At long last . . . after 35 years with essentially the same bathroom . . . hubbymoose and I are getting a remodel! Exciting, no? Yes – but angst-ridden, too.
Choices!!! So very many choices. What type of bathroom do we want? (functional, please) Bathtub or shower only? (shower only) New toilet, too? (duh yes, says the moose. No, says hubbymoose. What???) Final answer? (yes, please) COLOR!!! What color shall it be? (wanted one, but $700 cheaper to take another. Happy with that – color chosen)
Email sent to local sales person . . . CLICK!!! $2500+ spent just like that.
Now we wait . . . the factory is shipping in FOUR weeks, not the promised two. Looks like a lot of folks are getting new showers.
As soon as a “time certain” for delivery is settled, we will be able to schedule the contractor to come in to begin demo-ing the old and prepping the room for the new.
Oh, wait! One more decision . . . paint color! We are not changing out the sink counter – which is brown – which played a part in the surround color choice – must work around those colors. Paint chips will be perused today, but I think I am leaning toward a blue of some sort.
Also need to pick out linoleum for the floor. Currently is a yellow pattern. Someone suggested I remember that this IS the 21st century, why stick with lino? Ummmm, yes it is the 21st century, but hubbymoose is still stuck in the 70s. (smile) Lino it will be.
We checked out a discount place last week at the suggestion of our sales person. First question? (size of bathroom). You’d think that might have been discovered before this trip? Nope – good old measure twice, cut once, hubbymoose had not taken measurements. He told the man it was THIS big, when in reality (after measurements were taken on our return home) it is a good 2 feet shorter on both sides (LOVE!) What this means is we can shop from remnants at a cheaper price – OR – we can purchase off the roll at a greater price.
We’ll be going back there to make a decision.
AND . . . I have decided we should treat ourselves with all new towels to match the new bathroom color scheme – shower curtain, towels . . . SIGH!
Once all those decisions are made – and we have a date – then I will need to figure out how to make myself presentable for work everyday while the work is being done. Yes, it is a smallish ranch-style home, built in 1978, which means it has ONE bathroom. Sigh. Depending on my work schedule I might have to get a hotel room. Or – go to the gym every morning before work – or something.
Did I mention that all this will be happening likely the week or so before daughter, Lessa, is getting married? ACK!!!!
A blessing in all this . . . we are doing this out of pocket. We are not charging anything. We are working really hard at getting ourselves totally out of debt before we quit working in a few years. If doing it out of pocket means we have lino (instead of stone or wood or whatever) I am totally okay with that.
Pictures? Yes, I will be taking before and after. You may never see the before . . . it is REALLY bad . . . but you will see the after . . . well, after.
Posted: April 5th, 2014 under Moose Nuggets.