Week 5 One Room Challenge Update- Bathroom/Closet Addition

November 9, 2020

Week 5 of the One Room Challenge and man, we got a TON done but the pictures still make it look like a total disaster. This week my husband finished installing the electrical, installed the bathroom fan and put finishing touches on the framing. We had the city inspections for the electrical, mechanical permit for the fan and the framing and… we passed them all!!! I’m super proud of my husband, he did everything himself! This was his first time doing any major electrical work but after consulting with one of his friends, who is licensed electrician, he felt much more confident to tackle the job. And don’t worry, its all safe, up to code and done perfectly, hence why it passed city inspection! Not only was it great that he learned this new skill but it also saved us almost $3,000!

With all that stressful and somewhat boring stuff behind us, we were able to move on to the things that are really going to start finishing off the space. We headed to Home Depot and picked up all our insulation. And lets just say, it was A LOT of material. But apparently we suck at material calculations because we ended up being able to return three of the r-10 boards and three of the r-5 boards. So we actually came in almost $200 under budget for insulation!

Depending on where you live, code and weather will determine the R-value needed for your space. Living in Portland, we needed to have R-15. However since we have these crazy angled walls/ceilings being that it was an attic space, we had to use foam board insulation for the angled ceilings/walls. They don’t really stock r-15 in this material so we basically had to install these areas twice. One layer of r-10 and one layer of r-5. It took my husband about a day and a half to get these portions done. Then for all the straight up/down walls, basically all the framing we added to the space, we used the standard faced fiberglass batting insulation. We have about 75% of all of the insulation installed now. We will get it all completed this coming week, have another city inspection and then drywall will start early the following week! This is the part that is really going to start transforming the room from empty attic space to an actual room! We opted to hire out the drywall since there are so many tricky angles within the space. We thought we better leave this finishing touch to the professionals.

Although we still have SO MUCH to do, I’m feeling better about potentially finishing (or nearly finishing) it in time for the final reveal since ORC extended the final reveals until the end of the month! Once drywall is installed I will paint all the walls while my husband starts of tiling the shower. The shower is going to be big job and will definitely take a few days. Once the shower is tiled, we’ll tile the floors. After that we will install the vanity (which I will be painting this coming week!), and start putting all the finishing pieces together like lighting, mirror, shower door, ect. We still have a long way to go but I’m slowing seeing our vision come to life.

Week 4 One Room Challenge Update- Bathroom/Closet Addition

November 2, 2020

It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge and it might not look like it, but so much got accomplished this week. The electrical is almost complete, just a few last things to do and it will be going through inspection mid next week. The shower pan was installed and inspected and good to go for tile now! And probably the most exciting thing of all, the skylight in the bathroom was installed! And oh my god, it makes a HUGE difference to the space. Not only does it allow a ton of natural light in but it makes the space feel even bigger. I’m so glad its done.

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5 Month Bump

October 26, 2020

Halfway to babys arrival! I’m so excited and can’t believe how quickly things are going by this time around. When I was pregnant with Luna it felt like it took forever to reach this halfway point. But now, it feels like we just announced that we were even expecting another little one. I just can’t believe we are already here. I hope the next 20 weeks fly by just as quickly!

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Bathroom/Closet Addition – Week 2 One Room Challenge

October 15, 2020

Its week two of the One Room Challenge and this is where we are at so far! We officially have nearly all (about 95%) of the framing done! My husband tackled this job with the help of one of his buddies. It took them about 3 days to complete. The biggest part was moving the door that goes from the bedroom into the bathroom over, about 1.5ft to allow for a code compliant shower.

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Backyard Bungalow with Wayfair

June 26, 2020

With the start of summer officially here there’s no better time to create your perfect backyard bungalow. I’m so excited to be partnering with Wayfair to share some of my favorite outdoor picks to help you create the perfect space to enjoy all summer long! Continue Reading…

Playhouse Makeover

March 6, 2020

Last summer our neighbors gave us their daughters old playhouse that she had outgrown. Luna was pumped and I was like…eh? We had just started our backyard renovation but no where in the plans did we have a space for a playhouse. Continue Reading…

DIY Playdough

February 3, 2020

I have talked about making homemade playdough for Luna since before she was born. She will be three next month so I figured it was time to follow through. I found this recipe and looked at a few others and realized they are all generally the same I just made some minor adjustments. It was super easy and actually pretty fun. Continue Reading…