Through all of the permitting hassle, budgeting stress, and packing burden, one of the best things about the remodel is how it is the end of many problems. Like all homes, ours is full of little things that bothered us or decisions made by previous owners that we'd never make ourselves. No more is the bathroom door that popped open, even when it was locked. The wall that prevented the dryer door from opening completely? Adios.
The awful plank separating the family room from the dining room was near the top of things we'd never miss. It wasn't level with the floor, and it was just high enough to catch toes or toys, causing much pain and swearing.
Day one of the remodel was demolition prep, but part of that included the horrible brown board. Hallelujah! Don't let the door hit ya where the lumberjack split ya, or something like that.
Our horrible toe stubbing nightmare is over.