While it pains me to admit this, like most home owners, I am not skilled enough to truly master the art of “Do It Yourself” projects, more commonly referred to in Pinterest boards worldwide as, “DIY Projects.” If you watch any amount of HGTV (https://www.hgtv.com/) – which, coincidentally plays on the television screens at our local building and electrical permitting office – then you might be faced with an insurmountable desire to take some crazy leap of faith on likely your largest illiquid asset such as, re-doing the flooring.
Or in our case, we re-did the doors. All over the house, we’d had the epiphany that doors are unneeded and unwanted objects – and during social distancing measures have honestly not been too unwelcome. However when we have had guests in the past, we’ve found that most would prefer a door on their bedroom, or on the closet to hide their luggage from our dog Earl.
Thus, one of the things I spoke to Ally about was fixing our “DIY Projects” so that they actually worked. For example, I hoped she could help us out by:
- Fixing the back door so that it closes
- Fixing our sliding barn-door project, which allows us more space in the primary bedroom, bathroom, and closet
…and finally, though we didn’t cause this problem:
- Fixing the backyard fence which was falling down – including agreeing to fix my neighbors portion for congruence
Proud of my hard work in the back yard, I told them not to worry about landscaping or pond maintenance – however nearly everything we had attempted to “fix” needed some definite fixing up. And even though we were not the cause of the damage in the case of the back-yard fence, I knew it too was beyond our skillet to truly repair a fence that would need to stand on it’s own, and not bring our neighbors fence down with it.
Although it’s not written on their website, Ally and the team at SUNTEX saw the vision for the doors and the fence, and willingly added these projects to the list of repairs to be completed on our home. Looking at the photos below, I think you’ll start to see why we’re so grateful that they did (see photo on left).
Though we don’t have many daunting “Before photos” of the Fence, I can tell you from experience that it used to be nearly impossible to open without some magic brute-force strength and careful maneuvering. You might say we were excited for SUNTEX to step in and help.