Category Archives: Home/Family

Make Our Home a Place That We Could Be Proud of

When we were first looking for home, our goal was to find a home that needed to have a little bit of repair work done, maybe not spend a ton of money on the house itself, but little by little over the course of the years do repairs the home so that once the word finished our house would be a place that everyone would be proud of. We purchase a house here in Liverpool, that met the specifications. Little by little we have been doing repair work on the home, and now we have just applied block paving liverpool products to the driveway, as the finishing touch to our home repair job.
When we purchased our home, the very first thing that we did is we started remodeling the living room. We figured that since this is the room that we would be spending the majority of our time in, and since this was the room that guest would see first we would make that room look nice. Then we moved on to the bathrooms. The next year once we have a little bit more money saved we did a complete remodel to the kitchen. Finally we directed our attention to the three bedrooms that are in the house.

Once we had the inside the way that we wanted, and we felt comfortable with it we started to focus our attention on the exterior of our home. There was some major work that needed to be done to the brick fa├žade of the house. Also the lawn itself was a disaster. After we finished with the landscaping, he moved on to the project that we just completed this week, paving the dirt road that led up to our house and putting nice block paving down.

Now, more than six years after we first moved into this house both my wife and I can say with confidence that it is a place that we are proud of.

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Just Got Started with the Renovation Work

Annie and I have finally found our first home, a two bedroom home about 30 minutes from downtown. It is a foreclosure and the bank really seems to have neglected it for quite some time. Since it sat in a rather isolated area there has been a little vandalism and also so pilferage. I am going to have to get new Replacement kitchen doors to replace the ones which some person has stolen while the place sat vacant. I suppose they did renovations and liked the cabinets in this rather old farmhouse.

It appears that the old doors were made of heavy oak, something which would be very expensive to buy new.

 

I was fortunate to have found something which was easy to install and looked quite handsome in the kitchen. Of course the appliances are ancient and we shall have to replace them one we can afford it. We got a great deal on the property, which includes around 3.5 acres and a small pond which must be just under half of an acre in size. There was even a rowboat left behind, but when I pushed it out on the water it leaked far more than I liked. There are fruit trees as well, two apple trees, a peach tree and a pear tree. I have no idea how to take care of them and it looks as though the pear tree shall have to be culled. I am a bit daunted by the prospect of keeping up such a large piece of property, especially since there is so much work to be done on the interior and exterior of the house itself. The place needs to either be painted or vinyl siding should be installed. I am going to look into the cost of the vinyl siding, since that is something which will not require as much maintainence.

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