This Is My Life

8.04.2017

I know many of you have lived through renovations and today I thought I would share what I'm living with while our bathroom renovation is going on. Actually there wasn't any work done at all this week. Yep, a whole week with no subs. I wish we could be like the shows on HGTV and have a whole house done in thirty days. Now, that would be nice.

This Is My Life

Come on in. Excuse the lovely pink paper that I have been looking at, walking on and vacuuming for the last four weeks and yes, the vacuum cleaner stays out along with my Swiffer duster.

In the dining room are boxes. Boxes of plumbing fixtures and light fixtures.



In the breakfast room is the hutch that was in the bathroom. Now I am going to paint it and move it to a new space. 

On the kitchen table are the paint samples and tile while I make a decision.

Let's follow more of the lovely pink paper through the great room.

In this little hallway by the master bedroom I have tucked away our bathroom supplies.

And more lovely paper in the bedroom to the bathroom. It rips and we tape.

And the bathroom that is just sitting and waiting to go from a construction zone to something pretty.

Yep, this is my life......and my patience is waning!

Hopefully someone will show up on Monday!!

36 comments:

  1. Been through that, not fun. Even though our house is getting built and we are not living in it, if is frustrating because nothing happens for 3 days, then something starts and then nothing happens again....

    Your bathroom is going to be beautiful.

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  2. Oh I have just been through that for months. Hang in there it will be beautiful in the end.

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  3. Oh I know you must be frustrated with the mess but it will be worth it all when you have a most beautifully renovated bathroom! So although this is your life now, it will get better and you will say, "Life is good!"

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  4. We renovated two homes top to bottom...both times with toddlers. I am still scarred and those toddlers are almost 20 now. I have vowed never again. I don't even want to do something small, like paint a room. ;) Totally get it...

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  5. How frustrating when a renovation project is stalled for some reason or other. Just remember that the final results will be beautiful. I hate living through construction because the messes make me feel anxious inside.

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  6. Next week we are having all the downstairs carpet removed and hardwood installed. You can imagine the chaos in my house too!

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  7. That is terrible that no one showed up this week!
    My patience would wane too!
    Hopefully they will return soon and finish it up....
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  8. Kim, I have a question. We will be redoing our kids bathroom next year. The floor plan will stay the same, we are replacing the vanity, flooring, putting in exhaust fans, they don't have any, painting and the biggest thing we are going to do, is make the tub, which we are replacing into a shower tub combo and taking the old shower and putting in a cabinet. So, my question is to you or your readers, is, is it best to go out and buy all the supplies myself or wait for my contractor to do it?
    Thanks
    Erin

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  9. I didn't see anything wrong with your bathroom and house prior to the
    renovations. Think about all the people that want a renovation and struggle just to get by. Be fortunate enough to get the things you want.

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    1. I know how fortunate we are and we have both worked very hard to get here. I did a post on why we are renovating the bathroom. It has lots of issues and my husband wants to stay in this house instead of downsizing as I would like to do.

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  10. There is peace at the end, peace and prettiness. It will be gorgeous!

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  11. I have done this so many times it makes me tired to think about it. lol I sympathize with you--BUT--the results are always worth it--it is the waiting that drives you nuts. Hang in there- just think by Christmas it will be done (or before--lol). xo Diana

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  12. I think it's just they way it is. We encountered this when we built our home. It's hard to get subs there for the smaller jobs. I can remember having toilets (boxed) in our dining area of the smaller rental home we were in as our house had already sold! Frustrating, but try to concentrate on other areas of your life rather than just the reno. It will be worth it in the end.

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    1. I know this is how it is. This isn't our first renovation and yes, they don't like small jobs. I'm just sharing what is going on in my life with my readers.

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  13. Hey, at least pink (blush) is a trendy color this year :) I had a company redo my son's bathroom a few years ago and I wanted to cry 90% of the time. It was stressful when they demo'd, stressful when I could look down and see the basement through the studs, stressful when they were hammering ALL DAY LONG and super stressful when the painters kept getting delayed by the drywall guy who was delayed by the tile guys. I admire your patience!

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  14. It is tough to wait but it will be lovely when it is done!

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  15. I commented on your blog Maybe A Soft Blue but your reply was deleted as was another comment I made. Is there a reason?

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    1. Vickie, I have no clue about any comments being deleted unless it was by accident. I have to go into blogger to publish some comments and sometimes when I do it from my phone the darn page jumps at the same time I'm hitting the publish and delete is right next to it and I could have accidentally hit that. I would not purposely delete it.

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    2. So I went and looked at yesterday's post with the comment in question and it is there!

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    3. Yes my comment was but your reply was not. I thought maybe I did something!!

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    4. Oh, I don't reply to every comment. Most people don't come back here to even look and they aren't sent out to you. If someone asks a question then I try to answer that in case they come back to look.

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  16. Oh, it reminds me of so many memories! I remember when the bathroom vanity was stocked in his box under the living-room window for weeks and I had to step on the box every evening to close the shutters... Don't worry, at some point, it comes to an end (or so I've been told).

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  17. That's usually the way it goes with renovations. You've been sharing the process along the way, and no progress is something to share too. It's reality, not you being ungrateful. I know you too have other obligations on your plate. Cleaning out a parent's home is bittersweet and time consuming. We are in the process of doing so ourselves. 800 miles away! Hang in there.

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  18. Oh Kim, I feel your frustration. If people would just do what they say, and a few contractors do. Sitting for an entire week with no subs showing up is beyond frustrating. I lived without a kitchen for three months thirteen years ago and even though it was worth it, I don't want to ever have to go through that again! Best wishes!

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  19. Bathrooms and kitchens are the worst to live through.

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  20. This is always the toughest part but in the end it will all be worth it!

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  21. Thank you Kim for the hard work you put in to your blog posts. I thoroughly enjoy them. I always walk away with an idea or tip on how to improve on something in my home.

    I just wish readers would filter their comments. We are all individuals with individual tastes and styles. Thank you for inviting us in to your home each day.

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  22. I am right there with you in the frustration and mess everywhere. I am hoping for more patience too as our reno continues like yours. I feel your pain!!!!! Have a good Friday and great weekend.
    xoxo
    Kris

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  23. My bathroom renovation is still not finished. I've been waiting nearly 2 months for the shower doors & I don't care for the way they did the tile. Also they put in the wrong drain tile & my mirror isn't leveled. At least I don't have the pink paper "runners" in the house!

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  24. Remodels are so stressful and messy. We have some in the future and I hope they go smoothly. Hope they finish your project soon...it will be wonderful!

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  25. The mess and dust will all be worth it in the end, though. Your home is beautiful and about to be more beautiful!

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  26. It's going to be SO beautiful when you're finished! Amazing how renovating ONE room disrupts so many other rooms in the process...hang in there! You've got this!

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  27. It's going to be soooo nice! We did a reno on a house in Maryland in the early 2000's. A small job turned into a VERY long job, but only due to us since we were doing all of the work ourselves. LOL Self-inflicted pain I suppose you could say. Embrace the pink paper. LOL

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  28. All this looks so familiar- parts of my house have been a construction zone for so long it's become a normal condition for us. I'm looking forward to seeing your new bathroom. All your inspiration photos are beautiful!

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  29. The storm before the calm. It will be so worth it in the end.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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