How to Avoid DIY Kitchen Design Mistakes

This weekend I came across a sale listing for a home that had recently been renovated.  Since I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel myself, I was keenly interested in seeing the kitchen.  My jaw dropped when I saw the pictures, but…

DIY Landlording Success Story: House 1’s $1,000 Water Bill Disaster Averted!

In late October 2017, after our tenants moved out of House 1, we put in a request to the city to turn on water service in our name.  On November 18th, just three short weeks later, the city issued us a water bill for…

Mr. DIY Landlord Buying Guide: Drywall Cut-out Tools

During the construction of a new home or during renovations, such as our kitchen remodel where existing drywall is removed, electrical wiring is installed in the walls while they are still exposed.  Wiring termination points, such as light switches, outlets, and light fixtures,  are…

Kitchen Remodeling Update: Drywall Installed!

In our last post, we finished up the relocation of House 1’s electrical panel to the new kitchen back wall extension and made a new entry from the dining room into the utility closet. In addition to relocating the electrical panel, we also have…

Kitchen Remodeling Update: Electrical Work Finished!

In our last post, we framed and installed an extension to the kitchen back wall.  With this wall extension in place, we are now ready to relocate the electrical panel for the house.  When the electrical panel is relocated, it will then free up…

Kitchen Remodeling Update: DIY Framing Finished!

We finished up the kitchen demolition at House 1 in our last post.  Now we can begin the process of rebuilding the kitchen. First order of business is to extend the back wall of the kitchen. This new wall extension is where the electrical…

DIY Kitchen Demolition Finished!

In our last post, we got about halfway through our kitchen demolition in House 1 by removing the entryway to the utility closet along with all the cabinets and appliances along the kitchen back wall. This week I continued the demolition by removing all…

DIY Kitchen Demolition Begins

With the kitchen remodeling plan finalized, today I rolled up my sleeves and got started with the kitchen demolition.

DIY Kitchen Remodel – The Plan

In last week’s post, we discussed the reasons why we are starting a kitchen remodel at House 1.  Since that time, Ms. DIY Landlord and I have mulled over several options and have settled on what we think is the most cost-effective solution for…