The garage is finally done!! New and improved video. I didn’t like how the one I preciously posted turned out so I deleted it :-)
The best part of the remodeling? Sledgehammering and rebuilding!
The worst? Cleaning up and painting!!!
Surprise DIY at the end of the video!
I ended up paying someone a few hours to help me finish the demo and clean up. He also helped hold up most of the plywood for me since I discovered it’s exhausting trying to hold up the plywood in place and use the nail gun at the same time. Being a low person has its limitations!
My awesome & super swole friend, @carrieganster
, spent an entire Saturday helping me paint and move stuff!
Total material cost was $850: 16 sheets of 1/2” sanded plywood, a bunch of 2x4s for restructuring & 1x2 furring strips for baseboards/trims; 5gal paint, new ducting and vents, hardware and etc.
When you have a bit of spare time to help your old man do some concreting and your 60 year old mother refuses not to help #lovetowork
Modern refined luxury. Such a staggering presence in any room.
Shutter are a great option to achieve a clean, elegant look while saving floor space!
I’m exhausted, but soooo happy to be “off” work for 6 days! Noah is leaving tomorrow morning for 3 days on his field trip and I am going to work like crazy getting things done around here so the time goes by fast. I’m going to miss my baby so much, but I know he will have so much fun with his class on the coast. My main project will be demo of this deck to get ready for the new deck, screened in porch, patio and Buddy’s new play yard. Why not start a new project when I have an unfinished kitchen, bathroom, kids room, guest room, guest bathroom, basement, laundry room and office😂 Then back to job sites this weekend- updated pics to come soon. And I plan to get in a few runs too! Wish me luck! #fridayonatuesday #longweekend #vacation #cantstopwontstop #renovationlife #coffee #lotsofcoffee #renovations #outdooroasis
Juggling projects can prove challenging.. yet rewarding. I’m looking forward to listing a few projects we’re finishing up.. Here’s the first one, hitting the market this week.
Progress pictures! Swipe to see before and after! This house didn’t have a proper front door, so we added one 😁 (side door is coming out)
My purse usually has everything but the kitchen sink inside. I could have swiped this one from a garbage pile, but I'm not that strong.
5 common mistakes that are made in surgery fitouts include:
1) No Business Plan: A fatal oversight which a quote by the Project Managers Institute of Australia perfectly sums up: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Preparing a business plan ensures that there’s a budget and goals to work towards. Without a plan in place, you’re going in blind
2) Low Tolerance to Risk: If you are moving into uncharted territory, the first rule is to be informed. Knowing your tolerance to risk is a key aspect of any design project. Some people are naturally better suited to taking and managing risks.
3) Designed by Staff: The staff will always have their own opinion on what they prefer when it comes to the final design. Staff can certainly have their own say, but when it comes down to it, the final decisions should be made by the owners and managers of the practice.
4) Unrealistic Time Frame: A commercial grade fit out takes time and should never be rushed - no matter how much money you might save. Give yourself the time and opportunity to get it right. The last thing you want is the whole project falling apart because you cut corners.
5) Don’t Ditch the Bling: The final stages of a project are always stressful as the ‘race to the finish’ sets in. It’s also common to explore ways to trim or cut back on the budget. Special features are usually the first things to get the cut. While these features may take up a good chunk of the budget, they also contribute to the final look and feel of the practice. Resist the temptation to cut back on the presentation of the practice. This is the part of the investment that will provide the returns you are hoping for.
A lot of hard work and dedication founded Cano Electric. Larry and Debbie Cano, our founders, started the company ten years ago because of the influence of two strong women in their family who empowered them to follow their dreams. You can read more about us by clicking the link in our bio!
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Love how this little detail turned out. Spotted gum mitre infill at the ‘Lucia House’ project.