Three months ago Hubby Tony and I went to a presentation about bathroom remodeling. I left feeling extremely overwhelmed, and not exactly sure how to proceed with our master bathroom project. It didn't help that (despite their promise) the showroom that sponsored the presentation never followed up on their offer of a consultation. I started looking at ideas online, but nothing of substance got done on the project.
One day in mid-July I was out running errands when I drove by a kitchen and bath store on Manchester Road close to the house. I stopped and talked to a designer. After I described my bathroom, he said he thought he could do the job for about half the cost of the guidelines we'd been given at the presentation. That sounded good to me, so I arranged for an estimate.
The designer came out and took measurements. A week later Tony and I went into the store to see his proposal. It was nice, but more than what we wanted to pay. The designer went back and made some changes, ran them by us, and we signed a contract to have the work done. After we gave the store a hefty deposit check for materials we waited for some things to be specially fabricated. Just about the time I'd almost forgotten about the project again we got a call that the job was scheduled for this week.
Last night we removed everything from the bathroom, and this morning a carpenter came to start the disassembling. When I got home from work the room looked completely different. The sink and vanity were gone, the large plate glass mirror had been removed from the wall, and the shower was completely disassembled. Only the toilet remained, although eventually that will be taken away, too.
It will be somewhere between a week and ten days until the job is done. In the meantime everyone had to change their routines. Tony claimed the downstairs bathroom for showering. I decided to share the small upstairs hall bath with Son Donald. Pepper the Cat's food and water bowl is temporarily in a corner of the bedroom. He and his brother Jackson are the only ones that aren't happy about the change.
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