Last night everyone's favorite show to hate was on, Love It or List It. The couple needed a new house because the current house was a two story with a basement and the wife had Lupus. There were a couple issues, aren't there always, with the renovation that caused Hillary to drop the finished basement and the interior access to the garage.
The first issue was the OSB sub-floor, Fast Eddy wouldn't lay hardwood on top of OSB. Per the Hardwood Manufacturers Association OSB is a proper sub-floor for nailed hardwoods. http://hardwoodfloorsmag.com/a...ticleid=228&zoneid=2
Then the the city inspector wouldn't approve the engineer's design for the open space without an extra post in the basement under the steel beam. Lastly, when they started to repair the sidewalk they discovered a drainage problem that nixed the new interior access to the garage.
You have to love how David gets to go over budget on the new house but poor Hillary just has to keep jettisoning things over the side as issues come up, as they generally will in renovation projects, but always will in LIOLI.
David meanwhile shows them a split level and two story home when their first requirement was a one story house, though they wanted a finished basement. Personally, if my wife or I had mobility issues due to a disease like Lupus I'd sell our current two story house and look for a ranch home, even if it meant giving up a couple of hundred square feet to stay within budget.
LIOLI is a three act play every show. A DVR definitely helps get through the manufactured drama in the middle. I do need to get the DVR back on the main TV in the family room. My on-going project on the first floor moved it to the bonus room TV.
Ah well, not sure we needed another kvetch-fest to whine about LIOLI but on this one I thought Hillary was handed a couple of BS issues. That said, I was with David on this one, list it and move on. Hillary turned out a nice job in the end but it was still a multi-floor house for a woman with mobility issues you can't fix that for $55,000.
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