One interesting experience I’ve had recently is restoring an old house to its former glory by myself without using a contract. I got a plumber to quote for the work but his quote was outrageously expensive and he wasn’t doing nearly as much as I needed and so I did not take his offer up.
What is studious today? A general builder-cum-plumber who I had do some work on the house to do the plumbing work and also I had him helping me build my new kitchen. I purchased the new kitchen from Bunnings and I also purchased a new shower from the same company in roofing Invercargill. I had to first remove the old kitchen and the old shower in the hall by some in the bathroom and I put these up on the side of the road.
The next day I just want to drop to pick it up in the old shower and he introduced himself as Gary and offered to help me complete the work on the house. It was very useful and I was very glad it was him crawling under the house and not me.
This evening was actually a lot of fun and not nearly as difficult as I had imagined. I made a very good job of the assembly, the new kitchen looks absolutely marvellous and would not be able to place a very modern house.
I had more difficulty with installing the shower because of very old plumbing to do with the old shower, and also because the walls behind the old show up we’re not straight in need of a lot of work. The end result however was a very good finish of the shower and the vanity unit.