It’s Kind Of Crazy Around Here!

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For those of you who’re interested, I’m going to share with you why it’s kind of crazy around here – we’ve FINALLY started the big renovation of our house!  YAY!  As you can tell I’m very excited about this, BUT I’m not quite so excited to be living in the middle of the reno.  Actually, it’s kind of funny how quickly you adapt to chaos when you can’t do anything about it!

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Here’s what our living room looked like before the renovation began:


Here’s what the living room looks like today:


The worst part though is having the kitchen torn apart…


Here’s our basement family room where we’re spending most of our time.  Our two extra bedrooms also look like this.


Unfortunately, because of all of the chaos my blog posts have been somewhat sporadic lately, but hopefully I’ll have some reveals to share with you soon!

Have you ever lived in your house during a big renovation?  Do you have any tips or tricks for surviving it?

I’m joining these parties.

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Between Naps On The Porch


  1. Debbie Passi says

    Well………… family and I have been without a kitchen since August, as well as a chunk of our finished basement due to a water damage scenario. I would suggest just setting up a temporary kitchen ( micro, toaster, griddle) so simple meals/snacks can be prepared. Also a relatively convenient dishwashing station. We have made the best of it, and look forward to our refreshed house. Seeing progress being made is exciting!! I plan on sharing the experience online in a blog as well. One tip……no matter what the contractor of the day says about the work not being dusty……cover your own belongings and floors. It will be well worth your while. Good luck and I look forward to your “reveal”.

  2. Jennifer Rees says

    Don’t be afraid to accept offers from friends and family for a home cooked meal (or drop hints). We had a temporary kitchen set up during our remodel & ate out a lot. But by the end I was sick of restaurants and easy microwave & toaster oven food! Good luck. I can’t wait to see the final transformation.

  3. Diane Newton-Prior says

    Hi Jann,
    I’m a little late to the party, but our two biggest ‘AHA’ moments were after all was said and done.
    1) We knew to budget extra for carry out/restaurants, but we also saw a huge jump in alcohol consumption. Not trying to be funny- just sayin’! As our 3-month make-over turned into 6 months, it did all add up. and then #2). As an educator, it seemed like summer would be a great time to schedule it- I could be home to do all the inspections, run around and pick up things, etc. BAD CHOICE: DO NOT DO KITCHEN MAKEOVERS WHEN YOU WILL BE HOME THE MOST! (Sorry Jann; I know you work from home, but if you could choose to be gone- this should be the time!) Twice as many meals had to be cooked for twice as many people. If we’d scheduled it during the school year, kids and I would have had breakfast and lunch at school. What were we thinking!? : ) Looking forward to seeing the final reveal in person!

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