Coming Updates for the Screened Porch, Along with the Master & Hall Baths

Build a Screened Porch

Welcome to the 687th Metamorphosis Monday!

I was hoping for this week’s Met Monday, I’d be able to share the two screened doors I had custom-made a couple of years back, installed out on the porch. Unfortunately, when the contractor and his crew arrived to install the doors, we discovered the doors were a tiny bit too snug for the openings.

Build a Screened Porch



When I ordered the doors, I had measured the openings exactly down to the 16th of an inch for the carpenter who would be building them. I communicated that information to him, thinking he would make them slightly smaller to allow for any variances since door openings on a screened porch are rarely perfectly square. The doors were almost the correct size but they turned out to be a tiny bit too snug. They needed a small amount taken off on one side so the doors would open/close easily.

My contractor, David, was able to get that done quickly by his crew, but I had to go out of town the very next day so that has delayed the installation. I can’t wait to share them in place on the porch sometime very soon. This Before/After has definitely been a long time coming!


I think I may have convinced David to build me a Little Free Library–at least he hasn’t said, no. ? But I think we are probably going to conspire on renovating a bathroom first since that’s really what I need to have done the most.

Little Free Library, Neighborhood Library


I’m a little anxious about the whole bathroom renovation process, never having done a renovation of that kind before. I need to spend some time online and on Pinterest to get some ideas. For the master bath, I’m torn between two options: 1. A renovation that keeps the walls in place and just updates everything in a beautiful, efficient way, OR, a renovation where a couple of walls get removed and more major things take place–like moving the shower and adding a window–or maybe a few windows. I need to decide just how much I want to spend because as with any renovation, you can really go overboard if you’re not careful. At least baths and kitchens are two places where you usually recoup a lot of your renovation expense when it comes time to sell.

Also, I need to decide which bathroom to renovate first–my son’s old bathroom, which is the upstairs hall bath, or to go for the more expensive renovation first–the master bath. I lean toward doing the hall bath first just to get my feet wet since it’s been a while since I did a renovation of any type.


I will be a little sad to see this baseball wallpaper removed–it was an expensive paper and still looks as nice today as the day it was installed. I plan to keep both bathrooms light, bright, and pretty neutral in color. I may still go with wallpaper again for the walls–I love the look of wallpaper in a bathroom. I hope once I start looking online for ideas, I’ll get excited about these two bath renovations. Bathrooms don’t excite me the way adding on a screened porch did back in the day.


Do you find bathroom renovations exciting? If you’ve completed a recent bath renovation, I would love your input on what to consider and what to avoid during this process. Was there something you really wish you had known about going into your bath renovation? Anything you would do differently? One thing I’ll need to decide is whether I should keep the tub in the master bath or leave it off and only have a really nice shower. If you’ve been debating that decision for your own bath renovation, check out this previous post, especially the comments on that post! The comments were so interesting and helpful! You’ll find that post here: No Tub for the Master Bath: Good Idea or Regrettable Trend?

Baseball Themed Bath


I’m looking forward to sharing the screened doors in place soon!

Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters linked for this week’s Met Monday!

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Author: Andy Edwards