We bought a house a few weeks ago and have been working hard to make it feel like home. It's a great house that needs some TLC. It was built in '99, lived in for 8 years by one couple and then the next owner had it as a rental house, so it has been a rental property for the last 6 years. All of that to say, we are finding out renters don't take as good of care of a home as owners, at least not the renters that were in this house. Anyway, we closed on the house on Friday the 13th and I took the next week off and worked hard to make some improvements. I added it up and I spent 108 hours working on the house during the first 10 days of owning it...and I'm exhausted!
This is the floor that we used from Home Depot, it went down great and was "fairly" easy to install.
liquid deglosser that I got from Lowes, it takes the shine off so you can prime and paint without sanding and creating a lot of dust! It worked great.