#KnuthKrib2 Reno Update

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope you’re all gearing up for a long, relaxing holiday weekend! We will be putting the LABOR in Labor Day Weekend this year as our House Reno chugs right along. 

For those of you that are new to following me, WELCOME! You can see a tour of our “New” old house here. We did our deck reno first (see that reveal here), and now, we have gutted the entire top floor! I thought I’d answer a few FAQ’s we’ve been getting about the Reno here today, and give you guys some money saving tips if you’re working on a home project or reno yourself! 

What room are you going to reveal first?

We are kind of doing the whole floor at the same time right now. I’m not sure which room will actually be completely decorated first at this point. I’ll probably “reveal” the bathrooms first because the bedrooms will take longer to fully decorate. We have three bedrooms upstairs and two bathrooms. 

What year is your house?


When are you doing the Kitchen?

Our plan is to go floor by floor. So we’ll do the entire upstairs, then the entire main floor, then the basement, then the exterior! Hoping to have the upstairs done by Thanksgiving. Then we’ll probably take a break for the Holidays, and start on the main floor in January. 

Are y’all doing all the work yourselves?

For the most part, yes! Kent is super handy so he can pretty much do it all, which is amazing. A lot of what he is doing right now I can’t really help with. But I’m doing some things like peeling wallpaper, painting, etc… We did hire a high-school senior to help out! He comes over for a few hours in the afternoons 3 days a week and Kent gets so much more done with his help! 

When will it be finished?

Our “plan” is to have it done by 2020 but we’ll see…not gonna hold my breath on that one. Haha

Where are Kent’s work boots from?! I need a pair for my boyfriend 🙂

The brand is Thorogood Boots! I’ll link some below! He loves them. 

What are y’all working on this week?

We’re working on the entire top floor right now! We have it all gutted (down to the studs) and Kent has been moving electrical and plumbing all around this week. We knocked down a “load bearing wall” so he had to redo some ceiling joists too. He also finished re-framing his closet and is working on electrical in there!

I’ve been sharing lots of updates on my stories and highlights, but honestly we’re kind of in the “boring stage” of reno right now. Lots of things are happening, but it’s all the “in the walls” stuff that you can’t really see. I’m trying not to get impatient but it’s hard waiting around and spending money when it still looks like such a mess up there haha. If any of you are going through a major project or reno right now, I know you feel me. 

If you’re looking for ways to save money on your home improvement ventures, eBay is a great resource for saving on Power Tools and Building & Hardware supplies! Honestly, this was music to my ears. Anywhere I can save money in our budget just means I’ll have more to splurge on something else later. You can get reconditioned tools on eBay for up to 60% off retail prices (including all the brands Kent insisted on like Dewalt and Milwaukee). When you’re talking about big purchases like table saws and stands, those savings really add up! You can still bid on eBay items if you want to, or you can check the “buy it now” option and shop both new and used items the traditional way. If you’re thinking about investing in some tools and tackling your own project this year, I highly recommend checking eBay first and saving yourself some money right from the start! Thanks so much to eBay for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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