The “REAL” Cost of DIY Home Renovations


The "REAL" Cost of DIY Home Renovations
The “REAL” Cost of DIY Home Renovations

So in today’s video I’m going to be discussing with you the true cost of renovating we’re, not just talking dollars, we’re talking about everything their time, your family, your relationships, there’s a lot of information to cover, and one of the things you need to know is we’re Not just going to come at it from a perspective of someone trying to sell you a course to become a house flipper, I’m a general contract for the last 30 years, and what I’m going to share with you today is insider industry knowledge, it’s the truth.

No holding back right in my channel, I’m going to, be more of a consumer advocate in this situation and I’m going to share with you all the dirty all the truth and all the hype that goes around this idea of renovating, because renovating or remodeling or decorating Or flipping these are all completely different concepts and this terms are used interchangeably, but that’s just not fair to you, the consumer who owns a house and you’re getting lost in the shuffle as to what’s best for you.

The "REAL" Cost of DIY Home Renovations

So listen we’re going to take on a lot of information today. We’re going to share a lot of valuable tips and tricks, places and ways that you can shop to save money different places in the country that it makes sense to renovate and different situations where it might make sense to renovate for you.

But are you really ready to take that on and are you able to do that as a diy er, there’s a lot to cover, so, let’s get started by the end of this video we’re going to be able to give you the information so that you can Answer the question: should you renovate your house and we’re also going to give you the actual cost of this renovation project and I’m going to tell you the truth of whether or not? I think it was a good idea.

So first, let’s talk about why we need to renovate because there’s a difference between needing to renovate and the desire to want to renovate which would be like changing your or your living space, to an open concept and the need to renovate hinges.

The "REAL" Cost of DIY Home Renovations

On a few and key ingredients, one of them is how old is your because construction technology, although it’s changed a lot since 1980, the basics of it, the structure, how the structure is done, hasn’t really changed very much now there are more options in different building construction. Styles, but if you own, a house you’re not concerned with whether or not a new modern building is in your future, because if you want it, you have to move or you got to bulldoze your property.

Renovating an old house is anything before 1980 is basically an evolution of construction technology, and so you want to go ah chords in time through that evolution to decide. Is it worth it for me to open everything up to change a piece of that construction technology that isn’t up to speed and by doing so, giving you a clean slate to build again and is there any benefit in it really?

So let’s talk about that before 1980, we didn’t have very good insulation in the homes. A lot of homes are built with 2×4 very thin walls. If you’re in a northern climate at all, it was insufficient.

They didn’t have good vapor barrier technology. There were still a lack of understanding, I’m air passing through buildings – we’re still just today, starting to get that up to speed. But if you can make your buildings so that you don’t have air passing, then you don’t have heat passing and it’s a much better environment.

Now that relates to energy cost of a home and may or may not really influence your decision to renovate just because if it cost you a thousand dollars a year more to heat your house in the winter, is it really worth it to gut it and start Over again to save that money – probably not, but if your house is made in the early 70s, then you’ve also got the issue of aluminum wiring in a lot of homes back in those days, and that can be a fire hazard.

So now we have this evolution of the need to want to renovate so fire hazards are a good reason to renovate we go back in time during the 40s, 50s and 60s. The whole construction world was in this race to develop a good technology. So there’s a ton of different building materials and ideas used back then, and they kind of all conglomerated around a national building code: late 60s early 70s.

It all came together, but for about 30 or 40 years there it was just a wild west of building ideas. Everybody was an inventor and everybody’s trying something different and not everything worked together.

Well, so you’re going to have crazy roof lines with massive heat loss and ice damming and water infiltration and mold you’re going to have old fashioned steel, plumbing pipes on your waste vent and your drains they’re going to be all clogged up and rusting out and causing Leaks and issues the older you get the more brittle they are and they can be really dangerous to having sudden major problems and floods in your house.

You go back even further than that you’re getting away from the modern kind of framing of a house where you’re going in to stick framing like this old beast, and this is what we call balloon framing. This is an 1880 house. So when you look at this, you think well, my house is from 1918 80 1860.

