December 19, 2018 marked the completion of the bathroom remodel. There are always unforeseen delays and often a little drama involved in any rehab. This one was no exception. Without going into great detail, I will note a couple of things that fall into that category. I purchased the shower door and arranged for the company to do the measuring and installation.
Somehow something went wrong and the hinges did not line up with the cuts in the glass. So that delayed things an entire week while a new door was cut and then installed.
It is in place now and working fine, but that was not without a little more drama.
After a couple showers I noticed a wet spot on my kitchen ceiling and immediately called Dan to let him know that the shower must be leaking. I dreaded even making the call as I knew it would be a big deal to fix. I also knew it would be the last thing Dan wanted to hear. After breaking the bad news, I told him "no rush" as he had other jobs waiting. I would go back to showering in the basement. This story does have a happy ending. One week later Dan arrives to tackle the problem. Turns out it was not the shower that was leaking but rather the toilet in the adjoining bathroom.
These are the kind of delays you can't predict but should absolutely be prepared to take in stride. They happen more often than not.
I will get to the photos, but first a few details about the process.
Just to refresh your memory, this is what it looked like before the windows were repainted white, the shelf was replaced with a slightly thicker piece of wood with a rounded edge, and the curtains were switched for another toile pattern in grays and white.
The radiator went from cream to peppercorn.
You can get a glimpse of the vanity in the shot above.
All the doorknobs and backplates in my house are original (1902) and the detail is exquisite.
Enough on the details. I will show a few shots from a distance. Just keep in mind, it's still a small bathroom so there is no such thing as getting the entire room in one picture.
I am grateful for all the hard work that went into creating this space. Thanks Dan.
And thanks, Nathan and Gabriel, for the squeegee that will keep my shower looking great for years to come.