The Difference a Year Makes After Renovations

While the interior of the house hasn’t changed too much over the last year, some things have indeed changed. I feel like an update is in order now that we are officially past the one year mark; can you believe that a year ago we started the renovations on the house? I know it’s been hard for me to imagine it.

The Bathroom

The Bathroom remains the portion of the house that has simultaneously had the most work done on it… While looking like it has had the least… An impressive feat, I must admit, but the work is evident when you look at how it truly looked when we got the House.

We are trying to concentrate on the landscaping this year, but next year we have plans to finally complete the bathroom. The renovations include replacing the single shower with a bath and shower combination, and transforming the laundry space into something fit for a single unit or stackable units instead- adding in a bit more storage if possible during the process. We’ve also decided to texture at least the lower portion of the walls in a sort of “wave” pattern to add interest.

The Bedroom

We still haven’t fixed that small window to the left of the bed or painted, but we are kind of enjoying the tree-like cave feel of the room at the moment. Taking out my dresser and rearranging some of the furniture, too, has really opened up the space. Now if only I could get the Cats to stop climbing up the false Headboard that is hiding the two broken, insulation filled windows!

Future plans for this room really just include painting it. We’re currently considering turning the whole entrance wall into a build in closet, but we haven’t completely made up our minds on that front, yet.

The Livingroom

Eventually we will have to address the fact that we botched the electrical job on the ceiling light… But to be completely honest, there isn’t much more that we can do with this room; we’ve certainly switched furniture and changed up the decorations a little, but there is no other way to organize or otherwise change this room. The plan really is to just continue decorating it.

The Kitchen

I can definitely say that I have learned to make much better use of the space available in the Kitchen- and doing so has made me a much happier camper. It is also the only complete room in the entire house; there are no more renovations required except for refinishing the floor, and I’m leaning more towards not doing that since, with proper maintenance, I’ve actually grown quite fond of the unfinished wood over the last year.

The Shrine Room

Because the Shrine Room was so small, I never really snagged any pictures of it while we were renovating. The fact that we didn’t actually touch the Shrine Room during renovations (except to swap an outlet out for a light) didn’t help much, either.

However, I have done a write up of all the various decorative points of it throughout the year, as well as a write up of how my Shrines themselves have changed during our time in the house as well.


2 thoughts on “The Difference a Year Makes After Renovations

    1. Thank you so much! We’ve really put a lot of work into this house.

      So far we’ve dumped about $6,000 USD into it altogether- though $2,500 of that went to replacing the broken sewage line, and another $1,500 went to structural things like some electrical and other plumbing updates, re-flooring the bathroom, and replacing the sinks and toilet (all of which were absolutely necessary to even move in). It was really only the remaining $2,000 that went into aesthetics, and even then, the majority of that has still predominantly went to the landscaping (the previous owner had ripped out literally EVERYTHING in the yard)… And I love sharing it with people and showing them that nice renovations can be relatively cheap.


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