Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Remodel in Full Swing

Right now, I'm feeling a bit like a kid at Christmas. Our first remodeled bathroom is starting to take shape, and our flooring is almost completely finished. After all the planning/dreaming/imagining, we are starting to see some progress. So far, I have learned a lot about remodeling.  First thing is staying on budget is extremely hard, especially in an older home.  There are bound to be obstacles "lurking" behind the walls, under the flooring, and in your plumbing just waiting to be discovered and give you sleepless nights.  Second, if at all possible, be on site throughout, or at least in the beginning of the day.  Communication between the contractor and myself has been difficult  on days that I work because grabbing a cell phone call when you are mid-endoscopy procedure isn't exactly Kosher. Third, make sure to ask about permits and like before the contractor give you a bid, that way, there aren't any "surprises" later.  I'm sure all have some more pointers soon! 

So, here is a little sneak peak of the flooring, that is somewhat finished in our laundry room.  Ignore the mess--our home is full of dust, debris, and clutter right now. What's a girl to do?!

Notice the laundry going? I've been without this guy for over a week! Feel like I'll never catch up, but how can I complain when I've got these pretty floors to walk on now! There will be a pocket door added here to make this room WAY more functional.  In case you are wondering what type of flooring this is, it is Pewter Travertine from Contempo Tile.  The gals I worked with here were super helpful and let me make a complete mess of all of their displays so I could see my vision play out. Another perk of this place--they had a kids' play room which allowed me to focus on the tile, and have happy kiddos to boot.  Score.  

Since our garage is currently a storage spot for the construction stuff, I've had to wait on fall decorating.  Oh, and I broke the string that gets me into our attic for said decor, so I'll have to wait for the hubs to fix it for me.  Since I'm antsy, and can't wait for him to fix it, I decided to bring a little of the current Idaho "fall" into our home.  Just a few clipping of our trees, remaining blooms, and hops, and I instantly had a little fall effect.

Hope you've enjoyed a little update of The Gray Abode for now.  Have a great day!


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