What am I going to get into there? Well, in this kind of situation, is kind of like the difference between a the exoskeleton of a lobster and the skeleton that we have where it’s also surrounded by muscle the new construction. Today they build the frame and you put a roof on it. Nothing else in the house, it can handle the load of a winter and everything else.

This kind of house here they put these boards up and all of the wood on the outside of this house is what gives it a strength. It’s not just lateral, but it’s actual strength, because every time a board ends they just scab a new one on and keep going. Okay and those two nails are not transferring the load of the roof.

The roof load is being transferred by every one of these boards. Throughout the entire house, and so with that kind of technology requires a different kind of understanding. You can’t just like this, like, for instance, this used to be a window right down to here.

Somebody just framed it all up closed it up. They didn’t do a good job, it wasn’t weathered and look at all this water damage and advanced rot going on. This is the kind of problems you can run into so high. The older.

The house gets the more issues you got to deal with, for instance, if you’re going with anything before 1970. You’ve got to address your asbestos issue now, if you’re living in a house and you’re not going to renovate every year and flip, I don’t want you to be too concerned. Most experts would agree on this very simple principle: asbestos isn’t that dangerous.

If it’s not a, you know a lot of exposure over a sustained period of time, so just buy yourself a mask. Take some precaution, put a fan in a window, get your demolition done, clean it all out of there, and even if you get a little bit in your system, it’s not going to cause you any longterm health effect.

It might cause you a little shortterm discomfort, but get the mask and you’ll be fine, don’t want everybody freaking out unless you’re going to be renovating houses and doing demolition every day of your life.

It’s not a concern for you. Okay, before that, we also had to deal with lead now. Everyone talks about all the toxicity in old homes. Reality is again the only problem if you’re going to have that window trim for dinner.

If you’re not eating the lead, it’s not dangerous, but it’s something to consider the older, the home. The more hazards you’re going to, find it’s going to. Have that old, ancient dust smell of the you know the coal that’s going to be in there too, so air quality is an issue. That’s why I believe, and using a really good air filtration system upstairs.

One of the things that I like to preach is if you’re going to renovate your house, you should live in it, there’s an added expense that you can avoid. These are all things you need to consider when it comes to the cost of the project and we’re going to show you how to do them. So let’s talk about the process for doing the renovation.

Now you have some major processes here. You’ve got to do your demolition right, then you have to inspect and repair structure. If you have any of those issues, then you want to take a look at changing your mechanical if they need to be upgraded, because if you’re renovating, which means you’re ripping open all the walls, basically the definition of renovation is I’m opening up my walls so that I can upgrade my mechanical systems and my structural.

If you’re not going to go through that process, then don’t open up. Your walls remodel your house, and that is just the act of removing all of the finishings and putting all new flooring and finishings and furniture things like appliances in kitchen cabinets and tile and paint job lighting. That’s a remodel.

But if you’re going to renovate means you’re changing your mechanical systems, so while you have your walls open, it’s a perfect time to go all in all right if you’re going to, do it do it all upgrades your water, upgrade your hotwater tank, your water purification.

Your panel, all right, one of the things you want to take a look at is a lot of older homes. Have a hundred amp service. There’s a lot of restriction on your capability in the future to do remodeling and adding on to your house. If you only have a hundred amp service like in my area, I want to add a hot tub, but I can’t do it unless I upgrade my panel to a 200 amp service, that’s just against the rules.

I didn’t really know that until it’s talking about electrician recently, so we’re going to upgrade the whole panel as well we’ll get into all these costs in a minute. But aside from that, the cost of those new systems, let’s take a look at ways that you can save your money, you can do all the demolition on your own. This here is basically three days of work.

We took out everything right back to the original studs and you can see this house here on the walls and the ceiling they’ve just added the laughs and then put the plaster coat over top there’s, no strapping, no secondary structure. This house was a bit of a trampoline, so I mean it’s only two by eight they’re 20 foot clear span across the whole building and yeah they had a.

They have this structure across the middle, to hold it all together, but that’s really not enough lumber. It’s not up to code today.

So as long as I don’t change it out, I’m fine, but I am going to add some nice thick strapping on there and that’s going to help make it a lot more solid and get rid of that bounce. When you do your own demolition, what you’re going to do is two things: hey you’re, going to save a ton of money, because your labor is free and labor is the most expensive part of any renovation project, because what comes along with labor is taxes. That’s the bottom line, most houses you can renovate your material cost is about twenty twentyfive percent.

