What are the holes for on the side of the stairs? You did a nice job. It's better that what the painters did at my condo , they painted metal railings off the decks but they did not scrape off all the old chipped paint . They painted right over the rust and chipped paint and it looked like crap.
Those are knot holes where the knots in the wood fell out from age ( wood shrinking )
I plan to use a hole saw to cut some circles and pop in place to fill them in. there is actually storage under there and a pantry.
I thought you had may of had a mouse that knew how to use a hole saw .
LOL! That is a great idea having storage space under the stairs . I saw this on another forum I use . The steps where outside and the people made the storage space into a dog house for their dogs . The dogs could use it to get out of the rain or take a nap.
Yes, Ive seen pictures of it being made into a doghouse and I have thought about it.... my wife didnt like the idea ( but was my original idea when we were seperated)
Last night I got a call from my cousin ( one of the few who moved to Florida years ago ) talked for hours, was great to catch up with them after so many years. We talked a bit about all the stuff to do down there and the areas/costs. seems a house isnt any more expensive than here. Im debating a move out of Missouri, but unsure where I would enjoy the most? I myself would love a cooler climate, my wife would prefer a warm climate but not hot. Hmmmmmmm, where to look?
Got a hint on an offer for my house between $85-95K where my total invested ( appliances, work/materials and cost of house ) is $42K
which is good considering I still need new windows and doors, if those were done Id be looking at 135K
I first ran across the advice in relation to Florida but think that it applies to any radical change of climate. That is to visit first during each season before making the decision to move.
Well, I am back in Florida now for the last 5 years, coming from Missouri. While the heat is not quite as bad as we had in Central Missouri, the humidity is worse. Winters are better. Cost of living where I am is through the roof for us. We are thinking of moving yet again, but it will be a few years down the road. We are tossing NC, SC, MO (not), and Central FL, all around. We were thinking Sequim, WA, but I feel that's too far and the taxes are higher than here.
The mountains of NC have a pretty mild climate most of the time but they always get the snow before anyone else in NC.