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« Reply #300 on: February 24, 2016, 06:19:36 PM »


Got some kitchen backsplash in today


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« Reply #301 on: February 24, 2016, 06:33:58 PM »
Was a deal made with the wife on getting a housekeeper? With this monster I know my wife would freak.
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« Reply #302 on: February 24, 2016, 06:52:07 PM »
Did you guys have help picking finishes or do it all yourself? Looks amazing man...
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« Reply #303 on: February 24, 2016, 09:22:13 PM »
We have picked it all out


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« Reply #304 on: February 24, 2016, 09:29:41 PM »
Nicely done sir.

We did too. We love our choices, but admittedly we were stressed about the reactions from family and friends! Until it was done we were so nervous that something would look wonky or clash

You guys have a knack! Everything looks great


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« Reply #305 on: February 24, 2016, 10:03:14 PM »
Was a deal made with the wife on getting a housekeeper? With this monster I know my wife would freak.
I can so testify. I have 5320 Ft2 and I can say there is absolutely NO WAY to keep it clean. Especially with kids and animals.
I hire one of my girls a few times a month @ $100-$150 a sitting and I'm getting the work on the cheap.
Judging from looking at that thing, and all those kids, you're talking a deep cleaning ($$$$) probably every 6 weeks, and cleaning every 2 weeks at a bare minimum!
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« Reply #306 on: February 25, 2016, 06:20:48 AM »
Everything is looking good. Great choices.
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« Reply #307 on: February 25, 2016, 09:01:54 AM »
I don't think it matters. Our last house was close to 4K sq2 & new house is 3k sq2. With kids & a dog it doesn't stay cleaned.  ::)

Looks good HC, hope you enjoy it for many years to come.
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« Reply #308 on: February 25, 2016, 09:22:07 AM »
Looks great! For cleaning you might take a look at one (or a few ha!) Of the iRobot vacuum cleaners. Reviews on them now are pretty good. You could have one do downstairs at 2AM or so when everyone's sleeping and then the other set to do upstairs at noon or something when everyone's at school/work.

I doubt they will ever do a true deep clean but seem to be just the thing for the needed daily sweep for sirt, pet hair etc.

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« Reply #309 on: February 25, 2016, 09:24:16 AM »
We have one, they work good. We don't run it at night as it does "bump" into things & tended to wake light sleepers in the house. We use ours just on the main level.
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« Reply #310 on: February 25, 2016, 09:42:20 AM »
Don't forget y'all, he's got a small army of low cost day workers that function on free room and board. Knowing Blaine, that house will be spic and span on the regular!
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« Reply #311 on: February 25, 2016, 10:08:41 AM »
Don't forget y'all, he's got a small army of low cost day workers that function on free room and board. Knowing Blaine, that house will be spic and span on the regular!
Point of order: Girls, small or large do not clean anything (Correctly)
Boys, small or large don't know and have never learned to walk around mud puddles and that mud is supposed to remain outdoors!
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« Reply #312 on: February 25, 2016, 10:13:30 AM »
Point of order: Girls do not clean anything (period)

Fixed it for ya.
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« Reply #313 on: February 25, 2016, 10:37:31 AM »
Besides me, my daughter is the only one here who can clean worth anything. My boys, OMG and my wife only knows how to wet wipe what you can see.

Have been looking at those bots for some time now, glad to hear they works better as it is on the list!
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« Reply #314 on: February 25, 2016, 10:55:22 AM »
When we moved to CO & lived in an apartment for a few months last year we bought one at Costco. We have a Golden & her hair sheds like crazy. I literally had to clean the roomba daily but it worked flawlessly if it was kept cleaned. Now dog is outside or in her kennel (at night) here at our home & I clean it once a week. You would not believe how much it picks up. We keep it on first floor & it runs daily while I'm at gym in morning. It also forces you to keep stuff picked up & put away.
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« Reply #315 on: February 25, 2016, 01:03:04 PM »
Point of order: Girls do not clean anything (period)

Fixed it for ya.

It's refreshing to know I am not the only one with this issue.  My wife is awesome at many things, cleaning is just not one of them.  Her idea of cleaning is to call someone to do it.  So quite often I end up doing it myself then spend the money on something that I wanted to buy anyway.  If she is gonna pay someone, it might as well be me!

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« Reply #316 on: February 25, 2016, 05:21:04 PM »
Point of order: Girls do not clean anything (period)

Fixed it for ya.
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« Reply #317 on: April 23, 2016, 08:03:48 AM »

Basement

Foyer - from basement stairs

Living room

Kitchen

Mud room

Laundry

Office

Master

Master bath

Master shower

The baddest fridge in the history of fridges!

Mommas work station (in progress)

Office

Coffee service area (runs between master and office)

It's all still pretty dirty and we are about broke! But I'd say before long we will have a nice "little" pad to call home sweet home! Our vision has really come to life here. It's so exciting seeing all the pieces come together!