The rest of it is labor and taxes. So whenever you get a chance to do, work yourself, you’re, not just saving on the labor you’re saving on the taxes that are all built into the whole economic system of hiring a contractor. Remember for every dollar! You give a contractor. Sixty cents of that goes to the government in canada and about 50 cents.

The united states now doing your own demolition also gives you this added benefit. You can take your time, be a little bit more patient and pay attention to the nuances of your house. In my experience as a contractor last 30 years, most of the major costs that have come into a project were associated with doing the demolition, because the crews would move too fast through the process. They made a huge mess.

They weren’t aware of what was going on around them and they ended up removing something that was delicate and important. That didn’t make a lot of sense at the time, but because of prior renovations. You know something may have been done wrong in a house and you took a toe by for out like this and you just knocked it out because well we’re going to put a wall in here and it’s not supporting wall.

But somebody made a modification upstairs that you weren’t, aware of it, became a supporting wall. Little things like this that you need to be able to pay attention to skin everything back understand your structure. Okay, don’t be afraid to take it one step at a time. Save your money, if you have to pull out your saws and start cutting through floors and walls, really ask yourself a question: what’s going on here, it’s not like on tv, where they just take a sledgehammer, start bashing things apart.

You want to peel it back like an onion. Okay, every layer take off the plaster, take off the lath clean off the extra flooring, get back to the original structure and then evaluate. What’s holding up what very good question to ask now, if you need to learn about structure, we have videos on that and if you need to learn about how to do demolition, we got videos on that.

We do specialize on this channel and helping you do by all aspects of your renovation, but in this chat, we’re going to focus mostly on the overall cost and how to you can reduce your cost, so you can afford to do this properly ha now, let’s get On to the next step, yes, so the next step in your renovation process is to establish a proper thermal and vapor barrier.

This is a little bit more tricky with the older houses because they weren’t designed for it don’t forget. In the old days they used to just put on a furnace throw the coal in there crank it up, melt everything within 10 feet, but it pushed so much heat through the house.

There was no such thing as condensation in the walls, because the heat was blowing right through the outside of the building. Nowadays, we’re working with energy efficient furnaces and we’re working with more of a comfortable room temperature kind of heating system. It’s forced there. So now we have all of this cold air, that’s creeping into the building and the freezing point is somewhere between outside and the inside of the insulation somewhere in the middle.

But if you have places in your thermal and your air barrier that are broken, then that cold draft is going to come through you’re going to get condensation and you’re going to get wood. That’s getting soft like this! Now it shouldn’t be just denting like that.

In chipping office, it’s it’s, this is because there was no plastic vapor barrier around this area at all. The insulation that was in here was just stuffed in, like just the whole cavity was filled, is inhalation and when it ended up doing was just creating this nesting area for the mice, okay, and so they’ve come along and they’ve done.

Whatever they wanted to do. They live quite comfortably and there’s all house so we’re doing is we’re cleaning it all back. We’re going to insulate the outside house to this point with that new vapor barrier and then we’re going to put mineral bowl all across this cavity here tie the vapor barrier from the basement up and around and tape it all together.

It’s going to be a lot of work, but by getting a good, proper seal, it’s going to make sure that this stays dry and it’s going to get another hundred years out of it. The next thing we’re going to, do remove this put on route 2 by 10, because the the ways you can save a lot of money in a situation like this is leave the trees, don’t be afraid to work with what you have and then add on to It to bring in good building practice, we can add a two by ten across the whole bottom of this wall in the future.

If we need to, we can put in some floor joist hangers and we can run new floor joists underneath one of the things you want to do when you’re renovating an old house like this is try to simplify all the mechanical so that you get all of The plumbing and electrical a wave from the outside walls,

okay, try to get it into the interior walls across the ceilings, make it possible to get down and dirty in here, because the places where nobody really wants to look are the places you’re going to have problems And that’s going to be where you run into major issues. Remember this whole house is kind of slid off the foundation just a little bit, so what we want to do is make sure that we can tie it all together.

