This post is sponsored by Regions Bank.
Have you ever seen this door before when I photographed the master bedroom?
Are you going all Let’s Make a Deal right now and asking yourself what’s behind it?
I’m a little nervous to show you.
This is definitely not the farmhouse’s moment.
You see….it’s the master bathroom.
A never-been-seen-before-you-won’t-even-believe-what-it-looks-like-because-you-might-head-for-the-hills kind of space.
And today I’m opening the door.
Are you ready?
Here we go.
(that’s the door opening for those who might not speak sound effect).
And this is the part of the story where you are probably thinking to yourself….hmmmm….not so bad.
Cute sink. Check.
Baskets for organizing. Check.
Farmhouse mirror. Check.
Might need some new flooring because it looks like it’s peeling up in places.
But other than that it’s not too bad.
Until you turn the corner and realize that’s it.
There’s no shower or tub or storage or….wait for it….wait for it….space.
That’s what it’s missing. Space.
Enter the great farmhouse bathroom remodel of 2016.
We are celebrating and putting on party hats and feather boas and cranking out the cupcakes and for the bathroom’s birthday….
….we are giving it space.
We are taking space from the master bedroom closet and another bathroom in the back and knocking down walls and picking out tile and adding a shower and a bathtub and a closet for towels and two sinks.
And I’ve been planning and I have a budget and I’m figuring out ways to cut costs in certain areas and go all affordable on things that aren’t a priority to me, so I can afford things I really want.
And along the way I’ve discovered the importance of really good financial resources.
Like Regions Bank.
They are such a great resource for home ownership information, like whether to renovate your home or buy a new one, general home buying best practices and even remodeling and home improvement tips for bathroom remodelers like me.
To help you get the most out of your home improvement project, they offer a useful Home Improvement Checklist and helpful calculators that can help you evaluate things like how to calculate home equity line of credit payments, the differences between a home equity loan and a line of credit and how long it will take to pay of a home equity loan.
They can meet with you and discuss your bathroom hopes and dreams or your kitchen’s hopes and dreams or even what’s behind door number one and offer solutions like steps for an energy efficient home and using your home’s equity for the project.
The Region’s Bank Facebook page is also a great place to get answers, too. There are articles on things to know about the remodeling process and details on home loans and even calculators to help you figure out how much your monthly payment will be on a loan.
Remodeling can be scary and overwhelming and a partner like Regions Bank can help smooth the way (or the tile grout).
We are breaking ground (or breaking down walls) in two weeks.
My bathroom is doing cartwheels in anticipation.
I’ll keep you posted and take lots of kind of pitiful during pictures along the way.
It’s going to be messy.
And I’m so glad I picked what was behind door number one.
disclaimer: This post was written in partnership with Regions Bank.
All opinions are completely my own.
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