We are stepping now the third month of the year. March is finally here and I hope everyone is having a wonderful start. So far, I am doing good and can’t complain at the moment. There are a lot of projects we are planning for this year especially about home improvements and renovations. We are deciding now which project should be done first. Of course, financial matters should be also considered in the first place.
We are glad to live in our own home. It might not be too big or a luxury one but at least, we can call it our home. The best thing is we don’t pay anymore for a home mortgage. It is indeed a great investment we have.
We are happy and contented about 2013 because we were able to do some home improvements and renovations including the following;
We have been planning to replace our kitchen since 2004. We just waited for the right time to do it until finances are available. Finally, last January 2013, we went to the nearest furniture store to look for their kitchen that were on sale that time. We had a great savings because we bought it for only around $2,500 instead of the original price for $6,000. We save more because we did all the jobs by ourselves. Thanks to the handyman in the house who can do everything from plumbing to home repairs, car repairs and other jobs at home. With our DIY or “Do It Yourself” effort, we truly saved a lot of money for our new kitchen. We were so thankful that the dust and dirt are over now.
Sidings for our Multi-Purpose Patio/Garage
This is one of the greatest projects we did last 2011. It really cost a lot of money and effort but with all the hard work of the expert handyman at home, everything was already done now. Our patio/garage is around 60 square meters. We used it for party venues, as a patio, working area and as garage for our 2 cars. The last project we did was the sidings. Finally, last year, all of the temporary sidings were put-down and we already installed a new one there. It is nice to sit down and simply relax in our multi-purpose patio/garage especially during summer season.
This project was started last 2012. It took quite a long time to finish it but we are happy now, that is it finally done. The dismantling process of the old bathroom took a lot of time. I can still remember the dirt and dust in our home when it was totally dismantled. Last year, everything was finally done. After finding all the bathroom accessories from bathtub to towel holders, faucet, toilet paper holder, bath fixtures, sinks, etcetera, now it is finally over and in full functionality.
The greatest thing is, we saved a lot of money with all of these projects because we did it all by ourselves. DIY or “Do It Yourself” really helped a lot in saving you money when doing some home improvements and renovations.