The floor installers started installing the carpet today.
The bedrooms finally look like real rooms!
Here’s a sneak peek of the wood floors. The will go down tomorrow. I cannot wait to see them in the house!
We replaced the two ceiling lights in the hall and it literally took ALL DAY! Because the lights in the hall were original, the new fixtures didn’t quite work so dh spent most of the day trying to figure out how to safely install the new lights.
It was worth it though because they look so much better than the old brass lights.
Also, after almost three weeks of sitting in the laundry room not hooked up, my washer and dryer are installed. Now we can wash all our dirty rags at our own house instead of my mom’s house!
I did’t spend much time at the house today because I was trying stay out of the way of the carpet installers.
After they finished up I got back to work on our girl’s bathroom. I wanted to get the stick down tiles installed tonight so that people wouldn’t walk on them for several hours.
I’ve used these tiles once before in my brother’s house. They are pretty easy to install and they last for a few years. For $1 a tile you can’t really beat it.
I was able to get the whole floor installed in about two hours from start to finish. The bathroom is about 30 sq ft.
After I laid the tiles I caulked the seams and along the edges. I know some people will grout these stick down tiles, but I prefer caulk because you can always peel it up later and redo it when it gets dirty. Grout is much harder to clean.
The bathroom is almost finished. I still need to paint the mirror frame and add a piece of quarter round to the trim to fix a little issue left by an old water leak. Hopefully I’ll get that finished tomorrow.
I want to show you everything at once, so here’s a preview of the floors. The top photo is of the floors that were in the house when we moved in. I placed the stick down tile on top of the existing tile.
I cannot believe how good the bathroom looks with the new floors. The total cost for the floor tile was $30! I think it was totally worth it to install them for my cheap bathroom renovation.
When we completely renovate the bathroom in a few years I won’t feel bad about getting rid of $30 worth of tile.
Tomorrow a good portion of the wood should be installed. I’m practically giddy about the floors. I guess when you’ve been breathing in glue, caulk, drywall dust, paint, and carpet fumes for six weeks flooring will make you giddy!
One day closer to moving in!
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This is part of our ongoing renovation project for our new home in Florida. Our goal is to be done by Thanksgiving or else. Follow the daily accounts of our real life during this DIY renovation process here.