Bathroom Refresh

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This bathroom “refresh” isn’t quite a full remodel, but we made some functional and cosmetic upgrades. Working with existing elements, we made the room feel a lot more fresh and bright. Plus I did a thing, a bold thing, that I absolutelylooove!

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Addition | Final Framing

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With the framing wrapping up, come get a sneak peek inside!

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Addition | Extending the Chimney

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Chimney Extend Addition

It was not an easy decision, but we’re so glad we kept our wood-burning fireplace. Extending the chimney was quite an ordeal, but it’s sure keeping us toasty!

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Addition | Roof Trusses Part 2

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We saw insane progress over the month. From walls to a roof in record time.

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Addition | Roof Trusses Part 1

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Without a doubt, the best day of renovation so far was getting our lumber delivery for the big ol’ roof trusses. The roof went up pretty quickly as shown in this little video.

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What they don’t tell you about home renovations

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11 things they don't tell you about home renovations

Or maybe they did tell you. If you were young and naive like us, you just didn’t listen. I’m here to tell you, for the record — they were right. Renovations are hard.

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Addition | Walls and Stairs

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Renovating is no joke. Sorry we’re behind on posts. Bloggers’ constipation… It’s been nonstop since July around here and we’re trying to keep things moving along before it gets too cold! Let’s pick right back up in August.

Framing the Addition Walls

Getting our new space framed was incredible. We have another short time-lapse video for you! It was surreal seeing the whole thing come together so quickly — I had to walk around the block a couple times just to calm maself down. It surpasses our dreams of what the house would look like. I can say for myself, it’s wayyyy taller than I imagined, even from the blueprints. The floor joists were first to get built. Now we’re onto the walls and stairs.

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Addition | Framing Floors & Walls

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Finally we have some walls! And it was well-worth the wait. Once the lumber arrived, we wasted no time getting to work. Our crew put in some long hours to make this all happen.

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Addition Demo | Phase 2: Roof

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We’re raising the roof! Literally. But first we needed to level that roof. We made a timelapse video to capture it. And we’ve never appreciated having a roof over our heads more.

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Addition Demo | Phase 1

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Ready to roll, we had our building permit and blueprints in hand. But the hardest challenge, we’d learn, was finding a builder.

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