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Gardening Outside Pool

Summer Updates

Summertime is historically a quiet time for the 70s house blog. Outside work takes precedent to inside house work. We have a pool to enjoy and land to keep, as well as most weekends being filled with social events. I did get the basement done around memorial day (as done as its going to get until we save enough to take the plunge on the flooring). I plan to upload a video of it soon.

I started a youtube channel under Freyman Farms, which will host all of our outside videos that have to do with gardening, cultivating, bee … Read the rest...

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Basement DIY Family Room house Paint Walls

Basement Renovation Drywall

So I definitely forgot to post Update 3 when I filmed it two months ago so I’ll just make this a double post. 2 for the price of 1. What a deal. We finally tackled the basement renovation drywall.

In February/March we finished the framing, electrical, insulating and even got all the drywall up. Around the second week of March my Grandfather and I began mudding the drywall.

As everyone knows things started getting really intense in regards to the pandemic and “Stay-At-Home” orders, so I basically stopped all progress because I didn’t want to compromise anyone who was nice … Read the rest...

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DIY Kids Outside

DIY Sandbox for around $40 (or less)

Happy spring everybody!! Too bad it’s being dampered by a global pandemic. The only thing keeping us sane at the moment is being able to enjoy the outdoors. We have over three acres so social distancing isn’t difficult, but I know not everyone is as fortunate. My 17 month old loves being outside, and apparently likes playing in the dirt…so I figured it was time for this kid to have her very own DIY Sandbox.

You can go to Target/Walmart/Amazon and pay $50+ to get one of those plastic turtle sandboxes (no hate, I had one as a kid and … Read the rest...

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Basement Demo Family Room Flooring Plumbing Walls

Framing Walls – Downstairs Update

We have made some progress down there since my last post. Hard to tell to the naked eye, considering it’s still a construction zone. We have been busy framing out the walls! As expected, we have ran into a few things that popped up as we started that needed to be addressed before going further. Lets jump right in:

Goodbye Doorframes

In true 70s fashion there are doors everywhere. Every room was compartmentalized and it was time to open it up. Here is a before and after of the door frames being ripped out. It’s incredible how much the … Read the rest...

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Basement Demo Family Room Heating & Cooling house Walls

Downstairs Family Room Demo

Hope everyone had a great holiday! We took the week off and decided to get cracking on our biggest project to date; the Downstairs Family Room Demo! It’s time to gut the downstairs!

Downstairs Family Room Demo
Before

Our house is fairly unique in the sense that most of the formal living areas and bedrooms are all upstairs. The kitchen, living, dining, two baths and bedrooms are all on on the second floor. Downstairs is a basement, technically, as half of it is underground. It also has family room, bedroom, full bath and laundry room, with access to the garage. It’s definitely a less … Read the rest...