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    New old house!

    This afternoon we signed our lives away, finally, on the 60 YO house we bought 'in town'. We went directly from the title company to the house and started ripping out the 20-30 year old, dog/rat urine soaked carpet. Aside from the designated potty areas, the original flooring looks to be in decent shape. I'm going to try to refinish those myself, then paint and replace the baseboards, put up crown, and redo at least the floor (tile) in both bathrooms. Our objective is to leave the house as 'old' as possible to retain the charm, and only do 'minor' things to update (like adding the crown). We'll make do with the exisiting cabinets that are probably original, but we'll be moving the fridge to another wall and adding cabinets around it. Also be replacing the one year old dark Corian counter with tile.

    I anticipate being a busy lad for the next three weeks anyway...

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    Congrats Kirk take your time & have fun while your doing it.

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    The Heart of Dixie
    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Constable View Post
    I anticipate being a busy lad for the next three weeks anyway...
    Try months... maybe years!

    Congrats on the house. I love almost everything about houses. Especially construction. I built a new old house. Only a very few ever realize that it's new. Most everyone thinks we remodeled an old house and that was our goal.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    I don't see a house... do you see a house?
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    What Art said.

    Congrats, KC. Sounds like you've got your free time booked for a while.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Congratulations on the "new" house Kirk! I hope the renovations go smoothly. Just don't bite off too much at one time! (DAMHIKT)

    Have fun and post pics.


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