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Old 08-26-2017, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Old 08-27-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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I'm amazed that some people are already remodeling finished space - we have a huge online swap group and you sometimes see people selling a suite of kitchen appliances because they are remodeling and getting all new.

As they say, rich or poor, it's nice to have money! lol!
It was unfinished when they moved in, like I think a lot of the Stapleton basements were. Their kids are getting old enough now that they wanted the extra space.

When we built our house, we didn't finish the basement. I'm close to ready to pull the trigger. Kids are 6 and 4. I think I'm going to want the room soon.

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Well, we just did major ($50K) renovation of part of our 6-year-old kitchen.
We have the money.
We plan to live here another 20+ years.
We want what we wanted. Got my Sub-Zero godammit.
Our south wall went from this to this.


It is almost complete.
Nice!!
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:31 AM
 
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Check out the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. They seem to keep their members very busy.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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I recently Visited my sister in Denver. I was impressed by the major infrastructure repairs being done. EG: In her neighborhood a they had a street dug up to replace aging water main pipe. The work was complete in a day or so. The miracle is the fact they're replacing whole sections, not just patching breaks as they occur.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Frederick, CO
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There is a lot of building, repairs and new infrastructure going in, I know the building industry is hurting for people and haven't been able to keep up with building demands because of the lack of employees. I also know alot of my clients have not been able to find reliable tradesmen so there is certainly a need for that.

Many people are staying in their homes and doing renovations/upgrades too so if that was a line of business you wanted to get into there is certainly business out there.

I honestly think you will do fine finding work if you were to move here.
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:43 PM
 
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Well, we just did major ($50K) renovation of part of our 6-year-old kitchen.
We have the money.
We plan to live here another 20+ years.
We want what we wanted. Got my Sub-Zero godammit.
Our south wall went from this to this.


It is almost complete.
Very nice. I've never understood the microwave over the burners arrangement. Seems like you would be burning your hands/arms putting stuff in and taking out if you had something cooking on the burners that sent up steam or some hot grease spattered.

I'm impressed you found someone to do it. That seems to be the problem nowadays. To OPs concern, we are desperate for construction people.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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Very nice. I've never understood the microwave over the burners arrangement. Seems like you would be burning your hands/arms putting stuff in and taking out if you had something cooking on the burners that sent up steam or some hot grease spattered.

I'm impressed you found someone to do it. That seems to be the problem nowadays. To OPs concern, we are desperate for construction people.
Dave's new kitchen looks great, but my wife and I would've kept that nice looking gas rangetop.

From what perspective are you saying "we are desperate for construction people" i.e., are you looking to hire such people for a company you work for or for a private project of your own?
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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From what perspective are you saying "we are desperate for construction people" i.e., are you looking to hire such people for a company you work for or for a private project of your own?
From the perspective of a home owner who every now and then wants to do small projects. It is very hard to hire anyone because they are all on big expensive projects like Dave's kitchen remodel. Why do a $1K job when you have your choice of $50K jobs?

I too would have gone with a gas cooktop because of the cookware I use. It looks like he went induction. But I really like the wall ovens instead of an under the cooktop oven. Much easier to put things in and take out, not to mention not having to bend to check something. The microwave over the stovetop is non-starter for me.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:43 PM
 
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From the perspective of a home owner who every now and then wants to do small projects. It is very hard to hire anyone because they are all on big expensive projects like Dave's kitchen remodel. Why do a $1K job when you have your choice of $50K jobs?

I too would have gone with a gas cooktop because of the cookware I use. It looks like he went induction. But I really like the wall ovens instead of an under the cooktop oven. Much easier to put things in and take out, not to mention not having to bend to check something. The microwave over the stovetop is non-starter for me.
Thanks. Yes, we like the double wall ovens he put in. Looks like a good range hood, the type that vents to the outside of the house.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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looking good dave!! Although I would have to pass on that backsplash, I think it would make me dizzy! lol! Hope you and Mrs. davebarnes enjoy!!
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