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  1. DB
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    OMG, Where did you get that man? Handy, good looking, willing to execute your ideas and retrieve goodies from far, far away. He is a keeper x 10.
    As for removing the bath, very good idea. In our County, we would not be able to get a Permit for it as it was because of its proximity to the Kitchen. You are getting Permits, right?

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  2. Toni
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:37 am

    “Accepting the house”…..PERFECT. Very SMART choice!

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  3. Nina
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    I adore the egregious Elvis shot at the end!

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  4. Rhonda
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:41 am

    Definitely one million percent improved!!! I can envision a beautiful mantle at the end of that room!!! So happy to see your accomplish your goals, and what a great way to stay in shape at the same time — you and Paul both are so lean and muscular! Btw, love your tee shirt! 🙂

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  5. Lora Hart
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:43 am

    Oh, the humanity! 😉

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  6. Valerie
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:48 am

    Good decision on bathrm. How’s Elvis?

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  7. blackbird
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    I could not be happier with your decision.
    A toilet in the kitchen, egad.

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  8. Cecile Morgan
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:51 am

    Sweet sink……! I agree the bathroom is awkward and needs to go.

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  9. Beubook
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:54 am

    Yeah, I agree with you. I would have struggled with the decision to take it out because it seems like you HAVE TO HAVE A FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM. But I also live in a Victorian house with no first floor bath. I remember when we bought it, I thought it would be an issue. It’s not. Even at parties, etc, I think guests prefer the privacy of the 2nd floor bathroom. You are doing the right thing.

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  10. Karen Hibl
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:56 am

    Outhouse, anyone? …going ol’ school.

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  11. LaFawne
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:58 am

    Cannot decide which I love more- your stories or your pics! Agree on what is expected from bloggers, and am so glad that you can have a sense of humour about it.
    Bathroom in the kitchen area is definitely a no go for me, but I could not manage going up the stairs every time I needed to tinkle! Have you considered a tasteful outhouse off the back porch? (joking, of course!)
    Keep up with the stories, and best of luck to you all!

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  12. Angela
    October 6, 2015 @ 10:59 am

    Love how your videos always incorporate dancing! And the room does look better without the bathroom there.

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  13. Betsy
    October 6, 2015 @ 11:03 am

    “Toilet in a box” pretty aptly described it! Glad you followed your heart in the remodeling process; it’s the best guide to ensure you build your home with love. And hey! You look fantastic!

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  14. tammigirl
    October 6, 2015 @ 11:07 am

    First of all, just seeing that sink was reason alone to rip out the whole dang bathroom. Carry on, warriosr!

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  15. Pattie C
    October 6, 2015 @ 11:08 am

    That is the neatest, cleanest demo I’ve ever seen. No hammering and dust, good job. And that was one fugly bathroom, good riddance.

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  16. tammigirl
    October 6, 2015 @ 11:12 am

    First of all, just seeing the sink is reason enough to rip out the bathroom. Carry on, warriors!

    Then, you have to understand how many people will never be able to do stuff like this to a house like this, so they are living vicariously through you. Because of this it touches them personally when you make a choice they would not have made.

    I may or may not be included in this group of people, because if I watch your videos and ponder your decisions I can keep putting off the projects I already bought the supplies to do, but haven’t started/finished yet. (There are many projects, take your pick)

    My favorite part of the video wan’t the dancing. While I adored the dancing I love even more how it was you who kicked, punched and pushed out nearly 100% of the drywall!

    I have myself convinced that one day there will be a video in which Paul takes you over his knee. (Giggling to myself) He has a good sense of humor, too.

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  17. Terrie
    October 6, 2015 @ 11:17 am

    Your house – your decision. Can’t wait to see the reveal.

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  18. Darling Lily
    October 6, 2015 @ 11:18 am

    The bathroom was HIDEOUS and most certainly needed to go. No need for a bathroom on the first floor; I myself like a little privacy when I’m going about my business. (Probably because I grew up using an outhouse, and I’d still love a fully plumbed one away from the house)

    You and your Paul are a joy to behold. Elvis is incomparable. My day has been made!

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  19. Chad
    October 6, 2015 @ 11:23 am

    Do I see a pair of windows that are really close but not quite the same size on that wall? So weird.

    And then that wall around it. There’s an office park with weird signs on the North South Freeway that remind me of the yellow wall you took out. You know what I’m talking about?

    I did without a first floor bathroom too. People told me I had to have one in my little rowhouse and sacrifice the back living room window and space for a full size dining table to get it. A nice house is a much better thing to have than a checklist.

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  20. Patty/NS
    October 6, 2015 @ 11:25 am

    To hell with the toilet! If you have elderly visitors who can’t do the stairs hand them a bucket or drive them to the coffee shop. Yes, always good for resale but for now it has to go! Our bathroom on main flr was right off the kitchen, you heard it all. We sealed up that door (installed soundproofing) and created access via the new back entrance. Not everyone can do this, we were lucky we cld. You will love it now that it’s gone and you can start adding windows. Sally forth!

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