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Bathroom Saga

The master bathroom in my house is an addition that was made years ago. It’s small, but it’s nice to have a second bathroom, especially one connected to the bedroom. It also has a door that goes to the outside, so one could go right from the swimming pool into the bathroom for showering and changing.

The bathroom has a shower, but no tub. The shower floor had a leak in it that I knew about before buying the house. Part of the negotiations was getting some money to fix that. Since I was fixing the floor, the tiles would be torn out, so they would need replacing. It was fun picking out something new.

I had intended to completely re-do the whole room and do a “before” and “after” post, but this project has taken WAY longer than I expected. I’m still not done. Everything is sequential… I can’t do this thing until that thing is done, and when I start doing that thing, I find out I need to do another thing first. Ack!

So to make a long story short (too late), I’ve decided to do a “before” and “so far” post, because this is just getting crazy.

As it turns out, I only have one “before” picture. Here it is:

Here are some “in progress” pictures of when I had someone fix the floor and re-tile:

I especially like that inset in the wall. It can hold soap and shampoo and whatnot, and it’s all at chest height. So nice! I saw something like it in pictures online, and asked the guy to put it in. Here is an “after” shot that shows the floor and the walls in their final form:

So since then, I’ve been trying to finish. Getting a sink to fit the room was a huge challenge. I finally went with a wall mounted sink. It’s small, but big enough for hand washing. I’ll have to get a cabinet or shelves if I want horizontal surfaces in the room.

I tried painting the walls yesterday, but got sidetracked because I wanted to take care of the medicine cabinet and lights. They were really old and cruddy-looking. I found a medicine cabinet, but no lights. And then it got dark. Another day past, and the bathroom is still not done. Sigh…

Two Things

I got two house things done yesterday! Two things!

I switched the air filter on my heater. It’s getting cooler here, and I think I might be using my heater soon, and when I had someone come to check out my climate control system, he told me I needed to replace it. It was pretty easy, so it shouldn’t really count as a whole thing, but I’m claiming it anyway.

I also painted the trim in the master bathroom. I have so much painting to do, but my painting stamina seems to be less than it used to be. Darn. Well, I’ll just do it bit by bit I guess. I’ll do the walls next…

I Did a Thing!

I feel like I have a dozen projects going on at home right now. I absolutely LOVE home improvement projects, so this should be really fun, but it’s all coming at once, so I’m terribly unfocused. I work on something for a little while, then go out to Home Depot to get something, and see a thingamajig I need for another project, and then my list gets a little longer instead of getting shorter. My phone is full of “before” pictures.

But yesterday I actually finished something! Woo hoo! I wanted to replace the light over my little dining table area. The old one was dim, and kind of generic-looking. I found a nice replacement online. It’s been sitting on the floor for a couple of weeks, but yesterday I installed it. Yay, Brad!

Before and after:

Doors Galore!

My new sliding door is done already! I love it! It’s perfect! Here are the “before” and “after” shots:

The guy did something else for me too. I mean, I asked him – it wasn’t a surprise. In order to get from my house to my garage, I had to go outside. It was a huge bother. He put a door through the wall so I can just go from the garage to the house and vice-versa. It’s like I have a whole new useable space!

I wish I had a “before” picture of the garage side, because it’s such a dramatic change. It’s so finished-looking! I love it!

This is the last big change (for now). I still have to have a plumber and electrician over, but their repairs won’t be visible, so they won’t be as fun.

A Hole in the Wall

This happened yesterday:

It’s going to be a sliding door to the back yard! Woo hoo!

When I first moved into the house, there was a leak in the shower. I got some money in the negotiations to fix it. My realtor knew someone I could hire for it. The bathroom tiles are done, but I have been waiting until I’m completely done to post about it.

In the meantime, I asked the guy about putting a door in the middle bedroom so I wouldn’t have to walk around the side of the house to get to the pool. It’s amazing! I’m so glad I’m having it done.

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