The Money Pit

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Did you ever see the movie, The Money Pit?

I saw it when I was younger, and boy does this renovation feel like the money pit!  Every idea leads to another idea and each idea equals dollar signs!$!$!$

But thankfully there is nothing wrong with our house…it’s just my ideas that are sinking us! ūüôā

So I showed you some of the things we knocked down in our kitchen area, but that also led to us knocking down some walls in a pantry.  This allowed us to recess our ovens and some cabinets and our microwave to create some more space in the kitchen as well.

This also meant that there was a portion of a wall that had to come out of our garage and be¬†reframed… See how each idea leads to more $?$?$?

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(Part of the pantry wall taken out and recessed back into the garage… that’s the garage you see in the pic)

Well, I also tore down some walls in the master bath area, and we almost tore down some more in the master bedroom…but I withheld myself from more! ūüôā

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(The closet you see in the pic has been completely wiped out all the way to the ceiling.  Behind that closet was a separate room with a tub.  Now it is one big room with a new tiles shower.)

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(Part of the master bathroom demolition, the wall is completely gone to the ceiling now)

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(Our tile guy (highly recommend!!!) working on our shower)

We did some more work in the bathroom too… here is the original pic again of the bathroom

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Do you see that entrance to a short hall? ¬†If you went in it… there was a stand up shower on your right. ¬†If you went straight it took you straight to a private toilet, and if you went left it would take you to small room with a tub.

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We also gutted this whole area, and it is now a walk in closet.  The toilet has been moved to the area where the new tiled shower is.  No tub for us.

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(Toilet and shower GONE!) ¬†Now that area had some reframing, and some plumbing removes. ¬†Walls have now been drywalled. ¬†We just need to patch some spots in the floor, and then we will carpet it and hang closet shelves and organization. ¬†Can’t wait… this closet will be MINE, ALL MINE! Muwah ah ah ah ah.

However, despite all my tearing down walls…I did frame in a wall and an area that was open. ¬†Our living room is a sunken living room, which I love. ¬†But when you originally went upstairs to the kids’ area there was an open balcony that looked over into the sunken living room. ¬†Originally I loved that openness up there, but then I soon realized that I could never leave my three year old up there alone… EVER! You know the one that put play dough in his ear???

I just had horrible thoughts of him jumping over the balcony for fun, or also finding it amusing to constantly throw toys off the balcony into the living room below. ¬†I needed a couple of friends to give me a good nudging… but soon I was ready to not have to stress about the balcony or Joel! ¬†Plus, having an extra wall gives me more a place to set up and decorate…basically to have a functional room, which is going to be our home school room.

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(I could not find a before picture of the balcony, but there was one there!)

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