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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

There are couple of home improvement projects that I would like to embark upon:

1. Put down new hardwood floors

2. Replace the windows (Das Haus was built in 1990)

3. Replace the shower booth

My estimate puts me at $15,000 for the entire project in the DC metro area.

 

But the Mrs. wants to move to a more upscale neighborhood where home prices are $1M on average. :brick:

 

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but the quote we got for replacing windows was $25,000 - $30,000.  Others in the neighborhood have reported the same general range from other companies, and I can share the NS1 home does just fine for this family of five but is by no means a mansion. 

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Will you be doing the work yourself? What type of floors are you going to go with and do you have pets? The thing about those $1M homes is that they are customized to what the previous owner desired which may not mesh with your desires.

The work will be done by professionals, who happen to be people we are friends with. My wife doesn't trust me with anything anymore after I "winterized" the windows with caulk!

No pets.

 

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I hate to be the one to break it to you, but the quote we got for replacing windows was $25,000 - $30,000.  Others in the neighborhood have reported the same general range from other companies, and I can share the NS1 home does just fine for this family of five but is by no means a mansion. 

We live on a 2,000 sq ft townhome and we're looking to replace maybe 7 windows. I think you may be living on a mansion. $25,000???

 

@venividivicibj

She will have all three 

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You should totally do it. We have a great home ownership thread on here that would love to have you (seriously, it's a cool thread)
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link?

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http://www.styleforum.net/t/285761/the-home-ownership-thread/3990

Guys doing projects on their house and failing spectacularly. Guys doing projects on their house and bragging. You can ask questions too
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

The work will be done by professionals, who happen to be people we are friends with. My wife doesn't trust me with anything anymore after I "winterized" the windows with caulk!
No pets.

We live on a 2,000 sq ft townhome and we're looking to replace maybe 7 windows. I think you may be living on a mansion. $25,000???



Ah, the joys of home ownership. You won't be buying any suits in the near future!!!
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but the quote we got for replacing windows was $25,000 - $30,000. Others in the neighborhood have reported the same general range from other companies, and I can share the NS1 home does just fine for this family of five but is by no means a mansion.

Sounds about right.
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Bowball, I think it is too vivid a blue. Did you see anything you liked from the second set of swatches that was posted

Fllick, blue first, then brown. Though I guess it depends on what you already have

I had a feeling that might be your response. Basically, it looks like I too am going to be going 310310, right?

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I had a feeling that might be your response. Basically, it looks like I too am going to be going 310310, right?

There will be an awkward moment 6-8 weeks from now where we post identical looks in the WAYWRN thread.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

http://www.styleforum.net/t/285761/the-home-ownership-thread/3990

Guys doing projects on their house and failing spectacularly. Guys doing projects on their house and bragging. You can ask questions too

 

Cool thread. Thanks for the link.

 

Today we are demoing the wall between our kitchen and den. I wanted to do it myself, but my wife says I dont have the time, so we contracted it out. I has a sad.

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Things I have been allowed to do around the house:
- Replace all the door knobs
- Put up curtains on windows
- Replace toilet seats
- Replace faucets in master bathroom
- Replace shower head in master bathroom

Thats about it. Everything will be oitsourced.
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Things I have been allowed to do around the house:
- Replace all the door knobs
- Put up curtains on windows
- Replace toilet seats
- Replace faucets in master bathroom
- Replace shower head in master bathroom

Thats about it. Everything will be oitsourced.

aka HONEY!!!! Do......
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Things I have been allowed to do around the house:
- Replace all the door knobs
- Put up curtains on windows
- Replace toilet seats
- Replace faucets in master bathroom
- Replace shower head in master bathroom

Thats about it. Everything will be oitsourced.

 

And you are contemplating painting your kitchen cabinets!?

Walk before you can run. Have you even painted a room yet, or refinished and end table or something? Without great preparation of the surface, any paint on the cabinets will be uneven and will peel in no time. 

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post

And you are contemplating painting your kitchen cabinets!?
Walk before you can run. Have you even painted a room yet, or refinished and end table or something? Without great preparation of the surface, any paint on the cabinets will be uneven and will peel in no time. 
When I lived with my parents, I painted rooms, repainted the deck, replaced a toilet, helped in putting in hardwood floors and new windows. I am an amateur but still not clueless. My parents even sent me to a construction site so I learn the importance of education, money, etc. I can still remember all the black stuff coming out and off of my body at the end of the day as I took a shower.
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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post
 

 

Cool thread. Thanks for the link.

 

Today we are demoing the wall between our kitchen and den. I wanted to do it myself, but my wife says I dont have the time, so we contracted it out. I has a sad.

 

You are not alone.  My wife uses that same line on me all the time as well. 

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Originally Posted by SeaJen View Post
 

 

And you are contemplating painting your kitchen cabinets!?

Walk before you can run. Have you even painted a room yet, or refinished and end table or something? Without great preparation of the surface, any paint on the cabinets will be uneven and will peel in no time. 

 

Y'up.  Ours looks good a year later.  We even had a painter in for another project who thought they were professionally done and wanted to know what others were charging for the work.  We spent extensive time cleaning the cabinets, sanding away all the varnish and priming the woodwork.  When we were researching the project, there were many horror stories of peeling paint for people that took shortcuts.

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