Keep that from happening anymore. One consideration that can save you a ton of money when you’re renovating, is a keep your electrical away from the basement floor ceiling area, run it up through an interior wall. Secondly, is move your plumbing? I know everyone likes to have a sink on the outside wall.

Near a window, but putting plumbing on the outside window in this kind of environment almost always ends up in resulting in a compromise and your thermal and air barrier try to put it in an island or somewhere else in the house. Keep everything mechanical within two feet and get it away from that foundation wall so that you’ve got the ability to maintain that over time. So we’ve gone through a bit of the process. We’ve got demolition, we got electric, oh we got plumbing after that.

It gets pretty simple you’re more into remodeling. We’re going to do drywall work flooring. It comes down to selections where you spend your money comes down to selections. So let’s talk about the money now, what does it actually cost to do this kind of renovation? First of all, the demolition.

What we do generally is we get these large rolloff containers, bends, they’re, called 30 yard. They’re, really big and they’ll take all kinds of crap and we can get eight tons of garbage in them and so, generally speaking, you can go through two, maybe three on an old house, because you have so many layers of remodeling over all the old layers in Them so we’re looking at about $ 600, a bin for costs for pickup removal and dump fees, so that ends up being a teen hundred.

Let’s call 2004 demolition because of labor’s free right, buy some pizza and a case of beer have a couple friends over and swing away and have some fun.

So the demolition is done, we’ve got it all cleaned up and vacuumed out now. What we have to do is introduce new electrical system, new plumbing system, new insulation.

You start thinking. Wow here comes a lot of money, but the truth is this: if you can wire your own house, then the cost of doing all of the wiring work here really comes down to just about 300 bucks that’ll buy you boxes and wiretowire a kitchen and a living Space next to it, that’s not expensive.

The money that comes into wiring, a house think it’s expensive is hiring the electrician because, like I said now, you’re hiring a licensed trade and you’re paying a lot of taxes through his business operation to the government. I’m having an electrician come in and change out my panel.

That’s an extra cost, we’re upgrading the service to 200 amp. His quote on that is going to be close to $ 5000, and I’m ok with that, because once I have my panel upgraded that means I have the option down the road to add a working shop to put an expansive outdoor living space and a hot tub.

All these things I can’t do with a confines of 100 amp service, so it’s a bit of an expense now, but it’s going to pay off huge dividends when it comes time for resale and all of this work is done. The other thing we’re going to have is all the plumbing work that gets done now. Generally speaking, a kitchen is not a lot of plumbing work.

Bathroom is a lot more expensive with the plumbing than a kitchen is all you’re doing, is putting in a sink and running a dishwasher, and those are two basic programs that I’m going to be able to show you in upcoming videos and how to accomplish installing those.


So we’ll just itemized this demolition mm, maybe three on the tie high side electrical. If you’re upgrading your panel and your wiring, your own house, which you can do in a lot of places, you just have to pull a permit 5000.

If you need the higher electrician to do all of the labor another five thousand okay, and that’s just for the main floor, if you’re doing the whole house don’t be surprised, I was going to cost you ten plumbing, if you’re not doing the bathrooms you’re just doing A kitchen and you need a plumber instead of yourself, then you’re, probably looking at about $ 800000, just because he isn’t going to come out and set a day aside to do your job without making sure he’s covering all of his expenses.

All your government taxes that costs to put a truck on the road. All these things come into play and the materials to actually do the work to run. The fittings is going to be like about 50 bucks. I would suggest watch a plumbing video and do it yourself just saying other than that, those two major mechanical now the hvac system is the only thing we haven’t covered yet, and the reason for that is in most cases the ductwork and the house is going to Be sufficient, a real, modern hvac system is really technologically advanced from even something from the year.

2000 they’ve really come a long way with their science and their math and moving cold air around and heat returns. But if you have an old system where you’re forcing here in every room and your stairwells are the cold air return.

And maybe you got a great big heat great and you know a grippy grate in the floor where the cold air is going to back to the furnace you’re going to be mid efficiency. Investing in upgrading that whole system may not be a very good idea, but you might want to upgrade the actual furnace unit itself and leave all your ductwork alone and that’ll.

Save you an absolute fortune, so putting in a brand new furnace runs about two to three thousand dollars. Just saying you can’t really get away from that. These are gas technicians and they have a license and a ticket, and you can’t get that worked on yourself.

