I don’t consider myself an expert in home improvements, but I try to learn as much as I can and I would like to think that I have gained at least some knowledge in my 20 years of home ownership.
I listen to a variety of home improvement podcasts and radio shows and watch some television. I have a lot of respect for the experts on these shows, but there are times that I find myself disagreeing with their advice.
In this episode of the podcast, I revisit a question that was originally featured on The Money Pit Radio Show, and offer my own perspective: Is it okay to give up a second bathroom and convert it to a laundry room?
But first, I talk about the previous owner of our own money pit. It was his handiwork that resulted in extensive structural damage to that house. I explore some of my emotions and how they have evolved. If you are having to fix problems caused by a previous owner, you will find this episode interesting.
Resources and Links
The Money Pit Radio Show: Live from New England (part 1): The question and original responses regarding converting a bathroom into a laundry room can be found near the end of the episode.
Greetings from THAT House: Episode of this podcast where I go into deeper detail about some of the problems we faced with that house, largely due to the previous owner’s handiwork.
Demolition of the ensuite bathroom: This blog post will give you a better idea of what issues we were dealing with in the bathroom.
From the first segment: No do-it-yourselfer intentionally puts their family in danger. None of us want our house to collapse around us.
From the second segment: We put too much emphasis on the resale value of a house, instead of focusing on how the house is working for us while we are living in it.
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