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
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
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
So I’ve mentioned this before but I’m planning to buy a house this winter. I’ve made tons of great progress in the last year or so. With about five more months left till then, I’m definitely on track to feel confident about my purchase. So let me share some tips on how to save for a house! So here goes! … Read the rest