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We went from 850 sq ft to 1200 sq ft and it feels enormous to (the two of) us, so I completely agree with the 500-600 sq ft per person idea. I'd love to have a shop, but that's unrealistic with prices in our neighborhood pushing $1200 per square foot.

 

The crazy thing is how much shit we've purged between the move and the renovation, literally truckloads. It's truly astonishing that we had so much crap jammed into our one bedroom.

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Thread Starter 
We have ~7500 sq ft, but I am a baller.
post #2268 of 5760
7500 sq ft by me would cost 5-8 million minimum with 150-200 in property taxes
post #2269 of 5760

2700 sq ft is already too much for me.  We looked at a 3800 sq ft house and it had too many rooms.  When you spend the bulk of your time in 3 rooms, everything else seems like a waste.

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Thread Starter 
I am kidding, I don't even have half of that.

We do have 3,300 sq. feet approximately. A large part of it is entertaining space, and we entertain a lot, so we do get a lot out of it. It is certainly true that we could more than get by with a lot less.
post #2271 of 5760
I Grew up in a 1000sq ft place ( with 5 people) and now own a 2700 sq ft place for me and the gf. It feels fucking huge. I love it.
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

I am kidding, I don't even have half of that.

We do have 3,300 sq. feet approximately. A large part of it is entertaining space, and we entertain a lot, so we do get a lot out of it. It is certainly true that we could more than get by with a lot less.

same, i have 100 at the super bowl party, no problem. will have 150 for my son's graduation from 8th grade and with the outdoor space we will be good. kitchen can hold 25 people at a clip and the dining room another 40
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8th grade graduation? Wtf is that
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yeah I know. here we go k-5, 6-8. 9-12. they graduate constantly
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A buddy of mine's kid "graduated" from Kindergarten a couple years back. Apparently it's a huge fuckin' deal to new parents.

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So now I am going to replace that air conditioner after all. I hate dealing with A/C guys. Two didn't even bother to give me quotes after showing up to do an estimate...

Have to deal with a system that was originally undersized. Or was it? And it's hydronic, probably want to replace that. Have to upgrade to R410a.

At least I liked the cheapest guy the best. And I got to see a house he did recently. How often does that happen?
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So now I am going to replace that air conditioner after all. I hate dealing with A/C guys. Two didn't even bother to give me quotes after showing up to do an estimate...

Have to deal with a system that was originally undersized. Or was it? And it's hydronic, probably want to replace that. Have to upgrade to R410a.

At least I liked the cheapest guy the best. And I got to see a house he did recently. How often does that happen?

Always makes me happy!
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It's relative--I still doubt his competence, just less than the others. And it's not like he's offering a great deal -- not counting the materials and the presumptive pay of an underling or two, it's $2k or so for a solid half day's semi-skilled work. And that's the best price! I really hate the A/C guys.

I am concerned that my lines are undersized. The upstairs originally had a 3-ton a/c with 3/4 lines. And that sounds fine, I guess, but the run has to be 60 or 70 feet -- very long. The good guy said he'd have to replace the lines for a 3.5 ton but not a 3 ton. The maker of compressor he'd put in says 3/4 lines are OK for the 3.5 ton up to 50 feet, and it doesn't even given install data on longer runs. Lots of sources on the internet say you need the jumbo 1.125 lines for longer runs. To replace the lines they'd have to put a gutter downspout on the side of my house--not that it'd be bad given where it is, but still I'd rather avoid it and the extra expense.

One of the a/c "guys" was an early middle-aged lady in cowboy boots and giant breast implants. I got a kick out of that, but she was #2 in apparent competence. She wanted $4000 for a half day's work. Sigh...
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The crazy thing is how much shit we've purged between the move and the renovation, literally truckloads. It's truly astonishing that we had so much crap jammed into our one bedroom.

 

A couple of years ago 17 pillows showed up at our cabin. I asked my wife why the hell she bought pillows for a cabin in the woods and she told me they came from our house. I have no idea where those pillows were stored.

 

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A buddy of mine's kid "graduated" from Kindergarten a couple years back. Apparently it's a huge fuckin' deal to new parents.

 

My nephew "won" a state award for a little video 5th grade he made - Best Semi-coherent Historical Video on Sir Francis Drake by a 9 Year Old or something like that.

 

The awards ceremony is at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

 

lefty

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Reading this thread makes me happy with my house.
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