Let me start out by saying this… Renovating our home while living in it was rough. Seriously you guys, it was torture. Trying to confine my kids to our back three bedrooms was pretty intense. The kids were troopers and stayed happy through almost all of it, but there was a point close to the end when Ava started asking when we would get our house back. Sad.
So talking logistics now, I’ve had some people ask how we navigated through the whole thing and I wanted to share with you some of our great ideas and some of our not so great ideas. We last left you with pictures of our concrete pour, up next: framing, roofing, and insulating…
That’s the first thing wondered as soon as I had our “new” vintage tandem bike unloaded and safe on our front porch. The emblems said RBC, so I quickly got to work searching Google for similar tandem bicycles and found several others, like myself, trying to find more info about RBC tandem bikes they had picked up at garage sales or as hand-me-downs:
You guys! We are pouring the concrete tomorrow!!! This renovation is really happening, and we are so excited. We’ve had a crew working here the past week getting everything ready for the pour and the last thing we needed was in inspection, which we passed today. Hey-O!
If you would have told me before starting this renovation that it would take me well over 20 hours to research, price compare, and purchase my bathroom fixtures I would have called you a big fat liar! Holy cow, you guys… It was exhausting!
We wanted to share some good news and shout a Hallelujah to God, because I just got back from our petition hearing with the city planning commission. They approved our variance request, which means our rejected renovation plans are now good to go! Thanks to those of you that have been praying! We should finish
We officially submitted a variance request to the city last week in hopes that they will approve our permit for the addition. Now we have to wait for them to review it and we hope to hear back from them by the end of July. In the mean time, we were itching to start work, so, we decided to remodel our master bathroom. YAY!
Creating a dining room out of thin air, adding on a new bedroom, and tearing walls out of a kitchen sound like exciting adventures. They even look like feasible projects on the remodel TV shows we’re so fond of.
As you know, we have spent the last 3 years slowly making our house into the home of our dreams. When we bought it 3 years ago, the 7,000 sq ft of property and 1,050 sq ft of house were a blank slate for us. The landscaping was all dirt, the trees were all half