Hello, y’all! I’m feeling a bit frustrated lately by the slow progress we’ve been making around the house and I thought I might as well share my thoughts on the subject. I figure there must be a lot of other DIY homeowners out there like me, who seem to go through periods where it’s hard to accomplish much. Really, if I think about it, we have accomplished things, just not the grand remodeling I had in mind.
Not very creative or inspiring projects to be sure, but things that needed to be done. Unfortunately, these projects have also taken a big bite out of the home improvement budget, $10,000 in total. Yikes! I could have had new floors or really nice kitchen cabinets! But, I suppose I’d be really ticked if our air conditioning went out while a storm blew over our dead trees and the neighbor’s kids and dogs ran loose in our backyard!
So, with the budget annihilated, where does Lease Haus go from here? There is still plenty of weeding and digging in the dirt to be done. That is very low budget work and has the bonus of burning calories. If you follow our blog much, you’ll remember we’re in the process of removing the popcorn from our ceilings. That is a pretty low budget/high elbow grease project. Thankfully we can still afford new paint for the ceilings and walls, so we’ll be working on that for the rest of the year.
Playing in the dirt and scraping popcorn ceilings isn’t very creative. I’m thinking I’ll have to work some arts and crafts projects in every once in a while to keep the creative juices flowing. I also think it would be fun to create some mood boards to give myself and y’all some decorating inspiration. That is how I plan on getting through the rest of this very low budget year.
Have any of you had to blow your home improvement budget on less showy items like HVAC or fences? How do you manage to make progress without spending big bucks?