Tuesday, October 15, 2013

You Can't Stop Progress!

So I haven't been very good at the blogging this time around--sorry! But rest assured some progress HAS been made. We currently have 3 usable toilets, 2 functioning bathtub/showers, and 4 working sinks! However, that is all about to change as demo on the master bath has begun, and that means we will soon be down 1 toilet, 1 tub, and 2 sinks.

By no means does this mean that we have completed bathrooms, either. The powder room door finally has a new lock, but needs a coat of paint; the floor in there needs a threshold; and the AC return in the floor (right in the doorway) still needs to be moved.

In the boys' bathroom, we still need shower doors (which have been ordered and should be here soon); a storage cabinet; and the sink and vanity--I know I said we had a sink, but it is on loan from the contractor just so we can wash our hands!

Both rooms still need the lighting fixtures installed--the bare bulb look, while reminiscent of my favorite Broadway show "Rent", doesn't fly here.

A small problem I didn't really consider: shades of white. There are about a gazillion and I think I have at least half of them in my house. Redoing these bathrooms in true black and white means that my trim whites elsewhere in the house won't match. While they look white enough on their own, in these new rooms they ranged anywhere from slightly creamy to downright yellow. In both the PR and the BB, this means that we had to get creative when it came to the doors and jambs. The inside of the door and inner half of the jamb is bathroom white, and the outside of the door and outer half of the jamb is hallway white. There was no other way to handle it besides repainting all of the trim on the house to match the bathrooms! No thanks.

Some photos:
this area used to be part of a closet

now my new bathtub will be here

door back on powder room with new (antique-style) lock
door open
i love the tile at the base

new mirror
new window

new shower head, love the tile work

waiting on glass sliding door
temporary sink, recessed medicine cabinet

So I think we only have a few more days in the master bathroom, then we will all be sharing the boys bathroom. I think we'll have to make a schedule because it could get crowded in there!

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