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We’re closing in on month four of the guest bathroom renovation.

Guest Bathroom Home Renovation Update

While the length of this project is a little longer than expected, it hasn’t been all bad. As with any undertaking, we’ve learned a few things along the way and who are we to not share this newly acquired knowledge?

Lesson one. When you think a project is going to take you three weeks, multiply that by three, add five days and you might be close to the actual timeline.

Guest Bathroom Home Renovation Update

Lesson two.  Concrete counter tops do not need to be sealed three times. It becomes a sticky mess and takes two weeks of dehumidifying to bring it back to normal.

Lesson three. Planning a wedding while in the midst of an entire house renovation may seem like a great idea in the beginning, but perhaps it’s best to just take on one life altering milestone at a time.

Guest Bathroom Home Renovation Update

Lesson four. Take into consideration work travel schedules when trying to map out a timeline for the renovations to occur. This may or may not save a few tears and arguments down the line.

Guest Bathroom Home Renovation Update

Lesson five. Renovating your own home, while slightly stressful at times, is the absolute best experience. Because while this bathroom is still under construction and has caused us to go crazy at times, it’s also home to countless memories. Every square inch of this space has been planned and decided by us. Together.

And that my friends, is worth more than being done within a set time or certain deadline.

So, what’s left?

  • Painting the inside of the vanity to protect it from moisture
  • Mud, sand and paint the wall next to the toilet
  • Stain and varnish the door
  • Find hardware for the door
  • Install the shower hardware
  • Decorate!

Guest Bathroom Home Renovation Update

In our last update, we were hoping to have everything done by the end of May. I think we’ll miss the deadline by a few weeks, but technically it’s usable now and that counts for something, right?

All our best,



  1. Allie

    Love love love this! Wanna come help redo our bathroom?! 😉

    • North Country Nest

      Thanks, Al! Hahah yep, we’ll be down as soon as we finish our own 😉



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