Our first full week of the One Room Challenge is officially under our belts. Here’s what we got accomplished so far!
It’s all fun and games until you walk in on your husband on his knees in front of a full length mirror in his boxers blowdrying his beard. Why? Well, he’s too tall to stand in front of the mirror like a normal human being and since we had electrical work done, it somehow means we now no longer have power in our own master bathroom at the moment. Which means showers by lamps plugged in to extension cords. Super safe, yeah?
It’s just things you don’t think about when you’re planning your bathroom reno.
All things considered, we got a lot more accomplished in a short period than I thought. Full demo took about 4-5 hours, including removing a door header and lots of boards with huge nails in them, which doesn’t sound like a lot but when we took it to the landfill it was over 1,000 pounds of stuff. Yowza!
UPDATE: 9 MONTHS LATER AND WE FINALLY FINISHED!!! Click here to see the completed space!
We’ve had an electrician come to move wiring for new switches in a different location, convert one switch to an outlet, and add wiring for can lights. After we took out the existing vanity, we saw that the air return vent was under that vanity. So, for however many years, it’s just been blowing hot and cold, moist air under the vanity and out through a tinnnnnnny hole in the front, but it meant the bottom of the vanity was nearly rotted out. Fun! So, we got our HVAC guy out here and in about an hour, they were able to move the return vent to a corner where it won’t be under anything.
We also had some major plumbing changes. When converting to a single vanity to a double, it requires a ton. Plus we had copper piping so there was soldering involved. Thank you, professionals.
Oh, and did I mention that we completely have already changed our plans for a vanity? That was an unexpected (in a good way) change that I’ll share more about later, but I’m going to keep you in suspense for now. Muahahaha.
I must say, I know this isn’t anywhere close to finished and nothing here would ever grace the covers of House Beautiful or Better Homes And Gardens, but I’m very pleased in the amount of work we got done, regardless of its scale on the sexy meter at the moment. Week two is officially under our belts!