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  1. Melissa
    October 8, 2015 @ 7:09 am

    I’m with you one billion percent!

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  2. annette
    October 9, 2015 @ 9:59 pm

    I just found your blog and I love it! I think I have now read every entry and showed it to a friend. If I could only have some of your mirrors I would be in heaven! I love them all!

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  3. nancy from RI
    October 10, 2015 @ 7:53 am

    You both are perfection in your coupledom. I love the dancing.

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  4. Jenny
    October 10, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

    I would like to clarify one very important point. All old houses originally came with first floor bathrooms. They were always walk-out level and we called them outhouses. Therefor, any indoor plumbing is an upgrade. Period.

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  5. potato chips
    October 13, 2015 @ 7:51 am

    To actually fix the issue, the entire addition is ugly and not original. Probably all added for the purpose of having that first floor bathroom. It will be interesting to see how you deal with the odd ceilings, if you can fix that then you will have a nice, large, modern kitchen. Or you could take it off and have a kitchen more befitting a house with no first floor bath. And really get prissy about being a good guardian of the house, which is a good thing because most houses outlast each of us and are only “ours” for a short time.

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  6. Maura
    October 13, 2015 @ 6:20 pm

    I agree! No bathroom needed!!! If you can’t climb stairs you need to do more pilates and kettle bells as well as 16 minute high intensity interval training (see Mercola video). For others with disabilities, drive them to coffee shop. The kitchen already looks a thousand times more beautiful.

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  7. Jennifer
    October 14, 2015 @ 6:29 am

    You know what I loved most about your video???….The fact that you demolished it in a very neat fashion!!!! Every single time I watch DIY shows on television the folks destroy everything. Thank you for getting rid of the bathroom in a tidy manner.

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  8. Rita
    October 14, 2015 @ 7:29 pm

    Bravo. Keep going. Your house is becoming what you want. You look like a young Wallis Simpson, full of style, grace and great taste. Eddie abdicated for her!

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  9. Rita
    October 14, 2015 @ 7:31 pm

    You like a young Wallis Simpson –full of style and great taste.

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  10. sara
    October 14, 2015 @ 7:32 pm

    You are a dead ringer for Wallis Simpson –full of style and great taste.

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  11. Rebecca
    October 19, 2015 @ 5:03 pm

    I laugh in the general direction of people that say, “remember resale value.” I do NOT care about them. I care that I love my home now, while I live in it.

    You made the exactly right decision. GO!

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  12. JC
    November 19, 2015 @ 11:43 pm

    With those two small windows on that back wall, I almost wonder if there was originally a fireplace in between them.

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  13. Louise
    November 23, 2015 @ 11:03 pm

    Three pages of comments! I guess by now someone has pointed out if you add a wall after that small window at the beginning of the kitchen sink wall, you could move the toilet in there. A new room. Move the whole kitchen down a bit. Easy plumbing, it’s already there…

    You know I actually thought that was a room with a bath in it, until I watched the video. Differnt countries, different words…

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  14. Jeanne
    December 1, 2015 @ 12:32 am

    May I suggest a period perfect outhouse for any guest who complain of having to go upstairs:)
    I am really enjoying your home reno!

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  15. Bliss
    February 28, 2016 @ 8:03 am

    Not a problem for me when I visit. I need the exercise of the hike to the upstairs bathroom, and my boys have been known to pee outside even with a bathroom or three on the main floor. I’ll stop at the neighbors to warn them. (Reading the remodel in one sitting, it’s awesome!)

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