Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Managing a Remodel From Afar

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I've been out of town since last Thursday and not returning until tomorrow. Hence, the lack of posts. While I had to shelve the blog, the remodel project went full steam ahead without my "eye."
So how to manage two bathroom facelifts from afar? Have Ryan the Contractor send photos from his iphone!
The new subway tile in the tub surround looks pretty good!

I went over all the details with Kevin the Tile Installer before I left, so there would be no surprises when I returned.
Like how far up to run the tile, the trim and how the floor should be laid out.

A close up of the tile edge. The floor has been floated out with cement.

The walls in this bathroom are being paneled with tongue and groove paneling. It's off to a good start.
This is where the vanity will go, which has arrived from Pottery Barn already!

Downstairs, the bathroom has tongue and groove wainscoting, replacing the tile wainscoting.
The subway tile in the shower will begin today.
I can hardly wait to see the progress in person!

Meanwhile, the countertops are fabricated and waiting for my return.
I made a dramatic change from the original vision, so stay tuned for the final reveal!

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The enchanted home said...

Looking good...love the subway, so classic. Safe travels home!

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

how brave you are to manage such big work by phone!!


Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

How did we ever manage without cell phones????? I know it is all going to look fabulous. Can't wait to see the reveal. XO, Pinky

Unknown said...

Oh, you are good! And you have to have some good contractors. Really loving it!!! Safe trip home! Hugs!

On Crooked Creek said...

Communication is the key!!! Looks as if you'll be ready for the finishing touches soon! Keep us posted!

Kathysue said...

Can't wait, I wondered where you were!? Excited to hear all about it! xo Kathysue

Marlis said...

So classy.. Love the look so far. Travel mercies.. be safe. xo marlis

Lizabeth said...

Oh my! It is looking great! I love that you are managing it from an off site location! Very cool! It will be awesome! Can't wait to see it finished!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Can not wait to see it. With your talent, I am sure it is going to look great.

Allison said...

It's looking great! We know the feeling well of managing a remodel from afar. We remodeled our kitchen in Marin from our home in Santa Monica. It made me nervous to do so but having a gem of a contractor made it a smooth and easy process. Hope you're doing well Delores.

Victoria said...

You are brave, and you must trust your contractor implicitly. Cannot wait to see the next stage.

René said...

Wow! It is looking great! Love your tile choice.

Terri M said...

I was searching on Yahoo for imgages of Thanksgiving Tablescapes and there YOU ARE. My co workers and I were scrolling through the pictures and I said: "Wait a minute, that's Delores's house." Like I KNEW you or something. How funny. Just thought you might find that amusing.

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