We are kinda sorta getting there. Long suffering readers know that when I bought the house, this was the only bathroom. As in a room with the setup you see and a bathtub, just this side of that low wall that is sticking out. If you wanted a toilet you had to head downstairs.
And now, voila, sort of.
My apologies for that very dark, rainy day image; clearly I’m not ready for my Houzz feature. I hope you can see the pluses, that the cabinet has been replaced, a towel rail added and the walls painted. They are white, really. We have a toilet now and a shower with a little bench and shampoo niche. There is a tub, if you must have one, in the bathroom — yes, a second bathroom! — just across the landing. The minus? Did you notice the missing window? My contractors keep saying they are missing four windows, which means they are only counting the ones that are not on site. If they counted the others, like this one, we’d be missing six. Yes, there is a little tension around these sorts of disparities. And, um, the radiator hasn’t been replaced and the shutter not refurbished. And I hope that the hideous pipe at the top of the shower enclosures is temporary.
It’s getting a little tense around here. They see a nearly finished project and I see a house that is still uninhabitable, with a “to do” list a mile long. Sometimes I think I should be wearing a wire and hidden camera, so I could record the conversations where they tell me they are nearly finished and I say something like, “I have no kitchen.” To which they respond, I kid you not, with, “Come on. One kitchen.” Then they don’t laugh. I have worked with contractors who gave Oscar-worthy performances but these guys really mean it.
Every day I thank my stars that when something is finally done, it looks good and works well. If I also had quality issues, I don’t know what I’d do.