The House That Claire Built

Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 1- Friday November 11th, 2011

Day 1 has begun. Plumbing is the goal today. We are gonna rip up the cask iron main water line, cut it out, replace and patch. Next on the list; reinforce slaggin foundation walls.

Yesterday I picked out more insane deals at Colt Industries. I found Greenleaf granite sheets imported from China (booo).
9x3= 27 sq. ft of granite for a counter
Retail cost- $55 per sq. foot ( $1485)
Claire's hussling cost: $80 per sheet, saving $1405

We were able to purchase the kitchen, main bathroom and master bathroom for a grand total of $1900, which shaved $ 7000 off the construction allocated budget for these jobs. With that money saved I was able to upgrade from a plastic vinyl- exterior shingle to a real cedar shake exterior! Sorry mom I know you wanted this your whole life.....

My contractor also offered me a job to be his buyer due to my insane hussling ability.... let the games begin.

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