Little House in the Heights

Blog series by BillyJ consisting of 3 parts so far

Part 1: The House

04-06-2013 03:53 AM by BillyJ | 9 comments »

SWMBO told me that the house was going on sale. That sentence translated into – we’re buying it. The house had belonged to her aunt and uncle, and it didn’t matter whether it was something worth buying. After walking through it (it took about 30 seconds), and from what I saw, it looked doable. Living room Kitchen / utility room Bathroom Bedrooms That’s it! About 670 sq ft, slab on grade. Oh, it does have a garage – a...

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Part 2: Let the demo begin

04-16-2013 12:46 AM by BillyJ | 7 comments »

Okay. So I was off by a few days. I was going to post this segment several days (week???) earlier, but life got in the way. Back to the story. As all remodels begin, I assessed what was in front of me. Because the house is small, and I mean, SMALL, there is very little that I can actually do (or so I initially thought). Of course, after anyone looked at the hideous pink-flamingo bathroom (complete with a tub that would never come clean, fixtures that probably didn’t work, and a ca...

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Part 3: Demo days

04-29-2013 10:43 PM by BillyJ | 4 comments »

The demolition continues in this segment, with the jack-hammer getting the best of me. Although I rarely get the chance to rejoice during demo, this time I did. Usually I look at the job and think to myself, “It really doesn’t look THAT bad,” then find out that the concrete is 10” thick in the exact spot I am going to bust up (only because they had accidentally dug too deep and had some leftover cement). It happens to me more often then not. I’ve had experienc...

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