Patch Blog: The Home-Improvement Chronicles--Odds & Ends

Milla Goldenberg discusses a few odds and ends in this ongoing series about the full exterior remodel of her 1920s bungalow.

Before we get to the thrilling after photos (and they are pretty thrilling), let's review a few odds and ends that didn't seem to make it into the narrative of the earlier posts.

These center mostly on the inconveniences that come with a remodel of this size, from dog blunders to a yard full of trash to the unhappy surprises. There are a few bright sides as well in the form of photos of my awesome contractor and new front door.

But as Operation: Home Remodel enters its fourth month, the inconveniences have been piling up. The biggest issue is the length, which has added to the expense and seemingly endless delays. And now that rainy days have arrived in Los Angeles, right in time for Phase 2's building of the deck, I'll be happy if we finish by the end of the year.

I know I shouldn't complain as I'll have a nice house at the end of all of this, and that fact alone is what keeps me going when construction dust burrows into my pores and gives me a rash, and the crew wakes me up far too early on a Saturday morning.

Check out the photo gallery for the odds, ends and captions that explain it all.

In case you missed earlier pictures of the remodel, these posts can help catch you up:

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sirangikalpana December 16, 2011 at 02:11 PM
Indeed, home improvement is so much difficult and draining. It gets more difficult when you experience hassles here and there, plus looking on a house full of mess could add to your stress. That’s why many people prefer not to handle these tasks alone. They hire contractors, home organizers and interior designers though it can be expensive. Nonetheless, it’s the best way to avoid stress. http://www.cliqstudios.com


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