Remodeled Primary...Wife is Happy...Infinite ROI

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So, you guys know that I never touch a hammer or a brush - I've been vocal about that throughout the years. However, when wife says jump, I say how high - such is the secret to happy marriage...

Wife said let's remodel the house. I said - pick out the colors, honey. And since I was at it, I sanded and refinished the floors too. The floors I outsourced to my guys. The painting is mostly me, although I had a contractor come in and do the ceilings, cause I don't have that kind of time.

Living room:

Kid's bedroom:


Patrisha's office (my father in law helped with this one):

My office:

Well - I don't have an office, per se. Some days it's the kitchen, while other times (like now) it's my bedroom, and more often than I care to guessed it - the lavatory...

You could not pay me enough to go paint a rental unit. But, the ROI on happy wife, who appreciates that I stop thinking about business for a week and focus on making the house the way she wants it - priceless!

Done! And now I'm bored again. Perhaps I should go fishing with in AZ with @Serge S.



I was wondering why you've been quiet so these past days ... do thank Patricia for us ;-)

Originally posted by @Roy N. :


I was wondering why you've been quiet so these past days ... do thank Patricia for us ;-)

 Hahaha - I love you too, Roy!

Going through the same thing right now with my wife. She did all the painting this week and I moved out the old furniture and in the new stuff today! 

First I tried the old, "it's just not in the budget honey..."

However, she does the books and we just made a big sale. No excuses left! My back will be sore tomorrow from moving 4 couches and 2 large chairs. 

You said it! "Happy wife = Happy life!

Haha - when was the last time "it's not in the budget" worked for you, Douglas...or anyone?

@Ben Leybovich

The house looks great, maybe you should do it more often in the rentals...

If you need an office in Chandler Az, check out gangplank downtown chandler.  It's free and a great place to get some work done.  

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