Remodeling: Installation of a Tesla Wall Connector

The bad thing about being a DIY landlord with many properties is that you are always working on your rental properties and neglecting your own home because the rentals are cash-flowing assets and the home is a liability.

Remodeling: DIY Pegboard Installation for Garage Organization

When you are a DIY landlord, you quickly accumulate tools and supplies. Before you know it, you are running out of storage space and and chaos ensures.  One of my resolutions this year is to stay better organized so I can run the business…

House 9: Opening the Secret Gates – Abracadabra

In the last post, we finished our ambitious DIY project of building a set of secret double gates at House 9.  Now that the construction of the hidden gates are complete, it is time to tackle the next challenge of devising a mechanism to…

House 9 Remodeling: Constructing Secret Gates – Day 4

On day 3, I nearly completed the DIY construction of the secret gates at House 9.  Today, I fix the small imperfection which kept me from closing out the project.

House 9 Remodeling: Constructing Secret Gates – Day 3

On day 2 of this project, I made substantial progress and neared the completion of the DIY construction of the secret gates at House 9.  Today, with all the surrounding framing in place, I started by completing the top header wall above the double…

House 9 Remodeling: Constructing Secret Gates – Day 2

In day 1 of this project, I constructed one of the two double gates at House 9 and wrapped up the day by setting the second of the two posts which will hold the double gates.  Today, I continue with my DIY secret gate…

House 9 Remodeling: Constructing Secret Gates – Day 1

In my last post, I described my vision of replacing the current double gates at House 9 with a new set of secret gates disguised as a section fence with the incorporation of a top header wall.  After spending weeks mulling over design ideas…

House 9 Fence Replacement Project Cost

With the DIY fence replacement project completed at House 9, we can now evaluate the project’s total cost.  Before we dive into those details, here is a video showing how the old fence looked and also showing the final reveal of the new and…

House 9 Remodeling: Side Yard Double Gate Replacement – The Vision

In our last post, we completed the DIY replacement of the wood privacy fence along the east property line of House 9.  Unfortunately, the wood double gates which join the fence to the front of the house is now looking quite sorry next to…

House 9 Remodeling: Fence Replacement – Day 5

On day 4 on the DIY fence replacement project at House 9, we completed another 5 fence sections and set the last of the fence posts in concrete.  Today, we resumed the project on its homestretch and brought it to completion.