August 22nd, 2017
Sooooo this is going on at my house today!
It's always chaotic when there is work being done at the house but it's still exciting. One more step toward what we envisioned. This time, bathroom floors.
I have to back up a bit to tell this story correctly. We actually planned to reno the bathrooms completely this year. Had our little reno savings all added up and talked to contractors, we chose tile, fixtures, vanities, medicine cabinets and exhaut fans. We were ready to roll.
And then someone asked if we had arranged to have the pipes (plumbing pipes) scoped. We had not done that. We had experienced no plumbing problems yet so it never really occurred to us. But, considering the age of the house (built in 1962) and a few horror stories we had heard we thought it might be a good idea. So Tim contacted a company to take care of that for us. The result was not good. We had to have the entire house re-plumbed. Sigh. It had to be done. They were good, they were professional, they did the minimum damage possible and it still cost us nearly our entire bathroom reno budget. Dang.
Meanwhile, the bathroom floors were now just concrete with tile around the edges. Not pretty. And the guest bath didn't even have a toilet or a sink anymore. Sigh again. So we called around. Not too many people want to take on such a small job. Finally found someone. Well recommended, reasonably priced. Okay let's do this. He got us on his schedule for August but he was worth the wait. But that meant that all summer long we have been functioning with one bathroom and concrete bathroom floors and with a toilet and vanity just sitting in the middle of the guest room. Lovely.
I'm sure you will understand how excited I am to have this finally done. The new vanity which is taking up the majority of the utility room (where my laundry is too by the way) will finally be where it belongs. The tile and grout, which is taking up the rest of the space in the utility room will also be where it belongs. We will once again have two functioning bathrooms! AND two darned good looking floors so that will be one huge step forward on the bathroom reno list.
The rest of it will happen at some point. And when it does, I will get all kinds of excited all over again!
Meanwhile, I'm going to go hide out at the library today. It has two things which are absolutely essential for me. Books and a bathroom.
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