We're looking into getting the Azek decking material for the stairway and requested samples from the company. We have our colours all picked out and have had two contractors out so far giving us bids. But from what I'm hearing? The actual frame of the deck would be plain ol' wood anyway. So... the point of having decking that lasts 25 years? I'm not sure?
But we're looking into it anyway. You know how that goes... I just can't see myself spending $5000 on a wooden deck I replace in 10 years. The sticker shock is pretty hard, though.
And then there are two trees. Two trees cost how much to remove? Take a good guess...
|The trees in question are kinda tall and close between the houses... but still. $$$|
Well, darn it. We've saved a few pennies for a bit of updating but not another $20,000. We had already spent about $25,000 last year on the siding and windows. Think we have that much sitting around with nothing to do in our bank account after spending that? Think again! :)
|Our Azek/ Timbertech sample collection.|
Oh well. Now that I've ordered samples of this and that and made enquiries with a zillion different contractors, the magazines are rolling in. It's nice to dream, I guess. My kitchen could use a looking-at judging from the photos I see in these publications. Whoever thought a kitchen was just a cozy place to prepare and eat food? What was I thinking? It is supposed to be a giant granite sanctuary with recessed lighting, folks! I didn't know that. Also? Everything is to be some odd shade of grey with cabinet knobs made of nickel.