Everything about the condo is small. It weighs in a little over 500 Square Feet, but luckily has tons of storage space a larger storage space in the basement and a small patio off the bedroom.
Bathroom Renovation. The bathroom is almost masculine in both the lines and color choices, but I love it. It’s crisp and clean, no dainty girlie fou-fou stuff is in there. The bath is only 8×6 but it seems roomer because the previous owners installed french doors between the bedroom and the bathroom.
The bathroom is about 95% finished and it looks beautiful. The only other work that needs done is selecting the blue/gray paint for the walls and finding a softer less yellowish/greenish white for the wainscot. Once the painting is done, the room will be finished.
I used a chocolate brown 12×12 ceramic tile on the floors and a richly tinted jerusalem gold limestone on the shower surround. The rain head shower looks great and the lines on the new spa tub blend quite nicely with the existing sink. It’s a very beautiful room.
To keep costs down I reused/recycled most of the existing fixtures (i.e., toilet, fixtures and sink). I will eventually change the faucets out since they are a polished nickel and I prefer a matt finish-but that’s for next year. Ditto for the lights, but I usually dislike most lights made specifically for the bathroom, so until I find something I like I will keep the exisiting lighting in place.
I did notice that the plumber failed to install a 3-way adapter for the handheld shower spray. I prefer it this way although my contractor told me it makes clean up easier if I have the spray. I just think the older shower head (it slides along a bar) was very ackward and ugly, so I am glad it worked out this way.
Original Shower/tub surround New Surround
The contractor’s crew refinished the heart of pine floors. The previous owners had them bleached and they look scandinavian. I think the job was done poorly and the floors looked terrible once all the funiture was out. I had my contractor take the floors back to the original color (there was spot of the original stain under a kitchen cabinet).
Old Floors New refinished floors
Once the floors have cured I can get a better gauge on what wall color to use and pick my paint color for the living room and bedroom. I start moving in on New Years Eve. Ideally I will be in my new home around the 6th. Oh happy day.