Have you ever been faced with a challenge? The challenge is exciting at first, your mind wonders with ideas and possibilities. You have all these big changes and goals set and a timeline in mind to meet those goals.
You are thrown one hurdle after another with this challenge and the excitement begins to fade, the challenges pile up and your mind now thinks, can I do this? These are the exact feelings I was having with starting a renovation on our first big project in our new home.
Planning the Renovation
This is the current layout for the lower level of our home. Some of you know that we are planning to convert this lower level into an In-Law Suite (aka #HOFHideaway, Airbnb rental)
My first big challenge was the separate entrance that we planned. This was where the experts came in and gave us an idea of the cost involved with our first design plan. Our idea was quickly cut from the list due to the amount of money to dig out the front and make that an entrance. This deflated my excitement for our plan and doubt began to set in.
Our friend and expert gave us the idea for plan B. Plan B for a separate entrance will work but now it requires more of my workshop space. Now I won’t have the storage that I need to horde furniture and stuff.
See the changes in “red” This was our first plan for HOF Hideaway. We were adding an entrance and taking a small portion of my workshop to add a bedroom.
Watch this video to see the plans we originally started with and to hear about the #HOFHideway hashtag and why/how it is named.
We had plans to get this space done asap and be ready before summer. Here it is 9 months after we moved in and now we are starting.
Every big challenge will be faced with delays and life happenings, we just need to roll with life and be thankful for the blessings along with the challenges.
Starting a Renovation
Now that construction has begun and walls are going up I am super excited about this space and how I envision it looking when it is all complete.
Watch this video to see the progress
This was the part that I was most nervous about. Replacing the garage door with an entrance door and making sure it looks like the rest of the exterior of the house and not looking like it was a garage entrance. It was successful and I am thrilled with how it looks with the rest of the exterior.
The top portion of this photo was how this space looked when they staged the house for sale. And how it looks today after starting a renovation and #demoday.
I will be doing many Live Facebook broadcasts on the progress of this space, so make sure you follow me so you can see the space in action.
This is a sneak peek into the design. I am in the design stages and working to find the best prices for everything without sacrificing quality. I will be sharing everything I learn through this entire process, so stay tuned and make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so you can stay informed of the progress.
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