So you’re going to get stuck with it one of those things. If, if you try to sell your home and you have a brand new furnace and you have a brand new electrical panel – that’s been upgraded, you have new plumbing systems and all new I mean all new new new and new you’re going to get a return on Your value there, if you can do as much of the work as possible, so just to recap: we got five for electrical.

Maybe ten we’ve got a thousand bucks for plumbing, we’ve got a few thousand for heat and we’ve got a few thousand for doing all the demolition, so we’re still around ten eleven thousand dollars for a major renovation project. So now we got to get into the cost of all of the finishing okay, so the cost of finishing is where it gets really crazy, because this is where you make all your decisions related to your fixtures and your finishings.

This is where you spend money right. It’s also the greatest place on earth to save your money and do it yourself, because if you can develop these skills that are necessary to get a good result which will teach you in all of our videos, then you can save an absolute fortune. Let me break it down for you once your structure is done, all your mechanicals done. It’s what we call time to close.

Okay, now closing means you’re installing all your drywall now drywall in and of itself is relatively inexpensive, so you can buy the drywall and all the compound and tools necessary to do the drywall. This is a 400 square foot space all right floor space, so just to give you an idea, the drywall to buy this. I haven’t even mapped this out yet whether before okay we’re about 30 sheets of drywall down here, okay and it’s running about 15 dollars a sheet boom, so five, six seven! So for less than a thousand bucks, you can buy all the materials and the tools.

Okay, to do a good, drywall finishing job here now, if you were to hire a drywall company to come in and do this job, because it’s all labor and it takes a few days for them to get it done. I’m telling you right now, you’re going to get quotes in between the five to seven thousand dollar range, because it’s a oneoff, there’s no relationship, there’s no repeat business. They’re going to charge you top dollar to come in here.

That is why you want to learn how to do this yourself. It’s not that difficult, it’s a little artistic and it takes a little time. But if you stick with it and you learn the systems that I’m teaching, then you can do this yourself and you can save six grand right there now, after that, you got to pick paint right, paint can be expensive, believe it or not.

You’ve got to get drywall primer ceiling, paint, finished paint, trim, paint some before you know it. It’s going to be four or five hundred dollars of paint and paint gear. In order to finish off this space, now, listen! Yes, you can get that cheaper, but if you want to buy a good quality finish because when you’re new renovation, you want to have quality built into every step, I always preach this.

If you’re doing the work yourself buy the nicest stuff you can for the marketplace that you’re in getting a good quality washable paint is the difference between a good and a bad job, because it allows you to be able to upgrade.

You can see a good quality finish when you look at it all right, so buy good quality stuff, and do it yourself. Five hundred dollars paint the whole place or you can hire a paint crew to come in here again. They’re going to send in a couple of guys, going to work here for a couple of days and they’re going to charge you a few thousand dollars.

Labor is not cheap and it’s not because guys are crooks it’s because their business model involves so many different layers of hidden and obvious taxes in the system is getting out of control. I know in us it’s not as bad as It is in canada, but I’m telling you right now. If you have to hire labor to do what can be considered to be a relatively simple task. I don’t mean to offend any painters out there, but the reality is: is a homeowner who’s putting forth a lot of effort can do just as good as a job as a painter who’s in a hurry to make a buck.

Just saying now, aside from paint and drywall, which we’ve just saved, I think about six thousand dollars on finishing there. You’re going to need to buy a kitchen. You can buy a kitchen in all kinds of different price ranges, but you want to get something that has a real aesthetically appeal that when you go to sell your house, people are going to be like wow I’d love to be able to work in that kitchen.

There’s a lot of different factors involved in this, and this is where we get into the economics of the region. You live in because some places where you’re living it’s not going to make sense to try to do something like the out of the magazine. Okay, this is not show home stuff, most people need a functional kitchen and we need to be practical about this. There’s nothing wrong with buying an ikea kitchen putting in from mica countertops because they make some amazing products.

