Tag Archives: remodel

Before Hiring Someone to Start A Project

Owning three homes over the years and planning some extensive projects have put some experience behind me  and taught me some valuable things.   While I am by no means an expert on home owning or improvement, I humbly offer the … Continue reading

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Accessibility Recommendations When Building

This is the basic list I started with for our remodel.  I copied and pasted it from a website, but didn’t record the internet address so cannot reference it.  It’s a good starting point for any project. ACCESSIBILITY RECOMMENDATIONS WHEN BUILDING  … Continue reading

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Remodel – Tax Deductions

Using tax deductions from the cost of your remodel requires good planning and record keeping. During our planning stage, I found a list of accessibility changes which are tax deductible.  The full publication can be found at: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf The list included the … Continue reading

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Remodel Recap

One of the reasons this blog was started was to share my experience in remodeling for accessibility.  Because they were some of my first posts, they are now rather buried.  In an attempt to resurrect them, I am posting a general … Continue reading

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REMODEL – Outside View

Not much different from the front, but the right side and the back are very different. Before and after of right side: Before and after of back: Want to see what used to be there? We have an inside dog … Continue reading

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Kitchen Dresser – Before and After

My Dad was a handy guy who built homes, and recycled before it was cool.  He always kept the Formica cutouts from kitchen sinks and used them to make furniture.  When my sister and I were young, he made a … Continue reading

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REMODEL – Workroom

Below the new master bath sits a workroom, which houses some of our old kitchen cabinets, tools, lawn mower, etc.  It’s a great bonus area. These pictures were taken when there was still organizing to do.

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REMODEL – Master Bath

The old master bath was long and narrow, which didn’t leave room for even my small scooter to move much.   Adding a new roomy master bath onto the side of the house was a much better use of space and allows … Continue reading

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Sidewalk and Deck

Two years before our major remodel, we had a sidewalk put in and expanded the deck.  This provided access to the walk-out basement. The yard has a small retaining wall that had to be considered when putting in the sidewalk, … Continue reading

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REMODEL – Master Bedroom and Closet

Before – this is the wall where the entrance to the old bath was. During: After: On the opposite wall, see where that door is in the picture below? That used to be where a window was, the very window … Continue reading

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