Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Everything I needed to know about home renovation I learned from Anne's Almost Quintessence

Yes, it's true. She covered it all in this post from April 2005:

Gather 'Round All You Home Renovators

A key insight:
What you will find is that every single item in your old home is inextricably tied to every single other item. That roofing nail in the uppermost corner of your peak is directly in contact with the foundation walls. You want to replace one, you better be prepared to replace both.
She also focuses on the importance of beer, which is why I have made getting the kitchen in working order a top priority. Need to fire up the refrigerator to store the beer, and I need to have chairs and a table so we have somewhere to drink it.

And I am also gearing up for lead poisoning during the sanding-and-painting stage. I wonder if lead-specific respirators would be an exercise in futility?


HomeUser said...

One thing she didn't mention was how to save money and time, if you were selling your house after renovating. I was searching online for legal documents that would enable me to sell my house by myself, and came across this site
It was easy to find the documents i needed, and was inexpensive to purchase the documents. I also used the documents from this site
when i contracted a personal to assist in my renovation process.

Try it out across this site

D.B. Echo said...

I really don't care much for comments that are essentially ads for other sites. A hint for the future: it is not considered proper - or at least natural-sounding - English to repeatedly use a phrase like "this site (whatever).com". And "Try it out across this site" doesn't really translate into anything coherent.

Still, your blogsearch on the word "renovation" - that was you, wasn't it? - led me to a few interesting and useful sites. So I'll let the comment stand. For now.