Monday, July 12, 2010

Plumbing complete!

That's it for the plumbing...we have a fully operational bathroom!  We need a florescent bulb for the light, a mirror, a towel bar, toilet paper holder, some towels, art, etc...

I like the colour of the vanity! A-LOT!  Its too bad that the floors are still incredibly dirty...I gave the floors a once over, but I think I need to scrub them with something more toxic than green Palmolive. 
The drawers on the IKEA Godmorgon cabinet need to be customized, because the plumber could not get everything to fit nicely in the space provided.  We need to make the top drawer more shallow, and notch the back of the bottom drawer.  The plumber was cursing the 'hardware' that came with the IKEA Odensvik sink...definitely not high quality plastic tubes.
We went with square faucets, and square shower head.  Something we hoped would have good water pressure!  No rain shower for us...
The plumber also installed the bar sink and faucet! LOVE THEM!  Check out my stainless steel counter top too!  The back splash needs to be re-ordered because the guys measured wrong (it happens)..so we all have to wait at least another week before the full reveal of the bar area.

My greatest fear was realized tonight1 - we don't have enough storage space.  Of course I could see this coming.  We had junk sprawled out from one end of the basement to the other (click here to see the before picture)..how could we possibly contain it in the laundry room?  We should get rid of half of it.

This could be a problem.  We took back space for family, for living, for everyday...there is no longer room for things that live in boxes and never see the light of day.  What storage space we DO have is very open, so we should try to make it beautiful.  Its possible, it really is, but we have to let go of old baggage (Literally, where am I going to stash the suitcases?).  Or get built-ins. Or get a storage locker. 

I vote for letting stuff go.  Its just stuff...when did stuff get priority over living comfortably?

How do people in modern homes do it?  With not even a book out on display and no stuff in sight? 




1. That's not actually my greatest fear.  My greatest fear is getting older (too late!), but also giant flying spiders that swoop down from the lights and land on your face while you are sleeping. Oh and sea creatures, not sea monsters- that's just silly, but fish and whales and sharks and eels and sea horses and jelly fish and giant crabs and anything else that might attack me.

5 comments:

  1. Shannon, it's looking awesome!! Love it. Your little footnote at the bottom made me chuckle... those giant flying spiders sound terrifying. I'm with you on that one!

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  2. Spiders, eh? I guess I won't tell you about our trip to the jungle in the Philippines where we slept with the bedsheet over our heads to keep the flying creatures at bay :o\

    The bathroom looks fabulous! Great choice on the vanity colour.

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  3. Nice post.

    Thanks for the effort you took to expand upon this topic so thoroughly. I look forward to future post.

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  4. Can you post a picture of the plumbing under the sink? We're trying to figure out how to connect the sink's plumbing and a picture of a working solution would be great! Looks great!

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  5. Spiders, eh? I guess I won't tell you about our trip to the jungle in the Philippines where we slept with the bedsheet over our heads to keep the flying creatures at bay :o\

    The bathroom looks fabulous! Great choice on the vanity colour.

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