Had enough! Sick of renovating!

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Johnny Cashflow, 3rd Jan, 2016.

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  1. Johnny Cashflow

    Johnny Cashflow Well-Known Member

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    Been renovating all year 2015 .

    Have done a lot of work on 4 different houses. Just finishing up painting one atm and can say I've had enough of it. Painting, flushing, fencing ,gardens, cleaning out rubbish, demolition, organising trades and spending $$ etc

    All on my days off or before/after work so always been rushing around like a headless chook.

    Also been eating pretty unhealthy and not exercising like use to.

    I'm over it!!!!


    Unless a good deal comes alo......NO!
     
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    Property Twins Mortgage Brokers - Australia Wide Business Plus Member

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  3. Gockie

    Gockie Be the change you want to see in the world Premium Member

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    Tell me about it.
    I've been renovating, cleaning and decluttering all year 2016...
     
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  4. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Once your done you can post all the before and after Pics... with figures, materials used, suppliers, hold ups, injuries, trades used, council issues etc etc :D

    In the mean time enjoy this classic
     
  5. WattleIdo

    WattleIdo midas touch

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    It will be worth it. How about some (more? ) photos?
    By the way, I've seen your head around here somewhere if you need it.
     
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  6. joel

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    Renovating is good exercise!
     
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  7. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    A whole 3 days ;)
     
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    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    How long do you think it will take for completion? I know renovating is a tough one, I don't blame you for being over it.
     
  9. Xenia

    Xenia Best Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    The feeling of completion is great.
    Now go out and have a salad to celebrate.
     
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    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    If its yellow let it mellow...
     
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  11. D.T.

    D.T. Specialist Property Manager Business Member

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    Know exactly what you mean! I hit a low point a couple of weeks ago too Joey; said to the better half lets just buy shares.

    Next thing we're looking at the next one. It was a turn of century bungalow that needed 6 figures worth of reno done on it. Some people keep on keeping on. Its good for ya ;)
     
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  12. Special order

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    Poor precious
     
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  13. bez23

    bez23 Well-Known Member

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    Unless you actually enjoy doing the work, there is no point in saving a few dollars to force yourself to do the work.

    If the investment numbers doesn't stack up with external labour cost then it is not worth it IMO. A lot of people forgot that sweat equity is an opportunity cost. Unless you have a low paying job or enjoy doing the work, it is better to just focus on what you are good at and let someone else make a living whilst you are building your wealth.
     
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  14. Special order

    Special order Well-Known Member

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    if your renovating in your spare time then all your giving up is TV time- unless of course you enjoy talking to your partner
     
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  15. ZachAnsel

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    Mate,

    Just remember short time pain, long term gain..
     
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  16. Tim86

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    I've been renovating all my spare time since 2012...

    Renovating is super fun....fuuun...
     
  17. USC

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    Yep agree the worst bit is the late night KFC/pizza runs for dinner every night. Then lunch is bought at work the next day because you're too buggered to make lunch at home the night before! Ugh :(
     
  18. bob shovel

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    I love the takeaway food! Best part!! Smash a burger and beers then keep going!
     
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  19. bez23

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    Yes, fortunately for me, I do enjoy spending time with my partner and kid. And no, I do not watch tv much.
     
  20. Leo2413

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    Nah not for me. Did some painting and laying floorboards and bits and pieces but never, ever again. If I can't make a good margin gettingall the tradies to do their stuff (completely excluding me doing any manual labour) then I'll move on to another deal. Never again. I much prefer to direct the labour than do it.
     
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