My elderly mother is moving in with us next week. We’re having to rearrange the entire house to accommodate her. Our home is fifty years old and needs lots of work. I’ve spent the last week rewiring our bedroom after the old aluminum wiring melted, causing a short that killed the entire bedroom circuit. Not that that is finished, my wife and I have decided that instead of giving mom one of the spare bedrooms that we use as an office, we’ll give her the master bedroom.
The Master has a bathroom of its own along with a dressing area and a door that opens into the kitchen that I added for us years ago. The room we were going to give her is at the other end of the house bookended by another bedroom with a bathroom sandwiched between. That old bathroom needs a lot of work. I removed the tub several years ago because tree roots had entered from under the foundation, most likely due to the leak in the drain, and they had traveled up into the wall causing wood rot in the studs. Now that space is empty and there is no bath or shower.Continue Reading