Sunday, November 2, 2014

Through the years...

Rummaging through some old pictures...

Circa 1996

Circa 2001

October 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014

And finally....Reveal Time...

Bathroom Remodel from Lisa Balsamo on Vimeo.
This is the second and final remodel for the bathroom. We had previously removed the tub and with this one have put it back in. It is a classic black and white motif with a very pale lavender on the walls. We hope to add some more interest with wall hangings in the future.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bead board installation is complete...primer and first coat of paint in place. The walls still need their paint - will choose final color soon. All is coming together nicely.

Ignore the pink tint...not sure why it is there...the bead board will be white.
Water fixtures are due to be installed in two days. Can't wait.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tiling Complete!

Tiling has been completed! Bead board is going up...painting is next...fixtures...almost done!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bathtub Tile Getting There...

Was hoping to have more to report for this past week. Our tiler got a bit distracted this week...didn't accomplish what we'd hope...but there's always another day...

Need to add soap dishes and accent...then the grout...

I know, it never goes as fast as you want it to. We were hoping that the floor would be started on Tuesday coming up...might be Thursday instead.

Patience grasshopper...that's what I keep telling myself.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tiling Preparation Commences

Our tiler, Adam, has arrived on the scene. He will be tiling the entire bathroom. He is a stickler for detail and we are fortunate to have him on the job!

Wall preparation - smoothing all...

The overhead light gave these a yellow tint, but the subway tile is white and the decorative accent is white marble...
The floor is going to be a basket weave design like the accent above. We would have taken a picture of the floor tile except two 50 lb bags were on top and we value our backs.

Adam indicated once the wall prep is complete the tiling is going to go fast. We can't wait!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Bathroom Progress

Old galvanized pipe...
No wonder we had had slow drains occasionally in the guest bathroom! Thank you Mr. Plumber for taking care of this! The "Bad News Plumbers" should have taken care of this years ago...

We found our tub installed!

Plumbing is installed.

Backer board is going up!

Mr. Contractor filled the tub with water and let it sit for a few days...he told me why...but I forgot. Apparently the bathroom floor was way out of level. Mr. Contractor told us that if he hadn't liked us he wouldn't have done this remodel because of the floor. We thank you, Mr. Contractor, from the bottom of our hearts!

Collateral damage

The plasterers came the end of last week and applied the product. We would post a pic but you really can't see the texture.

Next up...tiling...we'll be in touch.