* laundry renovation * kitchen renovation (these two are combined - moved a wall to make a larger space. Final stages now. Only started 9 months ago so going well) * replace some weather boards * attic stairs (stairs in place but need to finish the trim) * new house alarm (purchased, need to install) * wardrobe (haven't started the demo yet - thought I should finish the kitchen first) * remove overgrown garden (seriously overgrown - stands about a meter tall) * replace some floor joists that have had woodworm * Veggie garden
I am, well my partner and I are in the process of redoing one bathroom(shower and vanity only), and shifting our laundry as the old laundry is going to be bathroom number two(bath, vanity). The partially completed laundry has all been lined, gib stopped, and wiring installed and some overhead cupboards installed all by moi. The wiring will be connected and certified by a licensed electrician of course. The room where the laundry is was a PITA, as it was an add-on to our 1920's house and some muppet decided that rough casting on the interior walls would be a fun thing to do. A couple of weekends of hard labour and we managed to remove it all. Have also put in a new subfloor as the existing floor was concrete that had a slope to it and using levelling compound would have cost a fortune.
Might put up some pics of what it was like if I can still find them. Don't ever buy a 1920's house where the previous owner didn't do much. ;)
Well been spring the list is growing fast.. Finish the raise bed vegie garden Plant fruit trees and grape vine Seal new garage floor (63m²) Line new garage (probably 18mm MDF, work for an MDF mill so nice and cheap)
I'm fixing my house - EQ repairs. LBPs needed for restricted work, foundations (done), cladding (arranged), and a deck demolition and rebuild (arranged), laying a new sewer (arranged), design and documentation for consents where needed (under way). I've epoxy-injected all the non-structural cracks in the perimeter foundation, done some other concrete repairs, screwed eco-ply to framing for additional bracing, repaired hole in rimu T&G soffits where the chimney used to be, fixed roof in that area, reattached fascia and guttering/spouting, fixed damaged window joinery (and reglazed where needed). Next jobs are to re-fit sub-floor vents (many got smashed), install log-burner, remove and replace tiles at front entrance. Then I start on interior repairs to plaster and paint, remove an interior (non load-bearing) wall between kitchen and dining room to complete renovation 1/2 completed when an EQ came along and munted the place. My current DIY project is a full-time job for the next 6-12 months. Total project size is about $250k. Today I'm having a day off - needed to change oil/filters on a couple of our cars, rotate wheels, change brake pads.