I don’t consider myself an expert in home improvements, but I try to learn as much as I can. 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. While I have a lot of respect for the experts on these shows, there are times that I disagree with their advice.
In this episode of the podcast, I offer my own answer to a question that somebody asked on The Money Pit Radio Show, 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 are at 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. We should instead focus on how the house is working for us while we are living in it.
Please note: The special link and discount code for ThomasAvenueCeramics advertised in this episode have expired.