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Starting a blog on Eichler remodeling (eichler.kimigo.com)

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dmd
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(Long story short: blog had to move to a new home, http://eichler.bitfodder.com/ -- no new content though...)

Hi, I'm just starting a blog to capture over a year of remodeling work on a basic Eichler. A very long year, full of pain and learning. http://eichler.kimigo.com/ I just posted a few pictures of the house BEFORE. The plan is to post pictures and info of each and every step of the process. We're talking about just everything: 2 baths, 1 kitchen, flooring, walls, sidings, roof, furnace, windows, garden... For the purists out there I must say that there wasn't much left of the original Eichler, apart from the shell. So please don't flame me if you notice some drywall here and there in the pictures! You'll notice that I refer to the Eichler Network quite often in my posts as I have spent countless hours collecting tips and info here before starting! Thanks everyone on the forums. Hope this will be of interest to someone. /dmd Eichler re-mod: http://eichler.kimigo.com/

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Joined: Jul 28 2004

Thanks for putting this together to share in a blog. I'll look forward to following your progress!

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Joined: Oct 10 2003

Looking forward to seeing this! I only wish I could peek at the end result!

dmd
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Shouldn't take me too long to catch up with current status of things! Hang in there.

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Joined: Jun 28 2003

Great link - can't wait to see the progress

Which development are you in?

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I'm currently remodeling my Eichler...using a contractor. I have just started and have dropped major bucks already.

dmd
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jeffsheldon wrote:
Which development are you in?

Fairwood in Sunnyvale.

dmd
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tylersf wrote:
I'm currently remodeling my Eichler...using a contractor. I have just started and have dropped major bucks already.

Yes, the few contractors I've used cost me a lot more than expected too. Even though I've done over 60% of the work myself, remodeling is an extremely expensive thing...

Joined: Jul 27 2005

Thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing the end result. We recently bought an eichler that was in need of total renovation. We started our remodel in mid April and we're set to move in August 12th. We did most of general management and use subs and a primary contractor. It's been a long process with many challenges with this type of home. We too did almost everything. 2 baths, kitchen, floors, furnance, carport to garage, new room for office. We still need to paint the exterior and do landscaping. I am not sure what expensive is but sure was quite a bit of $$. I will put together some picture when I am all settled in.

Lillian

Lil

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