Thursday, February 9th, 2012 12:28:10

Transition Challenges

Transitional phases are never easy. Whether it’s remodeling a kitchen, rearranging the furniture or cleaning out a closet, the transitional phase is always a bit messy. This past month, we had our children’s bathroom remodeled. We put it off for as long as we could. The shower has leaked for years, so our two children have been using our master bathroom for showers. The water in the sink only ran out in a trickle, barely enough for brushing teeth, and always cold. When the toilet quit working in December, that was it. We had to press forward with a bathroom renovation.

Since we knew that this renovation was inevitable, we had thought and talked about what we would do. The blue-on-blue tile was to be stripped, the blue tub pulled out, all plumbing redone (as it was leaking). All in all, a major overhaul. The new tile would be black and white basket weave on the floor and white subway tile on the walls and surrounding the tub, as it fits in with the traditional feel of our home. We chose black antique rubbed cabinets and classic chrome fixtures. A classic look, nothing fancy.