**** Raises Hand - My World is a Nightmare!! ****
|Originally posted by Melissa
Anyone else out there run into renovation nightmares like mine? Please tell me its worth it in the end
(Side note: Your from Nova Scotia? My father was from Cape Breton!)
Take a look at the thread, Care For A Tour (of my house)
posted by AngelzOO. I have photos of my current home there. We are renovating a century old schoolhouse.
I bought the place this past summer and we've been renovating ever since!! At one point in the summer, I had 10 different people in here. We had to totally change all the electrical, plus our walls are plaster. You know what it's like to have a house with holes in every wall and plaster dust everywhere?? Ick! At the same time, our washroom was being renovated and we put up a makeshift shower in the unfinished basement. Plus, we had the boiler replaced (our place is heated by radiators)and the roof redone.
I could have easily sold the place at that moment and went running out of the house screaming!!
Right now we're insulating the basement and attic. The previous owners had no
insulation!! The heating bills must have been through the roof!!!
Then we hope to renovate the kitchen ourselves (since my partner works at a wood plant we can get all our kitchen cabinets and flooring for an excellent price).
Then, in a year or two we'll add an addition on the back. So the fun never ends here at my home. But stop by 2 years from now and I will have my home the way I want it.
I just have to *survive* till then! Good luck and take it one step at a time!!