Ok, so I re-read the post from day 2 and it sounds kind of… mean. I don’t like the direction this master bath saga is going, so I’ll just wrap this story up to a master bath conclusion. The basic gist is that we finally, sort-of, have a new bathroom. It’s SO much better than it used to be, and I no longer fear falling through the floor. (so hooray for small miracles!)
As a side note, falling through the ceiling wouldn’t have happened…the “real” floor of the bathroom turned out to be poured concrete- I can’t believe it didn’t fall through the ceiling just from the weight!
Here is the (basically) finished product.
Every faucet is very “splashy” which I am not a fan of.. I’m pretty sure I will get over it. I really don’t care for the way the tub works so I have gotten into the habit of not taking baths so much…
They ordered the wrong cabinets. To try to fix it, they cut the bottoms of the cabinets off to make them the “furniture-style”ones we ordered. I’m not a fan of the way they did it (they’re crooked), and the contractor has pretty much made it clear he doesn’t care.
I don’t like the large cabinet in the middle of the vanities at all. It’s enormous, takes ups ridiculous amount of space and cost way too much. Originally, the contractor and I agreed not to get it, and discussed a small countertop cabinet for medication and makeup with an outlet inside for curling irons and hairdryers . Somehow he forgot all that, and convinced my husband when i was out of town that I was in love with this other thing and completely forgot about that outlet altogether… Oh well. This is what we have, and I am grateful, even though it may not always sound like it.
It’s a beautiful bathroom. It is peaceful. It is mostly what we wanted it to be. As we put our stamp on it, it will slowly morph into where it needs to be and then I will love it. I will find a cabinet or small table to and redo it for next to the tub, I will find some rugs I love, or towels, or wall hangings, etc. It just needs our “touch”.
What did I learn? Don’t meet with your contractor months before starting a project and trust he will actually remember what you talked about. Audio or even Videotape the meeting and get a copy to him. That may seem silly- though I think it would have saved us some headaches. Take pictures of the finishes you picked out. Touch base with him a few weeks before the start date, look at the supplies that were ordered, and go over everything one more time, while there is still time to tweak anything needed while still getting an on-time start.
Just my thoughts… Hopefully it’ll help someone. What do you think of the bathroom? Have any ideas for the decor? Did you miss the first part?