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Starting a Condo Renovation Project

The theme of this year is getting small tasks (or “projects” done).  I have a list of things that I put together at the start of the year and I am working down the list as quickly as possible.  My jobs are prioritized based on their importance (for example, painting my home is further down …

Finished my Only Renovation this Year

Last year was a whirlwind for me when it came to renovations.  It seemed like every free moment I had was spent renovating my home or helping others get their renovations done.  During the many renovations that were done, I picked up a lot of skills that I will be able to use moving forward …

Repairing Our Basement After a Water Leak

Three years ago I had a water softener installed.  The water where we lived was hard and was doing a real number on our appliances, faucets and drains.  At the time, I was worried that the water would damage everything and shorten their lifespan, so I did something about it.  Everything has been problem-free since …

Shopping for Windows for my Vacation Home

One of the biggest challenges of owning two homes is that there is twice the work to be done on both of them.  This can get quite costly if you don’t do a work on a regular basis, so I make sure to get some of my renovations done every quarter of the year.  This …

Saving Some Energy at Home

When it comes to living on a retirement income, there is only so much money to go around.  For my grandmother there are bills to pay, food to buy, and a vehicle to fuel with gas.  This doesn’t leave much money on the table, so she has been looking for ways to help cut down …

Helping my Grandmother This Weekend

My grandmother is one of my favorite people in the world and I am lucky to have her.  All of my other grandparents have passed away, so I only have the one left and I count my blessings each and every day that she is in my life.  We have quite the history together, and …

Changing the Windows in my Living Room

One of the things that any home owner goes through is changing their home to meet their needs.  Sure, we might settle on some aspects of our home when we buy it, but once it is yours, you can change it to be your home.  This means that you can decorate and renovate it into …

Painting in Milgard

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to paint.  Now, I am no artist by any means – the painting that I love to do is walls inside of a house.  It is one of those things that helps me to calm my nerves and re-energize my batteries.  It is very therapeutic …

Home Renovations in Los Angeles

Over the weekend I spent a day at my brother’s house with my nephews.  I have been going down there over the Easter weekend the last couple of years and it is a great time to hang out with my younger brother and his kids.  We always have a lot of fun together, and I …

Renovated our Rental Property in Michigan

While I thought that I was going to be done renovations for the year, I decided that there was one rental property in our portfolio that needed a little work.  It was our second property that we bought a few years ago, and at the time we had planned to do some renovations, but there …