Home Improvement Hobsons Choice

Paraphrasing a famous saying, if you are not busy improving your home, it is busy falling apart.  So my wife and I, though our usual consensus building process** have decided to redo my daughter's room.  My wife offers me this bargain:  Honey, if you get all the furniture out of the way, and put down plastic, and do all the taping, I will paint the room.  Does anyone else sense that this is similar to saying "honey, if you marinate everything and chop everything in advance and do all the cleanup, I will cook dinner?"

Anyway, I took the deal, knowing that in fact my only real alternative to the offered bargain was the implied "or you could just do it all yourself."

** Marital consensus process:

Wife:  What is you first priority for our next home project
me:  I'd like to finally build that hobby room and studio
w:  I think we need to fix up our daughter's bedroom
me:  Or maybe we could fix up the patio
w:  I think we need to fix up our daughter's bedroom
me:  uh, okay, let's do the bedroom


  1. Coyote little sis:

    For those who don't know, Warren's wife Kate is truly one of the most creative and talented people around. And she has cojones. Quite a combo!! Good luck, my dear brother.

  2. James R Ament:

    Coyote little sis,

    I certainly don't know them but it was assumed... no man in his right mind would post such a thing if there were not an equal relationship of talented people, inherently respectful of each other and filled with humor. I like to think that after 37 years of marriage I have something similar... and I would have agreed, via mutual "consensus," to do the daughter's bedroom first as well.

  3. David Olsen:

    Greetings from Black & Decker. (www.BlackandDecker.com) I'm looking for bloggers who want to test new Black & Decker products on their do-it-yourself projects before the products hit the market.

    If interested, email me at david.olsen@bdk.com

  4. home improvements toronto:

    Keeping up in style nowadays is very demanding to do especially if you do not want to be left behind. Starting from clothes, shoes, bags, jewelries and other accessories completing one’s fashion is a must know-how or else you’ll be considered as a fashion disaster. These things are not the only priorities when it comes to being on the trend, actually, even homes are also kept in-style through the guidance of contractors offering services of home improvements in Toronto

  5. texas remodeling contractors:

    Here's a home remodeling organization tip: If you are being your own General Contractor, keep an expandable folder (“redwell”) with individual folders inside for each trade. For example, I have an expandable folder for each house that I’m working on, and inside are manila folders labeled “Plumbing”, “Electricity”, "Tile", etc.

    2)Local building codes require a certain number of electrical outlets in a room. However, some electricians will slap the receptacles into the walls in an unattractive configuration when you consider where the phone and cable jacks are going. Tell your electrician exactly where you want the outlets and jacks to be (and how high you want them as well). This is especially true if you have an idea where you want your furniture to go and you want to hide the outlets and jacks behind the furniture.

    3)Here's one of my favorite home remodeling tips that's easy to forget: Be sure that your painter saves you some paint in the cans for touch-ups and duplication later.

    4)Before the plumber (or any contractor, for that matter) digs into the ground, you need to call your local utility locator service to come out and mark the underground utilities. This will prevent your contractor from accidentally digging into and damaging the existing services. If you neglect to have the utilities marked, you could face very large repair bills that the utility companies will require you to pay.

    5)One of the classic home remodeling tips is to maximize resale value by spending your money "where the water is". This means kitchens and bathrooms. Also, having a good trim carpenter install fine crown molding, etc. can really dress up your house.

  6. remodeling:

    home remodeling is considered a must!

  7. home remodeling:

    Our homes need a touch of remodeling occasionally. In order to achieve this, we must look for a reliable home remodeling contractor to put our trust into.


  8. home improvement:

    i couldn't agree with you more, a house is in constant need of attention.

  9. home construction virginia:

    improvements and renovations are really essential...

  10. asphalt paving california:

    i am planning to do renovations for my own house too, i hope eveyhting will turn out fine...

  11. Eric Jackson:

    Nice answers in replace of the question with real point of view and explaining about that.

    oft conversions essex

  12. habshi 75:

    Really appreciate
    this wonderful post that you have provided for us.Great site and a great
    topic as well i really get amazed to read this. Its really good.2016 Honda


  13. tayyba:

    As you have read, the amount of knowledge that is needed to choose products is vast, but once you have it, you can apply it to your daily beauty regimen. Continue to learn about what you can do and create a routine that is the best for you.

    buy zolpidem no prescription needed

  14. mical clark:

    We have decided to open a powerful knowledge base for precious metals investors,here you will find every thing you need to know about choosing gold dealers including fortress.
    Buy Sleeping Tablets

  15. habshi 75:

    Buy 1 Million Facebook

    There is no question
    that instantaneous water heaters are good options to trust in terms of their
    water heating services. However, you need to know that not all kinds of this
    water heater will work best for you.

  16. habshi 75:

    Be a yardstick of
    quality. Some people aren't u

    sed to an environment where excellence is

  17. habshi 75:

    You can't just ask
    customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you
    get it built, they'll want something new.

    buy ativan
    online USA

  18. habshi 75:

    That is a really good

    latest fashion
    tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere. Simple but very precise
    information_ Thank you for sharing this one. A must read article!

  19. habshi 75:

    Positive site, where
    did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered
    it though, ill be che
    salt lake city

    cking back soon to find out what additional posts you

  20. habshi 75:

    I like what you guys
    are up also. Such smart work and reporting! Keep up the super
    resole climbing

    b works guys
    I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value
    of my website .