14 Master Bath Remodel: Day 4

>> Monday, May 3, 2010

Hooray for Day 4! Not only are we moving right along on this master bath remodeling train, but Day 4 was the first day that I was able to say so long to the experts and get down and dirty with a little DIY action.

With the studs exposed and 50 year old wall insulation disintegrating before our eyes, the next item our our checklist was to replace the old stuff with new pink fiberglass insulation.

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Not only would this step cost us a mere $20 start to finish, but will help out our utilities for years to come.

Before heading off for supplies, we needed to measure to see just how much of the pink stuff we needed. You want to make sure that the insulation is not packed too tightly, as this will reduce its effectiveness, so measuring the depth of your wall is super important…

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Also get a good feel for how much area you’ll be covering. Since most insulation comes in long rolls, you’ll want to make sure you buy enough to outfit your space…

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Ready to get to work…almost. I had to gear up first. Ever since I was little, fiberglass insulation gave me the creeps. I think it stems from crawling up in the attic and my dad warning me, “Don’t touch the pink fluffy stuff. It will make you itch.” No itching for me!

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I am very well aware of how lovely I look. No need to carry on about it. Gloves got in on the action too. 

Next up, removing the old insulation. We were happy to see it go…

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Then, measure strips of insulation to fit the first section. Using a straight edge and box cutter, press down with the straight edge and chop away…

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Using your hand to press the insulation strip into place, pink side in, the insulation should fit snuggly in the opening without having to smash it into place…

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Finished with the first section! Keep on working around the room. Measure, cut, stuff. Measure, cut stuff…

..until you are finished. (We just insulated the exterior walls of the bathroom.)

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It sure did feel good to finally get my hands dirty on this project. Have any of you ever installed insulation in your own home? Pretty easy right?


-Cara

14 comments:

Jill,  May 3, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

Sweet outfit! lol Seriously I understand. I where goggles for everything.

Live the Home Life May 3, 2010 at 4:24 PM  

Thanks, Jill. I felt like a goober, but an itch-free goober!

-Cara

andrea g,  May 3, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

I think you look amazing. I mean who doesn't like looking like a bug in those big work goggles. hehe

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