Tuesday, May 06, 2008

the tile guy...

OK, here's the Before of the shower stall in the master bath. I am so tired of that cafe au lait tile, and the porcelain soap dish and the towel bar...why is there a towel bar in the shower? And a crummy, plastic, square towel bar at that? And while I'm at it...have I mentioned how really, really, really tired I am of those old Price-Pfister faucets that were hard to grip and always all but impossible to turn off? Well I am (completely tired of them).

Still, it might have stayed like this until the next owner, except that the shower stall had begun to leak, bigtime...sooooooooooo...in preparation for the remodel, this 1970's wonder was partially demo'd today, by the ever-so-tidy tile guy who is a dead ringer for...Edward Norton.

Uh-huh...in fact, he sort of smiled like this when I asked if he could lay the new tile diagonally...smiling about the upcharge on the change order, no doubt...







I worked like a demon on my laptop in the kitchen while he began taking apart the shower stall, and by this afternoon, this is what the shower stall looked like:









and no, he didn't wander into the kitchen mumbling anything about losing time, thank goodness...


After pics to follow when the work is done...

5 comments:

Lisa :-] said...

My master bedroom shower is a one-piece fiberglas shower surround. It sucks, but it would be a huge job to get rid of it. If it were tile, the hubs could just deal with it. So...I'm trying to figure out how much it might cost to have it done professionally. But I probably can't afford it.

emmapeelDallas said...

A lot of this is covered by my homeowner's and I still can barely afford it! Plumbing is incredibly expensive...

Erin said...

I love Edward Norton! That's awesome you had a look-alike working on your bathroom. Can't wait to see the "after" photos. :-)

Jan said...

Our two bathrooms look like this, only in pink and green. I wish we'd change them, but my husband prefers remodeling OTHER people's homes!

Tammy said...

I can't wait to see your Edward Norton bath. I need to add a bar. lol