Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Bathroom

The summer of 2012 will be marked with remodeling our master bathroom. Our contractor, Alex, started in mid-July and was finished before Labor Day weekend -- 7 weekends, plus 3 evenings.

We didn't fully appreciate how quickly he worked until we spoke with others undergoing bathroom remodeling projects. Alex has a full-time job. His side business is remodeling. He squeezes this in on weekends and the occasional evening. He came when he said he would come and he did what he said he would do. What more can you ask? Oh, he also has a great sense of humor and is a fabulous story teller. As Don says, you pay for the construction and get the entertainment tossed in for free.

Alex often gave us ideas as to how to make improvements to the bathroom. He really kept on top of us, which is exactly what we needed in a contractor!

Before --- The bathroom was original to our 26 year old house.  

Middle of the project.

The end! 

Alex swapped the shower and sink. The bathroom is a bit larger, as it now juts into the master bedroom a couple of feet. The shower now has a "knee wall." The colors are brighter. I'm no longer walking into the wall between the shower and the toilet, because that wall no longer exists. 

As all homeowners know, once one room has been repainted, all the rest suddenly look shabby. We repainted the master bedroom a shade lighter than the bathroom.



Still trying to figure out what to do about curtains in both rooms. Ahh...home ownership is always a work in progress.

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