As our home renovation project of doom is coming (hopefully) to a close I have been thinking about what I’ve learned from this whole experience.
When we moved into our new-to-us home two months ago with only our three kids, a few bags full of basic necessities, and a plan…leaving all other worldly possessions in storage…we thought we knew what we were doing.
Boy were we wrong.
However, I think we have gotten a lot accomplished in those two months…in that time we have repainted every ceiling and most walls in the entire house, torn down walls, built new walls, replaced all the flooring in the house, removed old plumbing, reset toilets, replaced subfloor, installed new lighting, as well as entirely finished the previously unfinished basement…minus the painting..which will be finished by the end of next week.
What we haven’t accomplished is getting a lot of sleep, spending quality time with our family, and officially moving into the home we have lived in for 8 weeks.
But would I do it all again? You bet. Although….I would do a few things differently…
So here is some advice to my future renovating self or to any of you who are thinking about embarking on such an adventure: