Finishing the Basement

Then the pandemic happened. Chad was working from home. My sister dropped in for several weeks (with the best niece in the world), to wait out part of the quarantine in Utah instead of California. Suddenly, our house was too small. And we had all of our 2020 travel budget all dressed up and nowhere to go.

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Backyard Water Feature

Over the previous summer, Chad had been making a few comments about the waterfall. It bothered him that you could see the exposed backing from the side. He hated the metal trim that he had put in place to keep the wood from rotting. It annoyed both of us how quickly the well/bucket would run out of water.

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The New Guest Bathroom

To start, I dug up an email that had the original blueprints for the house, and used a program to draw out new plans for the basement. It was then that I noticed that the bathroom that our builders designed was really strange. Fortunately, for a small fee (in the grand scheme of things) we could have all of that dug up and moved around, since I still wanted the bathroom in that general location.

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The Master Bathroom Renovation

And while the closet is a huge pain in my ass, the worst is the bathroom with the tiny walkway where the GIANTLY LARGE BIGLY 8 foot vanity sits. Putting the person using the vanity to say, dry their hair, squarely in front of the closet entrance with no space to pass easily without squishing yourself against the vanity or backing into the er, private potty.

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