Hopefully, we’re done with spending “invisible money” on the Roadrunner project. As I mentioned last week, invisible money is the money you spend to fix problems but nobody ever sees. It is literally hidden in the walls or under the floors. Being willing to spend this money is one thing that sets us apart in the renovation game.
This week’s invisible money went to:
- Replace badly corroded shower valves in three bathrooms
- Install new cutoffs at each sink
- Install hardibacker in the showers and bathroom floors, making the walls and floors more resistant to water
- Repair drywall that was poorly installed or damaged
From now on, we can focus on making this huge house feel more like a home. This next week, we’re working on things like:
- Installing tile flooring in the bathrooms to upgrade from the peel and stick plastic that was there
- Taping and floating all the drywall in the house so we can consistently texture to replace the five different texture styles that were in the house when we bought it
- Upgrading the lighting throughout the house
- Removing the fur down to make the hall bath feel larger
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