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I wish that I'd done that years ago...

Ever finished a simple project and then wondered why you hadn't done it years ago?

 

We certainly felt that way when we got rid of the old rotary clothesline in our backyard. 

 

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Re: I wish that I'd done that years ago...

One of the best things we ever did at our place was rip up all the carpet and expose the floorboards. I could never go back to carpet. 

 

 

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Re: I wish that I'd done that years ago...

I built my current home in 2010, lived in it for a year before having it as an investment property up until I moved back in March 2015. I was suit slack during that first year so only got the bare minimum done. Now I'm in it and plan to be for a while I'm working (and spending) my **bleep** off to make it awesome.

Sooooooo...I don't wish I put the pool, fake grass, fancy paving, ducted air con in before...I do wish I had of finished all the painting (missed pantry, linen closet and walk in robes). Even though I'm repainting the whole place, the previously unpainted walls have added some extra work and it just looks gross in the meantime.
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Re: I wish that I'd done that years ago...

A couple of things - replacing the decrepid section of fence in our backyard that didn't match the rest of the (nice) fence and ripping off the disgusting rotting mission brown driveway gates.

 

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We recently installed some outdoor power points. Wish I'd done it years ago! So handy for plugging in electrical tools like the whipper snipper, powering lights, radios, etc as well as recharging cordless tools while you're working in the garden. 

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It wasn't a "simple project", but after our first full summer with a pool I'm now wondering why we didn't take the plunge earlier. Apart from the cost, that is! It's certainly been great for the kids and their friends, and I'm really enjoying having a quick swim at the end of the day.

 

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Re: I wish that I'd done that years ago...

Anyone completed a project recently and immediately thought "I wish I'd done that years ago..."?

 

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Re: I wish that I'd done that years ago...

Not "years ago", but I just recently completed a small deck area, which extends from our alfresco and I have been out there just about every day working with various plants, using the bbq more and just sitting out there and relaxing.

 

As I said, not years ago, but we built and moved in 18 months ago and I wish we had made that alfresco area bigger back when it was being made.

 

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