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With an ever growing and changing population of children at our home, our maintenance needs are almost constant. Painting, repairs, and touching up has become a regular need of our ministry to ensure we maintain a safe and beautiful environment for our children. In addition to our maintenance needs, we are also trying to improve the children's living condition with special construction projects. These projects range in priority, difficulty, and cost but all are goals we have for the coming year.

If you are planning a trip down with your church, school, friends, or family, take a look at these projects and pick those that seem to match up with the skill set of your group. And if you have a certain skill set such as carpentry, electricity, or plumbing, we'd love to have you come down and meet some of the more specialized needs we have.

NOTE: We are in the process of updating this database. Check back soon for a full list of our upcoming projects.

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Extreme Room Makeover (Miguel)

Extreme Room Makeover (Miguel)

Priority: 5 stars Difficulty: 2 stars
Estimated Cost: $300
Description:

We recently converted the old laundry into Miguel's own room, but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. We want to convert his room into the ultimate teenage hangout.

This project will include painting, putting up new curtains, hanging posters, changing ceiling tiles, and any other ideas you come up with!

Extreme Room Makeover (Younger Boys)

Extreme Room Makeover (Younger Boys)

Priority: 5 stars Difficulty: 3 stars
Estimated Cost: $250
Description:

We want to convert the plain drab room our younger boys live in, into a colorful playful room. An animal and jungle theme would be perfect for these growing boys.

This project would involved painting, making and putting up new curtains, cutting and painting pieces of plywood to make the different room elements, and painting a wall mural.

Extreme Room Makeover (Older Boys)

Extreme Room Makeover (Older Boys)

Priority: 5 stars Difficulty: 2 stars
Estimated Cost: $200
Description:

As our older boys grow we want to provide an environment for them that inspires and encourages them to think outside the box. What better way than doing a space theme.

This project would involve painting and decorating the room to create a space theme, complete with glow in the dark stars!

Install New Double Sink in Bathroom

Install New Double Sink in Bathroom

Priority: 5 stars Difficulty: 4 stars
Estimated Cost: $500
Description:

Currently we have one sink in the bathroom for all the children to use. Not only is it leaking and clogged, a line forms when its time to brush teeth. Our goal is to install a new double sink, one at normal height and the other at kids height so that children can access it more easily.

This project includes, removing the old sink, building and installing new cabinets and counter tops, installing two new sinks, and connecting all the plumbing.

Tool Shed

Tool Shed

Priority: 5 stars Difficulty: 3 stars
Estimated Cost: $400
Description:

As our children's home grows, we are running out of room to store certain items like tools and paint. To solve this problem we want to build a tool/storage shed on the second floor patio.

This project involves turning wood into a 8 foot wide by 3 foot deep shed. We'll finish it off with a shingle roof, storage shelves and hooks on the inside, and double doors for easy access to everything.

Repair Changing Table

Repair Changing Table

Priority: 4 stars Difficulty: 3 stars
Estimated Cost: $100
Description:

We have a beautiful wood changing table that has been perfect for us to change our babies diapers. Unfortunately, years of wear and tear have take their toll and it needs to be fixed, sanded, and stained.

New Door Knobs (Same Key)

New Door Knobs (Same Key)

Priority: 4 stars Difficulty: 3 stars
Estimated Cost: $150
Description:

After originally replacing the door knobs with privacy knobs we realized that our children were just too smart for the safety lock. With 11 children using 1 bathroom, privacy has become a problem. We want to change all the door knobs to keyed locks, but all of them keyed the same so we only have to keep track of one key.

This project involved purchasing 10 new keyed door knobs and installing them in the doors.

Living Room Half Wall

Living Room Half Wall

Priority: 3 stars Difficulty: 4 stars
Estimated Cost: $350
Description:

Currently the living room is separated from the living room by an ugly white metal fence. Hardly suitable for a living room. The division of the space is nice, but we want to do it in a more appealing way.

We want to remove the old white fence and then build a new half wall out of wood or metal studs and drywall. The new wall would have built in storage for books and games on one side. We would then cap it off with wood and finish the bottom with baseboard.

Paint File Cabinets

Paint File Cabinets

Priority: 1 stars Difficulty: 1 stars
Estimated Cost: $50
Description:

Our filing cabinets are in desperate need of a paint job. We want to take a few cans of flat black spray paint to them to make them more presentable in the office.

New Entry Hallway Light

New Entry Hallway Light

Priority: 1 stars Difficulty: 3 stars
Estimated Cost: $30
Description:

The front entry hallway is pretty dark space due to the fact there isn't a light in that area. We want to install a new light socket and fixture in the ceiling along with a switch.

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Lexington, KY 40503
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