For about 4 months we lived with our master bathroom looking like this – exposed plumbing and electrical work, down to the studs, and no drywall to speak of. Then we finally got our inspections and we happily closed everything up. Since then, for the past three months, we’ve been living with the bathroom looking like this – with drywall and subfloor firmly in place, but no other progress being made.
This whole slow but steady thing is for real.
Ian and I went back and forth about the tile work that I wanted done in the bathroom. To be clear, I wanted tile everywhere. Like, everywhere. Wall to wall, ceiling to floor, all throughout the shower…everywhere. This was not a project either of us wanted to take on, and try as he did, Ian was not able to change my mind about the quantity of tile.
Enter: three pallets of subway tile and a nice guy named Sterling. I love Sterling, he always tells me, “sure I can do that” which is my favorite thing to hear these days.
Since a love of homes, décor, and renovation is in my blood, my mom was also re-doing part of her house. The tile work was beautiful in her new bathroom and so I promptly stole her tile guy, Sterling. He was even able to start on my project within a week. I was ecstatic! Not only would I not have to do this work myself, but he could start right away and I knew the quality would be top-notch. Of course all of this will cost us, but we’re willing to pay it. There comes a point in some projects when you realize it makes more sense to pay someone than it does to do it yourself.
Plus, we’re keeping busy in the back yard with our deck, patio and fence craziness.