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OK, who is STUPID enough to spend $40,000 for a new bathroom?! My husband and I did most of the work ourselves: he's build a home before, and I have experience with architectural drafting. We designed our own bathroom, and did 95% of the work. We spent our time to find the right fixtures, cabinets and accessories.Since we own our own business, we ran a lot of the supplies through our company at wholesale cost. We had an electrician friend double check our wiring, and a plumber double check our plumbing work. We spent about $8,000 for a 6' x 12' bathroom -- and it looks effing great!
We just had a 28x24 garage installed that includes an enclosed laundry room, attic trusses designed as a "walk in " attic with drop down stairs, R34 insulation, high end insulated garage door and a new driveway for 19K.
At 58K for a 26x26 garage that would be $80 a sqft... You can build a freaking house for that.
Seems everyone has an opinion, if we didn't care about owning a home we'd all live in caves because who knows what a homes value is at any given time, the recent real-estate bust confirms that. So, as a homeowner and remodeler I can't think of to many things more satisfying than making that house your castle, if that means a new bathroom, big master, a nice office, etc. etc. go for it, you only live once and
and who knows the market may be back and you'll recoup all that investment.
As for cost, I think some of these prices are inflated and with a little savvy shopping and a open minded contractor you can save some money with a little contributed effort on the home owners end.
It depends on who are living on that house....ROOF is important if your roof is leaking & have a damaged inside the house the home insurance will not pay. Better read or call your insurance. We did ours last summer it costs us closed to 11,000. 30 years roof & hoping in the future -we don't have to hire a contractor Like pool wasteof money , live in Oregon so we have a natural pool (puddles) it rains here so much fixing roof is very important.
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Obama likes putting people to work and saving money for the public!
Go for it! How fast and educated are you about money! Do you like money? Why give it to the Electric company or utility company alone?
Accountants, Mathematicians, Investors, Insurance agents people complain they only have 50-$150 or more utility bill a month. If the cost of repairs is less than their current house payment and / or the cost of solar and other repairs is also less than their current payments, If they took even $50 a month and put it into a compound interest bearing account that pays out daily interest would they make money? How about with the rebates and tax credits?
How about in a bond that has no taxes on it? People do not know they can save.
Lenders and all above can they save a months payment with a new loan. Can they put energy efficient loans above the other loan amounts for solar or others? or in another word can they increase the maximum loan amount by an amount for energy savings improvements? PUrchases loan amounts? How about equity loans?
Then if they put this money into savings or investments would they make money and retirement accounts too? IRA? Tell them please the public has no idea. Even in California where the sun shines year round.
Which banks have lenders and investment bankers that could explain this in their language? or that are intelligent enough and educated enough to understand this themselves?
Why put solar on your home? Hey that could save you money! Who wants a vacation or investments? Pay through the nose! Who wants to be energy concious? Certainly not California with the sun! Certainly not Northern California with the sun?
Spend! Spend! Spend! On your Utility bill! The more the merrier! Your Utility company likes that.
Solar Energy! Tex Coat paint! Siding! Insulation! Doors! New Roof! Patio Covers!
What for! Asians do not like to be energy concious or green. Latinos do not! Caucasians too few of those left in California to care! African Americans oh no not us! Arabs no not us! Hebrew not us! Take your money put it in a stack and mark it for the Utility company. All in single dollars or pennies! Who cares! Who cares! Go bankrupt is number 1 !
Give it to the Mormons! They like that! Romney is a fool he wants it too!
Save please do not! clowns in the Circus give it to them! Live in a nasty old broken down dump with the air flowing out the walls , doors and roof! Fill it up!
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