The house addition project is going about as expected.
We finished up the electrical with the help of some good friends who have been willing to give up their time to help us.
So now, we are on to the insulation and drywall. Last time we built, we insulated our house ourselves. But, this time we are going to hire it out. We are going to do the spray foam insulation and that is more of a speciality skill, and if you don’t do it right, it can cause some big problems in your home with the chemicals and such. We will also be hiring out the drywall. After you do the math, it is cheaper to hire it out since we would have to buy all the tools to do it well.
So for now, we are on break from being weekend warriors until both of those things are done. Our job right now will be continuing to clean up the construction site. Construction is messy!
I’m being very patient about the actual addition project. But, I’m having a hard time being patient about the construction mess!
I told you from THIS POST that there was a bathtub debacle. I think I’ve gotten over it now.
My tub will be facing the wrong way in the master bathroom due to an innocent miscommunication. I know, that doesn’t sound like a huge debacle. But, the cost of switching the way the tub would face was very high and not worth it, so it took me a bit to accept it. It’s just a bathtub!
Currently, the tub will be facing the toilet. Weird. Ugh. Not what I had in mind. But my handy husband came up with a fair solution. Instead of spending tons of money to switch it, he is going to build a faux wall separating the toilet and tub and it will be drywalled, so it will end up looking nice and neat. It was a good compromise.
I’ve really just had to change my vision for it.
But really, if we want to lay it all out there. It is NOT A BIG DEAL! I mean, if I’m going to get all crazy about which way my nice clawfoot bathtub faces then I have some serious spoiled brat issues. And I don’t want to be bratty. I prefer to stick to my ROOTS and be thankful that we are even working on an addition and that I have my
little biggish family to share it with.
Speaking of the bathtub. We have it all scraped and sanded and we are ready to refinish it! We have been stalling on this step though because it is very technical and you don’t want to mess up. The finishing products are expensive and it will be tedious work. We are considering tackling that project this weekend. Wish us luck!
We bought all the hardware for it and went with chrome pipes with a gooseneck faucet.
The outside of the bathtub is black. I haven’t decided if I will leave the outside black or what color I’ll paint the clawfeet.
What do you think?
Here is a picture before we started the refinishing project.