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Home Renovations: Two Broke Millennials Edition (Part 3)

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Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done some home renovation updates, but now that all the renovations are almost 100% done, I thought I should definitely write a post about it. Here we go! 

When we first moved into our new home, we made peace with the fact that our upstairs bathroom would always be very…green. With so many necessary renovations, we decided to just leave our bathroom the way it was – green and all.

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^ What you can’t see in this picture is the very, very green everything including the CEILING. Yes. The ceiling.

However, our backyard reno ended up costing thousands less than we were quoted (yay!) so we decided to put that leftover towards fixing this bathroom. It wasn’t in great shape. The vanity that you see up there was broken (the sliding drawers wouldn’t open) and that linoleum ’tile’ was damaged and pulling up from the floor.

Needless to say, I was pretty happy that we could ditch the whole “mint green sinks aren’t so bad” attitude and actually end up with a bathroom that felt like it belonged to us.

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With the help of one of our new friends, Jefferson ripped up the old floors and placed these much better (vinyl) tiles down. I, of course, would have preferred to get real tiles – but you know what, these are WAY better than what we had before. And we are on a budget. So.

We painted the walls a nice grey and finally got rid of that awful green ceiling. Unfortunately, we just didn’t have the funds to deal with our funky green bathtub – but at least now it’s more like a really weird statement piece. Plus our large white shower curtain mostly hides it.

We also bought a new vanity, and I am in love with this one! It’s from Home Depot and the drawers actually work! Who would have guessed! We also got new baseboards – you can’t see them in this picture but let me tell you, they look pretty nice.

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Also, I thought I would give a little update to our backyard project! The pool has been removed for almost 3 months now, and the sod has been down for almost two. Our backyard actually feels like a backyard!

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Here is what it looked like after we removed the pool (ew.)

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Beginning of May – Fresh sod!

I thought that was the most beautiful grass ever – little did I know what it would look like a month and a half later!

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Middle of June – Look at that grass!

And here’s what it looked like two days ago. You can still see the difference between the old and the new grass, but it’s really starting to look like a real backyard now! Plus, it’s strong enough to walk on and play with Max outside!

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Throughout this entire process, I think this meter only went slightly into the yellow on some of my worst days. Honestly, the process was a lot more fun than I thought it would be – and way less stressful!

There are still a few changes to be made, but it’s mostly all done now. I might make a 4th post later in the summer. For now, I hope you’ve enjoyed this entire journey with me!

Want to catch up on older posts?

Two Broke Millenials Go House Hunting Series:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Home Renovations Series:

Part 1 | Part 2

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