Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Working on the House. Again

When we did our big renovation in 2005, we saved about 10k by just roughing in the master bathroom, and another 5 or so k by leaving the master bedroom as one HUGE room instead of cutting it in two and putting the closets in as the final plans called for. At the time, we wanted to get our addition built and cutting a couple major things out of the plan was the difference between being able to do the project at all or putting it off indefinitely.

Now three years later, we're finally ready to do this work. We figured it would cost more than we saved back then, but it's a LOT more, as in more than twice more and we're not really sure what to do about it.

But times are tough, and the contractor we want to use just had a job canceled and will knock the price down a bit if we let him start next week, just to keep his crew working.

Actually, that's fine by us, so I think we will be living in dust and chaos starting at Thanksgiving. So, that's cool, right?