(Closed) Frustrated w/ carpenter husbands unfinished project – major vent

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh, that’s a tough one. Sorry you’re going through that. As someone who also has an older house I can def. see the advantages of buying a newer home. I guess I don’t have any advice for you, but I do wish you the best of luck.  BTW that kitchen you posted is gorgeous. 

Post # 4
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2004

You make perfect sense, this is actually what we are in the process of doing. If i had to wait for my husband, it would take forever. I ended up getting several quotes and hiring a professional to do it. Maybe if you obtain quotes he will get into gear?

Post # 5
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Have you heard the story about the shoemaker’s kids who had no shoes?

Chances are he is up to his eyeballs with carpentry by the time he gets home from work.

I would have a heart to heart and tell him how much it would mean to you to have the kitchen expanded and finished. I would ask him a date by which he would agree to get it done, or get his agreement that the two of you will hire someone to do it.

It is ridiculous that you are hauling kitchen appliances up and down the stairs.

Post # 6
1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ugh I know how you feel! Fiance has yet to put the baseboard up in our curennt kitchen, it’s now been 4 years! ugh! We’re renovating our new home now and he wonders why I want all these things done before we move in. Well, it’s because the past has proven if it’s not done before, it will probably never be done!

If there’s something Fiance really doesn’t want to do, I ask for it for my birthday, our anniversary etc. haha. He always asks me what I want b/c he’s a horrible shopper and always wants some direction. Many times I’ve come back with I want “us to do…” and turn it into a day activity. And usually follow up with some thank you sex 😉

Post # 7
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I feel your pain!

I am married to an electrican and have been in my house for 2 yrs. I now am just starting to have all of my outlets done and a fixture that has been in the box for 2yrs. Does you Darling Husband work with anyone of have anyone work for him? Ask him about paying someone else to finish. I know it seems like a waste of money but the last thing he probably wants to do is work when he comes home and it’s just going to drive you crazy until it’s done.

Post # 8
1327 posts
Bumble bee

My dad is a carpenter… the only way things got finished at our house growing up was my mom threatening to sell the house. As in she would put the house up for sale which would make my dad have to finished off all his projects lol. Now keep in mind we did move every few years regardless, so if you are planning on staying put this wont help you any.

Honestly its one of those things were he works all day on construction so the last thing he wants to do is come home and work some more. Same as a plumber whos house is always leaking or mechanic whos cars are falling apart lol. I would suggest hiring someone to get some of the work starter or at least to give your hubby a hand. 

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