Monthly Archives: February 2011

Approaching the finish line

The bathtub is in. And so is the shower curb. Still to be done: Painting: lots of painting – walls, doors, trim, stairs, railing Installing doors Installing sink and toilet, plus bathroom accessories (medicine cabinet, towel rack) Installing shower glass … Continue reading

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Floor – a teaser

The flooring has been installed in the main room of the basement – but before I could see it or take a picture, the contractors covered it up to protect it from the ongoing work. So no beauty shot yet. … Continue reading

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Laundry, glorious laundry

The new washer and dryer were delivered, and I was excited. We have not had laundry facilities in the house since the beginning of November. That is a long, long time. As soon as the washer and dryer arrived, I … Continue reading

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Details, details

We head straight down to the basement every evening to review the day’s work. Even though lately this means getting covered in sawdust, it’s important to check and make sure the contractors are getting all the details right. The tile … Continue reading

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All tile all the time

The hot water is back, thank god, and I’m able to focus on what is and isn’t getting done in the basement. This week was all about the wall tile in the bathroom. I’m a huge fan of the art … Continue reading

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No hot water

It’s minus 10 in Toronto this morning, and we have no hot water. This was an accident. The plumber had to move the hot water heater. He thought he had turned off the breaker to it – he switched off … Continue reading

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