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Tag: house remodel scotland

  • Looking forward to a (wood-burning) fire

    Looking forward to a (wood-burning) fire

    I haven’t shared much about the house renovation because, well, there hasn’t been much to talk about. We’re on a steady schedule of about one “thing” getting done a week, so at least things are moving at a pace, even if it is a snail.

  • How to guarantee your house renovation project will be the most stressful thing you’ve ever done

    How to guarantee your house renovation project will be the most stressful thing you’ve ever done

    We’re at 134 days and counting on our house renovation project. At this point it’s in easily in the top 3 of most stressful times I’ve ever had as a human being. You can have it too if you want it bad enough! Just follow this guide.

  • It’ll be worth it when it’s over

    It’ll be worth it when it’s over

    Whoever said this has never done a house renovation while living with their in-laws. If builders are from Mars, we must live over in the planetoid Farfarout. We are at 120 days and counting on our project and despite me saying there was light at the end of the tunnel, I’ve realized that was one […]

  • Our house renovation is nearly done

    Our house renovation is nearly done

    We’re really excited now as the house is nearly done and we can’t wait to move back in!

  • House renovation update: spinning the triangle

    House renovation update: spinning the triangle

    Like all projects, our house renovation project is all about a balance between scope, schedule, and cost. As all project managers know, changing any one of these points of the triangle impacts all the others. Right now it feels like we’re constantly spinning our our triangle like a roulette wheel, adjusting things and trying to […]

  • House renovation update: it’s “going”, just not sure where yet

    House renovation update: it’s “going”, just not sure where yet

    My buddy asked me how the house renovation project was going and I responded quickly without thinking: “It’s going good” I said. Then I thought about it more. “Welllllll, good probably isn’t the right word there.” It’s “going”, that is for sure, but I don’t know where just yet.

  • New year, new move

    New year, new move

    We are a week into the new year and the critical and most meaningful stage of the “big family project” for 2022 has begun with construction starting on our house renovation finally after a year and a half of planning. In other words, shit just got real.

  • House renovation starts in one month, here is a quick visual tour

    House renovation starts in one month, here is a quick visual tour

    One month from now (January 3rd) we’re starting our home renovation project. It actually started a long time ago really, but this is when we get to take a sledge to the walls and let the joiners, electricians, and plumbers in to start doing their thing. It’s hard to describe what we’re doing to the […]