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« Reply #318 on: April 23, 2016, 08:07:40 AM »

I think the look on my face here sums up the fridge! It's also a great pic for scale! My little wife can't reach the top shelf wo a step!


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« Reply #319 on: April 23, 2016, 08:24:30 AM »
Breath Taking!

Really Amazing!
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« Reply #320 on: April 23, 2016, 08:32:20 AM »
Looking good Blaine!  I love my built in fridge and knock on wood, no problems in more than 8 years on this one.  Those things cost as much as a small car.

I really dig the mud room (or in your case, the locker room)  People in the south don't seem to do that very often.  If I build another one, I plan on having one.  I've been designing a simple farm house over the last several years as a "maybe one day" kind of thing and I want a large separate room to enter from the back with the extra fridge and freezer, big double utility sink, bulk storage pantry, washer/dryer, and coat and boot storage. Maybe even a small shower if I don't put one outside in the shop. Tile floors sloped with a drain in it.  When its dirty, hose it down and be done
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« Reply #321 on: April 23, 2016, 10:02:08 AM »
x2 on TRN comments on the Mudroom - really a great idea!  I'd love to be able to come in, sit down and take off the outer layers without spreading mother nature around!  Love the look of EVERYTHING you guys have picked out- classy and top notch.

Really happy for you all to be able to enjoy it soon! :)
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« Reply #322 on: April 23, 2016, 10:31:40 AM »
I think the shower in the shop is a great idea.
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« Reply #323 on: April 23, 2016, 10:43:03 AM »
One word. majestic. Great job HC.


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« Reply #324 on: April 23, 2016, 11:54:58 AM »
I think all that is little must be your bank account. Just awesome!!
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« Reply #325 on: April 23, 2016, 12:32:43 PM »
Gonna have to fake my death so momma can draw on my VGLI!


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« Reply #326 on: April 23, 2016, 12:39:37 PM »
You have a place to hide while the claim is filed. Who could look in every room there much less the other room.
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« Reply #327 on: April 23, 2016, 12:54:10 PM »
Looking awesome Blaine! Love the mudroom like others have said.
That fridge is massive!
Looks like it's getting down to the nitty gritty.
I'll bet everyone is getting quite anxious to get moved in.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #328 on: April 23, 2016, 03:05:34 PM »
That is a thing of beauty as everyone has said. Looks very well thought out and equally user friendly/functional tied with good looks. All to often those two things don't go hand in hand. Good for you guys! Enjoy it!

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« Reply #329 on: April 23, 2016, 03:55:55 PM »
Well, all us west coasters will meet at Blaine's on the way to Don's place when SHTF. Buy the time we get there we will have our own army.
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« Reply #330 on: April 25, 2016, 05:11:42 PM »
Really Beautiful HC!

Glad to see it all turned out like you wanted. You deserve it.  ;D
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« Reply #331 on: April 25, 2016, 10:10:18 PM »
Dang man, that looks incredible. Nicely done


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« Reply #332 on: May 28, 2016, 10:03:55 PM »




I got my panels back from the powder coater. They look awesome. I want to shout out to a Dallas Texas company, King Architecture Supply... Those guys are on the ball! I ordered the flanges you see there on Thursday and they were on my door step Friday afternoon!! At regular shipping rate to boot!


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« Reply #333 on: May 28, 2016, 10:08:17 PM »
Nice Job Blaine!!





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« Reply #334 on: May 28, 2016, 10:31:29 PM »
Very nice, I will finish mine sometime.
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« Reply #335 on: May 28, 2016, 10:46:55 PM »
Those look fantastic!
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #336 on: May 31, 2016, 05:22:22 PM »

Popped the cherry on the garage!


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« Reply #337 on: May 31, 2016, 05:37:52 PM »
NICE garage, looks like you can turn the truck around in it! :D
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« Reply #338 on: May 31, 2016, 06:15:01 PM »
Heck, I bet he could throw a 3 lane pistol range in there!
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« Reply #339 on: May 31, 2016, 06:21:57 PM »
At least a 2 lane, now it needs a hoist.
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« Reply #340 on: June 03, 2016, 01:56:45 PM »
And also a epoxy floor!


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« Reply #341 on: September 06, 2016, 01:52:17 PM »
I looked around a long time trying to figure out what to do in my new garage.  I didn't like the solid color look or the cost of the good epoxy products.  But I refused to do the cheap floor paint that you find at big box stores.  I had done that before and it didn't last well at all.  I wanted something I could apply with a roller, basically gave a gloss shine to the concrete, was durable and was reasonably priced.  I finally landed on the Legacy Industrial HD6525MMA sealer and couldn't be happier. 
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« Reply #342 on: September 06, 2016, 02:01:40 PM »
Pictures??
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« Reply #343 on: September 06, 2016, 02:51:34 PM »
I should have known better than to post without a picture.  I started a thread for it, and anyone else that has preferred concrete coatings so we can have a quick comparison of several options.

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