Last September, Mindy and I bought another home. It smelled like cigarettes, had colorful toilets, loads of wallpaper, dark wood, gold fixtures everywhere, and an unfinished basement.
This was a home only a flipper could love. Just my style. We moved in and quickly went to work.
The 33 Hour Bathroom
I don’t like projects that drag on. Once I start working on something, I like to wrap it up pronto. In my last home, I gutted/rebuilt a kitchen in a week. It was a long week, but at least the chaos was limited to 7 days.
Planning is everything. When I decide to remodel a room, I:
- Think about it for a long, long time: By the time I start work, I know exactly what the finished space will look like.
- Prepare: I have all the materials and tools ready to go and carefully organized. Going to Home Depot 5 times in a day is NOT efficient. Been there, done that (Hello plumbing!).
- Grind it out: I turn off the phone, turn up the music and get to work.
So, I just completed my office bathroom remodel. Here is what it looked like before I swung the hammer:
I gave myself 40 hours of work-time to complete the project and managed to do it in 33.
It didn’t go off perfectly. I stabbed myself a couple of times (yay tetanus shots!). There were marital disputes. The wallpaper paste put up a helluva fight. However, the finished product looks great, only took 33 hours, and came in at just over $1,000.
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