Check this out! The general contractor is done, and the bathroom looks great, even without the vanity and toilet.
The upper walls will be painted light blue, the vanity and toilet are white, and there will be wall sconces on either side of the medicine cabinet.
The floor looks light brown in the photo, but is actually a neutral gray/light tan stone pattern.
This bathroom is the warmest room in the house because it’s right over the furnace and has a huge heat vent! (The new vanity is tiny and cute, so there will be plenty of room for the heat to come out.)
I know where I’ll be spending a lot of time. Maybe I should move my home office in there.
The game plan for tomorrow is to have the vanity and toilet installed, and pretty much every pipe in the house (circa 1939 and never updated) replaced. Costly, but best to do it all at once now, rather than pipe-by-pipe or room-by-room later.
On Thursday, the electrician will install the bathroom lights and several other lights (also circa 1939) which need to be replaced.
As he was finishing up today, I asked our contractor if he would be interested in someday doing a kitchen remodel. I wasn’t surprised when he told me it would be too big a job for him. He normally only does painting and accepts general small-job construction jobs for certain customers (yay, for me!). He did, however, say that since the old metal kitchen cabinets (BeautyQueen, possible a 1950s upgrade, if you can believe that) are in fairly decent shape (just really old and really dirty), perhaps we should consider just refurbishing them. He said people are selling these “antique” cabinets on Ebay.
Several people have told me the same thing.
So I checked Ebay, and they’re right. I think I’ll keep the metal cabinets, assuming they can be cleaned and repainted – perhaps whenever I go to sell the house, the retro look will actually be a selling point.
Enough for today. The contractors are all gone, and the afternoon is free. Puppy Cody needs pampering, followed by quiet time.
“See” you all in a few days!
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