This summer while I am on break from teaching school I am going to do some home renovations that are long overdue.
Last summer I ended up having to teach summer school, which killed all my free time, but this year I am free and clear and ready to work! I love my little house, but it is very old, and starting to fall apart at the seems in many ways.
I can’t fix everything that needs fixing, but at least I can focus on the problem areas. The most problematic area of them all is the bathroom, because of the ventilation issues. In a room with a lot of moisture in it, like a bathroom, having air vents and adequate ventilation will save you a whole lot of other problems. When the water vapor can’t escape through an air duct or a fan it settles on the walls, in the corners, and starts breeding mold and mildew. Poor ventilation can cause you major problems with your walls, your doors, even your windows. All that moisture can cause wood to buckle, bend, or rot, so air vents in every bathroom are very important. I am definitely not an HVAC expert but I think I have the smarts (and the tools) to install a new air vent. I already have an HVAC vent in there, which is good, and I will put an exhaust vent in the outer wall. Once this is in there will be far better ventilation, and with the two air vents I might even get a crossbreeze.