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Old 07-18-2016, 07:33 PM   #21
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10 years later, mine looks worse now. Lol
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:44 PM   #22
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You have all that saved up already? Or just enough to get started?

Sounds like you ned a least 50k to get her shelled in.
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If you're anything like me you will never have time to work on your own damn house because it doesn't make you any money. I'd hire a contractor to do the work.
I am hiring a drywall finisher...that is about all I plan to sub out. Maybe a plumber too
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And? I need a place to sleep at night


Of course you need the master suite addition.. What was I thinking lol
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You have all that saved up already? Or just enough to get started?

Sounds like you ned a least 50k to get her shelled in.
My materials are at about 12k
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My materials are at about 12k
That seems really low to me. How many sq ft is the master?
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If you're anything like me you will never have time to work on your own damn house because it doesn't make you any money. I'd hire a contractor to do the work.
Only if you're making more money than the contractor...
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On my own house, I subbed out excavation, foundation, MEPs, drywall, hardwood flooring, cabinets, countertops and roofing. I should have subbed out more.
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On my own house, I subbed out excavation, foundation, MEPs, drywall, hardwood flooring, cabinets, countertops and roofing. I should have subbed out more.
What's left, wiping your ass?
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Only if you're making more money than the contractor...
You just have to be able to bring in the same money in the same period of time. How long does it take a carpenter to wire and plumb a house correctly vs the electrician and plumber that do it everyday?
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What's left, wiping your ass?
Framing, siding, trim, tile and paint. If I could go back in time, I would have only done trim and paint myself.

Oh, I subbed out insulation too.
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On my own house, I subbed out excavation, foundation, MEPs, drywall, hardwood flooring, cabinets, countertops and roofing. I should have subbed out more.


Nothing felt better then coming home after a long days work and finding all the drywall hung, or all the hardwood installed.

Nothing feels worse then Sunday night at 6 pm and I'm still not done with the trim, gonna have to get back to it next weekend. Subbing out is the way to go, unless you can afford to stop working and treat your house like its a paying job, and not a hobby.


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unless you can afford to stop working and treat your house like its a paying job, and not a hobby.
I ended up doing that quite a bit and it cost me money.
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On my own house, I subbed out excavation, foundation, MEPs, drywall, hardwood flooring, cabinets, countertops and roofing. I should have subbed out more.
I subbed all except framing, trim, drywall(hanging), roofing, and painting.
If I did it again, I would likely only frame and do the interior finish.
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You just have to be able to bring in the same money in the same period of time. How long does it take a carpenter to wire and plumb a house correctly vs the electrician and plumber that do it everyday?
if you want done right... do it yourself...


Coming from someone who has an unfinished powder room and missing baseboards for four years now... lol
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On my own house, I subbed out excavation, foundation, MEPs, drywall, hardwood flooring, cabinets, countertops and roofing. I should have subbed out more.
I would agree, I gutted my house when we got it, and still lived in my apartment for 3 mos. Tinkered at night's but subbed out a fair bit.

It was nice to finish the day job and stop in and see progress.

I started my exterior last year , still not done. Just me on weekends

Do what you do best, pay somebody to do the rest. Think I heard that on this site.
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That seems really low to me. How many sq ft is the master?
670 sf minus the stairwell
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if you want done right... do it yourself...


Coming from someone who has an unfinished powder room and missing baseboards for four years now... lol
My living room has all the lines snapped out for how I want to the wainscoting to go. One wall is done, the rest is chalked out. My mother in law was over a while back and asked why I don't just paint the bottom portion of the wall if I'm not going to finish it for a while. I told her because then I would have to snap all those lines again.

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