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freg13

05:11PM | 04/05/05
Member Since: 04/04/05
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i want to know which project to do first, inside or outside ones? i live in a older house. i try to do at least one or two project a year by myself. but i am not sure where to start first? which is the most important ones.

k2

08:03PM | 04/05/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Greetings Freg13,

OK, just an opinion here....I don't know if there's a magic answer.

I think projects should be prioritized such that hot-button issues such as dangerous conditions and water infiltration should be addressed first.

It is also important that the house be liveable. You need a finished area to 'retreat' to! If you don't have such an area (such as in a major remodel), there is nothing like finishing off an area to call "home."

Then there's always a raft of improvements that need to be done on a regular basis as things just age. Then those that add value and living pleasure.

There are just so many variables! Do you enjoy gardening? Is paint peeling? A fence or deck falling apart?

I, too, try to tackle one major one a year. For one thing, you have to live through the remodel--and another (as I'm sure you know) you can only absorb so much expense at a time. Even at that, it can be hard to keep up with it all.

It sounds like you're not a stranger to home projects....what is your intuition (and your home) telling you?

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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