Reflecting on my first year of home ownership

It’s been nearly a full year of home ownership and I’ve learned a lot from it. In this post, I just wanted to reflect on everything I’ve learned, some things I wish I would have known, and how I’ve changed.

Things I’ve learned

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Mirror I made for $25

Woodworking has opened up a ton of possibilities for me. It’s been really nice to slowly learn how to woodwork and it’s amazing what you can do with minimal tools. A person doesn’t really need a $10,000 wood shop. It’s possible to get everything done with minimal tools. Sometimes it’s even nice to challenge myself with using less tools. I’m still learning which means I still make mistakes but it’s part of the process of understanding what things are done a certain way.

Electrical work isn’t as hard as it appears to be. I’ve been able to install recessed lighting in my … Read the rest

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Lowe’s Closet Door Installation – Before & After with tons of images

Alright so here’s our before and after of our closet! A lot of hiccups along the way, definitely can’t take for granted the saying “measure twice, cut once” anymore 😓 Continue reading for alllllll of those hiccups. 👇

Before talking about the process of putting these closet doors in, this is the way that our house came. It’s older (1977) and houses then used to have full-length closet doors. Or at least all of ours are. But half of our closet doors are missing and the remaining half don’t work very well. And these full-length closets aren’t really sold anymore so we needed to put in a header to get the right height and put in a new door ourselves. Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about all the issues we ran into!

First off, I made the mistake of just getting a random 2×4 out … Read the rest

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