Okay, it’s clean, it’s functional, it’s healthy and it’s costeffective, so you can put together a kitchen for three four thousand dollars that is going to, be big and beautiful and you’re going to be able to entertain your friends and family and you don’t have to break the Bank, all right now, aside from that, you can really dress things up with some good lighting fixtures. Now I’ve wired this place here to have all kinds of pot light. We’re going to do a bit of a coffered ceiling. We’re going to show you all that process.

Some crown moldings because they’re not expensive, but they sure make a project look nice. We also have to deal with some tile work. You can do that yourself as well 100 bucks. So you can do your own backsplash.

Not a big deal. Don’t spend time money wasting interviewing having contractors coming by my goodness. It’s just not worth the effort when they want to come to a backsplash.

They want to get paid for a full day’s work, they’re going to be in and out of your house in three they’re going to charge us six to eight hundred dollars unreal. Do it yourself save your money? It’s a great skill to learn. Once you do a backsplash, you can have a little bit of confidence. Then you can start taking a look at renovating other places with tile, maybe the kitchen floor.

Maybe a bathroom goes on and on the last major expense you got to take a look at is your flooring. Now, depending on the house and the place where you live, your renovation, you might be able to keep your flooring. You might have a hardwood floor, surface and you’re just going to refinish. In that case, I’m going to suggest not doing that yourself.

This is where I go contrary to usually what I preach, but hiring a flooring. Refinishing company is worth the investment because they’re not that expensive for what they do. It’s a relatively simple process, but it requires a certain skill level and it is an art form and a lot of heavy machinery that, if you use wrong you’re going to cause yourself a world of hurt and wreck your floors.

So if you bring in a guy who’s, a professional in his trade and you give them a couple of dollars – a square foot he’ll sand it all down and refinish it and make a look brand new. I notice a lot of videos on youtube of people that do it a variety of different ways in their own homes and the camera lies every one of those jobs you see where they’ve got the belt sander out there doing their floor looks like junk in real Life don’t be fooled, hire a pro for this job and if you need new flooring like me, because I’m on softwood lumber here it looks pretty.

Oh, it’s charming, but the truth is it’s ugly and you can’t keep it clean, I’m covering with vinyl, because this stuff is amazing: it’s waterresistant it’s flexible and I can get a really top quality product for less than three dollars a square foot.

I know and it’s amazing most flooring out there. You really have to watch a price point because you can get duped into buying laminate flooring for 6 Get the legs in first before we lift it up in a position, so we can see that our sink is too high.

The drain on this thing is actually further back towards the wall as well, so we’re going to take our trusty of a pipe cutter here. This will help keep everything from getting out of control message right little solvent redirect that in line back towards where it is man’s, butt, six inches off the wall and we’re using two 45degree angles just to move the pipe line into position before I set that last Pipe in place, I’m going to attach my faucet, sometimes attaching the faucet.

First is just a really good idea, because this is a temporary kitchen. I went to the store about the cheapest faucet. I could find 30 bucks.

I’m in business show my new holes come on. Fossa we’re good to go taking special note here that they’ve marked the hot water supply intake with the little tab and that they’re going to be different lengths.

So the longer one is going to be for hot water, better solve them on the pipe and inside the fitting lift, and I always go finger tight and use a wrench to just give it another quarter, turn or so there’s a gasket in these, and so it Seals up pretty nice remember when you’re doing this sort of work that most kitchen faucets have got a shared valve system. So if you only connect the cold side first and then you do a pressure test or a water test.

He’ll come up about water supply. Hose samaritans connected before you start doing any testing on your treating system, and we have a kitchen faucet, that’s good for six to eight weeks. Okay, the next step is to remove our toilet. We’ve already done this on camera multiple times, so put a link in the description.

If you don’t know how to really move a toilet, you can watch it another video, but we’re going to open up this wall get up the sawzall cut our door start removing some cabinets and reinstall them in here for our temporary kitchen, okay.

So the plan is the bathroom behind here and the old tub area is up there alright, but I need the width of my cabinet dirty yeah here, so I am going to be opening this up like a walk way. 30 inches wide that’ll work out so I’ll, remove all of this yeah and then inside I’ll have my pantry and my other cabinet fabulous. Well, it’s been one of those kind of days today you know max dog is injured.

