DIY Guest House Renovation – Drywall

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Through a limited experience with diy drywall on a Habitat for Humanity project, I knew that drywall was an awkward and messy project. Originally, I only wanted to remove the old drywall on the garage-side of the shared wall that split the garage from the guest house. This was to help the professional electricians run new electric lines, as well as to add insulation. But as I’ve learned, it quickly grew from a “simple” job, to basically stripping 90% of the drywall from the guest house.

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DIY Guest House Renovation: Water & Electric

We were thankful and lucky that the guest house already had a fully-functioning bathroom, complete with tub/shower, toilet and sink. And while the garage/guest house had working plumbing, electric and water, we weren’t too confident of the quality and workmanship of the electric and water feed. The sewer/plumbing turned out to be installed correctly so that was one thing we didn’t need to worry about. The electric and incoming water was another story.
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#BreakYouMake

I recently heard about Chobani Flips #BreakYouMake initiative asking if we know someone who is in need of a well-deserved and much-needed break. Immediately, a number of people sprang to mind: my husband, numerous family members, various friends, heck, even me! We’re all a little overworked and stretched beyond capacity, no? Ironically, it was only while I was enjoying a break with my family that the answer became obvious: Barb Anderson.

Barb is the dedicated mother of Jude, a three-year-old who is battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 

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