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August 30th, 2017 at 02:48 pm

Do you ever notice how exciting it is to plan for updating a room and what a pain in the patootie it actually is?

Last winter we decided to update the vanity and medicine cabinet in the master bath. Now, don't get all excited. This is barely bigger than a closet, but it has a vanity, stool, and small shower. Adequate, but small.

Very little has been done to this bathroom for over 15 years so the new stuff with a new vanity top, new faucet and then I decided to go all out and get new towel bar and toilet paper holder and shower curtain rod was very enticing. And while I was at it, a new light fixture and new exhaust fan with a light. We bought the house 18 years ago so I don't know how old the current exhaust fan is and it doesn't have a light.

So, we ordered the vanity and medicine cabinet and had an Amish woodworker make it. It is lovely. It is oak, solid, and in Mission style.

We picked these items up in May and have been storing them ever since so I could make sure we had the money to pay to have them installed.

Five weeks ago I called for an estimate. We talked to the person and and we were put on the list. I guess the business has been slammed so they finally came out yesterday to install. But, the plumber and carpenter couldn't put in the new light or exhaust fan. So, we had to wait until another day for the electrician.

I've noticed that the times they give you are merely suggestions. Yesterday the guys got here around 8:40 and they said between 8 and 8:30. Today, the electrician was supposed to start at 8 so we hustled to get out of bed and cleaned up and dressed before he arrived. It was almost 8:30 by the time he got here.

I'm looking forward to having an updated bathroom. And, I'm sure I'll think it is all worth it once it is finished. But, waiting around while they work just isn't a lot of fun.

5 Responses to “It's exciting at first...”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Yes, many years ago we renovated our home to our styling (replaced carpet with tiles, replaced the kitchen, added ducted heating and cooling) and six months of pain ensued! However, once it was over you could see the benefits instantly and it's much better, wouldn't change what we did. Hoping you can see the benefits afterwards too!

  2. Carol Says:

    It's true that workmen in the house cramp your style. Of course, I'm thankful for them because I do like the results and I sure couldn't do it myself. I'm sure you'll love the new bathroom!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    It's finished, we are happy, and both of you are right, it was worth it! I did ask the electrician about the age of the exhaust fan...it was 38 years old. No wonder it was ineffective!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Ugh - sounds about like the fun we're having with our fence ... 2+ months in, and just five post holes dug ....

  5. rob62521 Says:

    FrugalTexan...hope the fence person gets his act together soon for you!

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