Okay, so here it is, the before "reno".
I will keep you posted as it changes. Thursday morning early the contractor is coming, at 8 am, to begin the transformation of this 1959 original bathroom into a 2012 "French Country" bathroom. Imagine this.
So, when we go into the bathroom, you are greeted by old black marble and a dusty rose sink.
Then, there is the shower...the main reason all this started. You know the old rule, "...If it ain't broken don't fix it..."? Well, we have lived with this shower for 22 years. It has been fine...well, mostly. It has a valve issue that plumber fixed last year (again, third time)...temporarily, and now it is running cold...again. You cannot adjust the temperature or flow. You can try to "dial" it back so to speak, but what you get is a tepid shower and once in a while, warmer....
Then, the tile started cracking, well, it has been for several years...now it is harder to clean than ever, and honestly, I have given up.
We have already made changes on that...
We purchased a SoPhTec water softening system. (email...firstname.lastname@example.org talk to Walt Davenport) It doesn't use salt! It uses magnets! It is the easiest and best system out there! It is extremely affordable, easy to install, and works quickly! No salt or maintenance! So, now, our new bathroom will not get that stuff...ick!
Oh, and don't get me started on the toilet....It is also the original. Dusty Rose, 3.8 gals per flush and it flushes all by itself...in the middle of the night for no reason...it is definitely time for a change!
So, keep posted. The change is about to begin!