Same here. We’ve been in our house for 16 years now and are still working on phase 1 in some of the rooms. We were forced to do a half-gut on our master bath (and ONLY bathroom) when the fiberglass tub cracked around the drain and the water was rotting out the floor underneath. We rebuilt the tub area, put down peel-and-stick flooring, painted the walls, towel racks & switchplates, and cabinets. Eventually (if we stay in this house) we will replace the cabinets, sink and toilet, and put down a nicer vinyl floor.
When we first moved in, our three kids were in elementary school, so we did a phase 1 paint job in their room and let them put up posters and pictures and shelves as they wanted. Now that they are grown and have their own places I have been slowly working on changing their room into my sewing room. I’ve been saving up pictures of what I like for many years and I think I finally have put together a plan for gutting and remodeling that room that will work well for me.
I am one of those people who want to do a remodel/redecorate that will last for years and years (because I don’t have the money to keep doing it over and over until I get it right), so doing things in phases assures that I will really like the results.
We’re currently doing a bit of Phase 1 work on our house and if we were to dive into everything I might just explode. Even full on with one room.
I think that most of the time there has to be a Phase 1 and sometimes a phase 2 or 3. Most people don’t get it perfect on the first try. I know I don’t!
|10-08-2005, 09:30 AM||#11|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Off to the market for your first South Beach Diet shopping spree? Having a list of necessities will prevent you from going over budget in the early days of the diet. Here are 10 must-have items for Phase 1:
Vegetable juice cocktail or tomato juice
Part-skim ricotta cheese
Low-fat cheese sticks
Canned tuna fish (vegetarians can opt for beans or another protein source)
Canadian bacon or lean deli meat (vegetarians can enjoy meat substitutes)
From a Daily Dish