Well my latest Home remodel project has started. With the newest addition to the family coming in September we don't have enough bedrooms to support our growing family. New houses were looked at, but to get what we want in a new home we would be spending 3 to 4 times as much as we paid for our current home. With the unsteady industry I am in, I do not want to take on more debt. Trying to shrink debt rather than get more!
We have 3 complaints with our current home. Living room is too small, we can only fit a couch, TV, and 2 end tables. Even at that, it is very cramped. We can not have anyone over to the house, as everyone has to stand around. The kitchen is cramped with the dining room table, and only seats 4, we will have 5 people in the house, and lastly not enough bed rooms. All those can be rectified with some moving around and the additional bedrooms.
The current plan.
Step 1) Convert 22x23 garage into a new master bedroom, and 3rd Child bedroom.
Step 2) Convert Existing master bedroom into the living room(removing all closets, new drywall walls and ceiling, and new carpet, plus additional electrical outlets and cable TV runs)
Step 3) Convert existing living room into the dining room.
Current Budget $5,000.00. I will work till I run out of money, as there will be no "financing" in accordance with our "no new debt" policy. I am right on track, as I have bought EVERYTHING needed to do the garage it wasn't nearly as much. The bedroom to living room and living room to dining room conversion will be cheap with only drywall and carpet cost.
This is one of the largest undertakings I have ever done in one of my own homes. I have assisted and worked on projects of this size before, but honestly, this is my first time taking it all on alone. I have done many remodels, but never moved everything around, planned it all out and went to this scale.
Edited by toomanytoys84, March 11, 2016 - 09:18 AM.