A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘bathroom’

Feng Shui Disaster

Great. Not only is our bathroom fugly, it’s also depleting our energy. According to an article on feng shui in Thursday’s Chicago Tribune, Resist seashell knick-knacks and the color blue in the bath. Water symbols sap energy from this sector already prone to depletion. Counter the “downward pull of energy” with earth-tone walls, bowls of…

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Trying to Look on the Bright Side

Good-bye old, beautiful, neutral bathroom with gunmetal gray walls, matching Kohler fixtures and black-and-white hexagonal tiles. I will miss you a lot (in fact, I already miss you). And a big, bright, shiny “God mórgon!” to the Swedish-pride bathroom we inherited from the PO. Perhaps your blue sky and sunshine colors will take care of…

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Happy Plumbing

The plumber rodded out the sewer, fixed the ejector pump, installed the basement toilet in the main bathroom and put the green-eyed monster toilet in D’’s storage pod. It was nothing major, thank the “Reno” gods. Pete pulled up the vinyl sheet flooring, which was a little hard to do but he managed. There was…

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Let the Demolition Begin

We broke the news last week to D about the mold needing to be removed in the bathroom before our loan could be approved. He was not pleased but we quickly offered up our plan to demo the bathroom now. Turns out D is on vacation for 2 weeks anyway, so we would have easy…

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Mold Be Gone

The bank called last week. They said that the appraiser had been out to the bungalow and that the house appraised fine, however the basement bathroom is an issue. There is mold everywhere in that bathroom which we were well aware of. When we were haggling over the price, I brought up the bathroom issue…

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The neighbor visits…

While I continued to plan and dream about either adding on to our current house or moving, our neighbor down the block stops by to let us know that he’’s getting married. We’’ve known this neighbor, D, for a long time. Most of our neighbors have been around for a long time and we’’re all…

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