Bathroom Remodel Nightmares

We recently bought a new-to-us home in Seymour and it is the cutest little thing! Built in 1962, the house is just over 1,600 square feet and is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath. The property has a fenced in back yard, sprinkler system, the prettiest grass in all the neighborhood, and lots of other awesome features, but I will admit that having just the ONE bathroom is rough on a family of four. Even worse that they are all boys and I no longer have a nice-smelling all-girl bathroom to myself.

Knowing that this problem has to be remedied for the sanity of all involved, but mainly mine, we have discussed where to put the additional bathroom and what it will look like, how much we are willing to spend and the contrast of how much we currently have saved up. I have pinned all sorts of bathroom ideas and I feel fairly confident that we will be able to make this home remodeling plunge in the near future.

I use the word confident very loosely because, evidently, my subconscious does not feel the same and so I have begun to have bathroom remodeling nightmares. And they generally fall into three categories –

Bathroom Nightmare #1 – The Money Pit

In this 1986 classic, young lovers Walter (Tom Hanks) and Anna (Shelley Long) purchase a new home at a suspiciously low price. It soon becomes apparent why, as doors fall off their hinges, staircases come tumbling down and a bathtub falls through the floor.

My nightmare mirrors this tragic comedy turned horror flick as I remove the flooring from the laundry area and somehow it messes up the flooring in the kitchen and then we have to replace that, which makes us have to do subflooring, which turns into foundation issues, and ends with the kitchen wall falling inward.

Bathroom Nightmare #2 – The Great Outdoors

This one involves live and dead animals found under the house. We have never had a rodent problem before so I don’t know why this dream happens. One of the animals typically is a raccoon and it always reminds me of the raccoons that talk in The Great Outdoors movie. I can’t remember if they talk in my dream or not, but I have a hunch that they probably do, in a very mocking tone of voice.

Bathroom Nightmare #3 – Death & Taxes

In this nightmare, I come home and somehow have managed to win an HGTV bathroom remodel contest where the work has been miraculously started and completed during my work day. Upon entering, they have completely taken out my laundry room and put in the most ridiculously lavish bathroom.

After taking that first step through the back door, I see my friend, who just happens to be the tax appraisal lady as well, standing near the spa-like shower and she says, “This is amazing! And it’s only gonna raise your taxes by $10,000!”

And that’s when I totally start freaking out and become all consumed with property taxes and how I am going to go bankrupt because of this bathroom.

Here’s to all those who have survived the remodel process, from conception to budgeting, and beginning to end. I hope to one day join your ranks! If you have any advice for me – please leave it in the comments!!!

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