One of the risks when choosing to take on home improvement projects yourself is that they may take longer than anticipated. The D.I.Y. option can save you lots of money but as a deadline approaches it’s time to dig in and never lose sight of your goal.
With military orders in hand we’re currently looking at our ongoing projects through a rapidly shrinking window of time. Now’s the time to get it done or face trying to rent our house out while it looks like a construction zone. We’re determined not to let that happen and want to maximize our rental income by offering a house with no compromises. Maybe this is a newbie landlord mistake, but that’s the way we’re approaching it.
My wife and I are very capable and enjoy learning new skills as we take on renovation, outsourcing only a fraction of the work when we must. However, we’ve been living in a state of semi-completion for three years and we’re both focused on wrapping it up.
Today I am sharing a few images of various projects that are approaching completion. Some were started a few days ago, and others have been in limbo for a while.
Each project will only take a day or two to complete. You’re probably wondering why we haven’t just done it all by now. Well, it’s complicated. With three children, me spending too much time blogging and having a super-ambitious wife, life sometimes gets in the way. I hope to share the ‘after’ pictures with you when we finally have this house move-in ready for our prospective renters.
Some people do all the work on their home improvement projects while others won’t lift a paint brush, where do you fit in the D.I.Y. spectrum?