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Originally Posted by javadog View Post
It's no big deal. I remodeled my last house over a 7 year period. I gutted it down to the structure and replaced some of that, as well. You work on one room or one area at a time and cordon off the rest to contain the mess. Our first 6 months in the house, we didn't even have a proper master bedroom.

From my memory, this is a second house for you, so no need to completely move in first and then try to live there. Complete the big projects first, then move in as you have completed rooms or areas. Don't make it harder on yourselves.

If you do any new sheetrock, as you have suggested you will, you'll at least be redoing the door, window and cased opening trims. No way you want to walk all the way to the "shop" every time you make a cut.

My advice is to get the house knocked out first, then entertain your "shop" and "woodworking" fantasies on weekends, way down the road.
THe original plan was for it to be a weekend house, but we may now be planning to live in it at least for a short period (a year-ish) assuming I can work out good enough Internet access to be able to work from home. It's only 1530 sqft.

We could end up doing some changes upstairs that would mean some drywall (mostly subtraction), but anything is possible.
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