HGTV would have you believe that it takes exactly 22 minutes to erect a brownstone from the ground up on Manhattan Island. The reality is that it takes a lot of planning, execution, and a serious amount of problem solving for any type of home improvement or renovation. It’s also likely, that if you’re doing the projects yourself, you’ll end up electrocuted, covered in poop, or without eyebrows.
We moved into a new house a couple of years ago which means we’ve been getting things settled and adding our own personal touches to the living space. We also have an unfinished basement that’s needed some tender loving care since we’re running out of space in our upper level. Kids just keep showing up out of nowhere and I have no idea how it’s happening. (If you understand the phenomenon of children appearing out of thin air, please explain to me how that works in the comments. Thank you in advance).