Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Check out Southern Living 10,000 Room Makeover Sweepstakes

The Grand Prize includes:
  • $10,000 room makeover from Ballard Designs
  • Trip for two to the Southern Living Idea House
  • Design consultation by This Old House
We Just Entered
If We were to win what room would We choose?
With no doubt it would be the basement living room
Now what would be our goal for this room if we were to win or in the future
We would like to reface the fireplace
Todd would like a wood burning stove insert to help keep the propane cost reasonable
 wow...Propane is almost double what we paid last year, and with the Michigan winters we can really drain the tank.
New Carpet
Carpet does not look bad in the photo, but the black trim???Not sure what they were thinking not to mention you have to vacuum it twice a day with all the little feet in our home.
Drywall the ceiling
The house is over 30 years old and needs some Lighting
 We are easily already at $10,000 if you include Labor! Money... it goes quick
FYI tip...In the majority of remodel jobs 65% of the cost is Labor
It takes time and mistakes but if you are working with a tight budget and have any amount of patience you can save the Labor cost by becoming a DIY

Enter to Win your room makeover at 
 ends 8-15-2011

Good Luck