Thursday Tidbits: Missing Walls, Bare Boards & Mess


We are deep into remodeling mode at my house. New tile and paint in the guest bathroom and utility room, the master bath torn apart, the patio door moved over, and NO DOOR on either bathroom. Have you ever had plastic walls between your bathroom and bedroom? It’s a real novelty.

Meanwhile, except for moving the door to the patio and putting in new can lights, the kitchen remains untouched. We are waiting for the cabinets to be completed. Maybe in another week or two, I hope. Our contractor promised not to take out the old cabinets and countertops until the last minute, so we wouldn’t be without a functioning kitchen for weeks and weeks. However, we have started packing away non essential items that we don’t use very often. I am thoroughly worn out from moving stuff around and wiping up plaster and wood dust from the bathrooms, but I have to take my hat off (if I wore one) to all the guys who are working hard to make the changes we want. They are good people – even if they do leave an occasional mess behind.

Here are some pictures taken before and during the upheaval in our master bath. The reason for this makeover is to enlarge the lav door and make the shower safer for me. We are looking ahead to when I will be in a wheelchair, probably within a few years because my legs are getting weaker.

photo 2          photo 6          photo 4

Shower and lavatory before demolition                                         Sink top waiting for new granite

missing walls          Fromed new wall          new wall, old ceiling

Lavatory wall and door gone              New lav wall framed                       New wall in place

plastic wall          plastic wall 2          gutd of the shower

Wall between shower and bedroom gone, temp. plastic wall                 Guts of the new shower

 

Did I mention the dust and the mess? But the guys are making good progress. We now have a “real” wall between the enlarged shower and our bedroom. Tomorrow they paint and by Monday we’ll have doors on both lavs. Hooray! Can’t come too soon. By the end of next week maybe we’ll have a pretty tiled shower, although our contractor said it will take two more weeks after that to get the glass door. Patience is a must! That’s what I keep telling myself, but oh my, will I ever be glad when this is done.

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2 thoughts on “Thursday Tidbits: Missing Walls, Bare Boards & Mess

  1. Thank MT. Me too. I’m packing away non-essential from the kitchen today. The rest will wait until the last minute, when we get word that the cabinets are ready. Then I may run and hide. I’m anxious for the new ones but don’t relish watching the old one being destroyed.

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