My son’s going home with a virus he’s sick max is getting married in 48 hours. It’s just the wrong day to try to film the rest of this video, so we’re going to do is we’re going to open up the other side of the wall and then, when he’d come back from our wedding. We’re going to finish this video off with a tour of the finished product.

You know the funny thing is, I can t remember the condition of the old tub space behind here. I don’t know if it’s all demoed or man. I can’t remember a damn thing: the insurance restoration company came in here.

They did the cleanup, because then we had the toilet back up with a sewer backup, so it was nasty. So we had to put all new flooring, so I know they ripped out the tub, but I just can’t remember: oh, I hope there’s not too much to do back here. Let’s take a look, ah my old shower, oh and my tub, okay yeah.

So I’ve got to finish, ripping all others out before. I can open up the hallway all right. That’s for matthew, I’m heading off to max’s wedding with them, and I’m going to leave my son here to finish this demolition when we come back, which is in just a few seconds from now, we’ll show you all of the finished product and we’ll do a tour,

But the plan is to put a 30inch cabinet with a countertop here and then floortoceiling pantry cabinet on this wall right here, so that we can have enough dry, good storage and counter space and a sink to be able to function around here within a few weeks.

Anyway, let’s just do this and we’ll see in a second, so now that you’ve seen all my organization secrets we’re going to. Take you back into the kitchen to show you the finished project, because to me is a little bit fun. I know my wife’s really enjoying it it’s kind of like a little european apartment kitchen, but it works.

So let’s go take a look tada, not so glamorous. I know, but man is it functional? Listen. This is separated from the construction zone by a door.

I got a huge sink. I’ve got my coffee machine. I got a microwave.

I even bought one of those little hot plates I can plug in. It’s just got to be careful. Usually, when you do a temporary kitchen, the electrical is not set up, so I can’t run my microwave and the hot plate at the same time blows the breaker, not a problem. We got some storage, I got my fridge.

I got my dog food setup and my garbage cans everything I need right here in this cute little 30 to 40 square foot area. This is reason that we are not going insane because we can cook and we can keep our area clean. Huh doing six months without a kitchen will drive you crazy. I’ve done it before, for whatever reason you just wake up in the morning angry and you don’t want to live like that.

So if you’re going to do a major renovation, consider finding a place in your house that you can make a temporary kitchen, do the kitchen renovation and then come back into this space later. This is just changing some flooring and remodeling.

You can remodel the space after you’ve had a temporary kitchen, it easy enough that is my secret to success all right so now that I’ve exposed all of my secrets and tips and tricks for you, you a better understanding of what it is, that’s possible. Let me ask you a simple question: how old is the home that you’re thinking about renovating?

What are the challenges that you have and yes put your questions in the comments section, because I’m one of the few youtubers around here who actually answers your questions? I don’t know I must be doing this for about an hour and a half every morning and a couple hours before I go to bed every night, but I’m feeling like it’s really important, so this video particular forget all my rules.

I usually tell people ask your questions in the newest video in this video. I’m going to be answering all your questions for a long, long, long long time. So if you’re just watching this now – and you haven’t seen this channel before, ask your questions – we’re here to help all right, don’t forget to give us a thumbs up button.

Let us know if you like this kind of information, if it’s helpful and subscribe to the channel, hit the button in the bottom of the corner. If I don’t tell you you’re not going to do it, then you’re going to miss out on all the videos that are coming up about the rest of this kitchen renovation, and you don’t want to do that, because we’re going to share with you secrets of where To go shopping: how to save your money? How to do all these projects yourself and we’re going to turn your house into an absolute paradise that you can afford.

That’s the secret right! We want to be realistic with these, with these projects on this channel things that people can actually afford to do well, we’re all in a different place in life. But if we all work together and strive together, we can all make our place better.

So now we have to ask the big question: is renovating your house in your future? Is it something you can see yourself doing either as a diy er or just hiring someone out to do the all the job for you? I just want you to put an answer in the comment section: just click on yes or no.

If you’re going to be a renovator, it’s all we want to know and if you have questions throw them in there thanks a lot for joining us. I know that was a mouthful today. Hopefully the information was helpful and if you’re excited to see how this project is going to turn out, then I’m going to encourage you to just click this right here we’ve got a videos of relating to the whole renovation of this house outside and inside, and you Can follow us along on our journey?

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