Monday, March 21, 2016

Taking on the Bathroom (SOL16 #21)

Three years ago in April we had a major flood at my house. We had a finished basement  including a full bathroom and had to rip everything out to the studs. It was heartbreaking at the time, but it gave us the opportunity to re-do the area and make it our own.

It took us about six months to renovate the common area. We both worked full time and had to find extra time to work on the basement when we weren't too busy. Six months of living in drywall dust and having power tools everywhere. Six months of spending every extra dollar on making the space livable again. Six months of making decisions about colors, flooring, and furniture. At first it sounds like fun, but after so much time working in the same space, I was definitely ready to be done and had no desire to tackle the bathroom. 

Well, the desire is there now. We need to move forward and finish up what we started. So instead of taking a trip on spring break this year, Phil and I decided to take the week to tackle the renovation of the bathroom. This may end up being like a home renovation TV show on HGTV or the DIY Network, but we are going to try to knock it out in one week. This week we will buy the supplies, and next week we will begin the work. 

Please keep your fingers crossed for us! I'm sure this will not be the last post talking about the renovation. 


  1. I am impressed that you are both handy enough to tackle it all on your own. Good luck.

  2. My husband is handy. I'm just hold things when I'm told! My father in law is REALLY handy. He grew up in a family that owned a hardware store. I'm really lucky! Thanks for the comment!