Monday, March 5, 2018

Random Renovation Thoughts

Things that I'm learning with our upcoming home renovation:
 
This is called a headknocker cabinet, and for some reason that name just makes me giggle. 

For the record, I've never knocked my head on it - but apparently enough people have for it be named that.  We are considering replacing it, or maybe just changing the doors to match the new vanity.

Also, I always thought that picking out new vanities for our hall bathrooms would be an easy decision.  NOT SO MUCH.  I swear, this is harder than choosing the cabinet design for the kitchen because there are too many options for bathroom vanities. 

Demo day will not be as wild as they make it out to be on home improvement television shows.  Case in point, the column that will be removed.  I'd love to take a sledgehammer to it, but look what's nearby:
See that window?  We aren't replacing it, so we have to be careful with the demo, dang it!

Everything is expensive, except for drywall repair.  Or maybe it just seems cheap compared to a full house of new flooring, which will be so nice.  But my question is, can someone adopt my pets so I don't have anyone barfing on the new floors?  I realize that isn't the best selling point for them, but I'm open to offers...
 Yu joking, rite?  RITE??
Can't eben look at yu, mom.
Someone 'dopt me, pleeze.  I don't barf too much.  (editor's note:  yes, yes he does - but I guess we'll keep him...)

21 comments:

  1. Our house has reached the point where we need to do some renovations but every time we price things out we say "Nope!" in unison. I suspect we are going to be stingy until we absolutely have to do something. So, I totally understand about not taking the sledge hammer to your column when you have to preserve things around it.

    I hope you're getting mopable floors! Pets, just like kids aren't they?

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    1. Interestingly, as we try to pick out items (faucets, vanities, doors), we are not even looking at prices right now because there is very little that we like. So when we find something that we both like, THEN we check pricing. Only one item (haha so far) has been a little on the high side...we've been pleasantly surprised with cost of the rest.

      The floors will be mopable, but still, it's going to be hard when that first barf happens.

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    1. You would like my house times three, then, because there are three of them in one area. I'm not a column person so it will be nice to have them disappear after 18 years.

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  3. How about muddy pawprints? Cocoa likes to drink from the shower in my bathroom and then run around on the carpet, leaving muddy pawprints everywhere! We need new carpet so badly. It's gross.

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    1. Oh man! Muddy pawprints isn't a horrible thing most of the time, but that's a good reminder I'm going to need a wiping towel by the back door soon.

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  4. Oh gosh, the barf on carpet. So annoying. I hope they don't ruin the new floors right away!

    Headknocker! Ha! I am glad you haven't lived up to its namesake!

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    1. Why do they run TO the carpet to barf??

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  5. Our April vomits a lot! but only on the carpet, never on the vinyl floor. :(

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    1. It's like they are trying to make your life harder, right?

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    2. Yes! Keeps me on my toes waiting for "that sound"!!

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  6. I can hardly believe that I have five dogs that don’t barf or have diarrhea! But I just heard a story this weekend of a dog that initiated new carpets with diarrhea that she then stepped in and ran around the house. Nightmare!! I’m sure Paco is a very delicate and considerate barfer 😊

    I never had a headknocker cabinet before but I do love mine. So handy for lots of things. Can hardly wait to see what vanities you choose.

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    1. ...and that's WHY you have five dogs - I know if doggie #1 or 2 had stomach issues, there probably wouldn't have been any more added to the group.

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    2. "I’m sure Paco is a very delicate and considerate barfer 😊"

      LMAO

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  7. LOL Paco! Knock on wood, Heidi has yet to puke on the new carpet here, but she threw up all over the place at our last apartment (I don't blame her, that place made me want to throw up a few times too). Why is it that dogs never seem to want to "ruin" kitchen floor or hardwood floors, and always take it to the carpet?

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  8. Haha pets! One of my cats tends to throw up hairballs in the only room that has carpet in it!

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  9. I had no idea that’s what those cabinets are called! I have one in each bathroom! Haha! Good luck with your demo and new floor installation!

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  10. Can't wait to see the finished result :) Paco pukes? I don't believe it for a minute :)

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  11. I get more paranoid when Pixie barfs on the wood floors than the one area rug we have, which she does seem to find a lot - even though it occupies the smallest amount of space in the house LOL! Where are the pets staying during the reno or are you just sequestering when the actual work is taking place?

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