With the walls up, and subway tile and beadboard in place — our “country” bathroom is really starting to take shape. Hard to believe that not 3 days ago it barely resembled a room at all; it was just mess of wires, plumbing and lumber seemingly held together with Scotch tape and spit. Next? Paint, trim,… Continue reading Days Seven and Eight: Shaping Up!
It truly is a wonderful thing when a room that you completely gutted begins to look like a room again. Taking down walls was cathartic, but the horror that lay beneath was nightmarish. Happily, we’re feeling good again, as our little-bathroom-that-could finally has walls again. Electrical and plumbing aside, this is most tangible improvement thus far. Seems… Continue reading Days Five and Six: ‘Rockin’ It!
Windows are such a wonderful thing. If attractive and properly installed, they let in fresh air, and bright, sunny light. Our contractor has replaced our ill-fitting octagon bath window (which, because it never closed properly was particularly useful in the Winter) with a rectangular version from Andersen. With dual-sliding obscured glass and a proper screen, it’s a much better… Continue reading Day Two: Let the Sunshine In!
On the First Day of Reno’, My Contractor Gave to Me… …a completely demo’d main floor bathroom! There comes a time in every bathroom’s life when a complete overhaul is necessary. For sanity and safety. Our bathroom’s time is NOW. So, goodbye barn wood siding! Hasta la vista “charming” pitched roof! See ya later naughty wiring and Mop ‘N’ Glo’d… Continue reading On the First Day of Reno’, My Contractor Gave to Me…