It’s safe to say 80 or so percent of the materials used on this 200 square feet study house are recycled from our old deck that came with the house when we bought it. It took us almost 3 years to get to where we are today because of time, money and priority. Gotta thank the man above for giving us the opportunity to do all the work outside of the main house first.
With all these projects under our belts, we now feel a lot more confident in ourselves to tackle what we feel we needed to do on the main house. There are so many advantages of starting on the outside of your main house before doing anything with the main house.
My wife bugged me so many times on why I wasted so much time on these projects when I could have spent them on remodeling our bathroom or kitchen. I never said it out loud, but I was not that confident in my ability to do those kind of projects. I would rather start on something that won’t affect the main house until I build up the confidence and knowledge which I can honestly say I have them today.
Another aspect is that you have no idea what are the weaknesses of your main house is until you have lived in it for a while. You must allow yourself sometimes to know your house first. Just because you think a bathroom remodel is what you need doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to start on. How about you started on the bathroom only to find out the kitchen needed immediate attention?
Start on projects outside of the house first! Decks, Sheds, Windows, Doors, Driveways, Garages, etc… before anything inside the house.