A man should be master of his domain. At the very least capable of making minor repairs on his home as needed or desired.

I'd like to have this thread devoted to members' home improvement projects. I'd like fellow members to share with the rest of the community what you're working on. It can be as simple as repainting a room or an epic undertaking in landscaping. I feel we could encourage and share advice with each other to reach our full potential in this once essential manly skill.

I have recently been privileged with a home that my mother no longer has a desire to maintain. It is in a sorry state and will require many repairs over the coming year. To get this thread started are some examples of my most recent work.

I had my grandfather over to help me install a new wall furnace; this project was simply too far out of my expertise to tackle on my own. While in the attic, shortly after he warned me to be careful about falling through the ceiling, he managed to bust his own hole through the ceiling. Oh the irony. He's done this one before in this house. I've since barred him from joining me in the attic for future repairs when I require his expertise. However, it wasn't all bad. With his guidance I managed to make a very conveniently placed attic entrance in the hallway from the gaping hole he created.

Up next is preparing my kitchen for painting, removing some god-awful fluorescent lights and creating a fake wall using masonite or particle board to connect the top of the cabinets to the ceiling...if that explanation makes any sense. If it doesn't, oh well, if all goes well I'll be able to get started on this project tomorrow, this weekend at the latest so I can show you pictures of my intentions then.

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Hey Gabriel, my wife wants to know if you're available. She's less than impressed by my skills. Actually, this is a cool project and I'd like to see how you progress. Thanks for sharing it with us.
In the last year I have lined the property with trees, removed the carpeting and installed laminate floors. Now I notice that the paint is worn and due for a refreshening. That is the current project.

This summer I plan to improve the entrance to the driveway as local code allows a rounded curb as opposed to a ramp into the driveway. I want to remove the curb and pour a sloping entrance.
Currently I am finishing putting an oak floor in my living room. I live in a house that has been used as a rental property for about 24 years, so it's pretty beat up. Next step is getting the carpet off the stairs and figuring out what to do there.

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