Contractors’ estimates should include a number of basic factors such as moisture control. Insulation is also a must and it’s important to check for radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is common in some parts of the US.
The vanity created a few more problems as it butted up against the tub – and, again, had been built to last. We were initially concerned we might have to refinish the outside of the tub as there were some marks left by removing the vanity, but after consulting our local hardware-store guru, we were able to apply a patching medium for a seamless finish.
Hi Sha! Thank you for sharing your story. That bathroom makeover sounds lovely. I too have always wanted to replace my existing bathroom door with a door with window panes. That sounds awesome. Recently I saw a local thrift store that sells salvaged doors and windows. It was packed the day I drove by, but it’s on my list of things to do this summer. I was thinking of doing some etched glass and creating a new pantry door and new bathroom door. I don’t know if I’ll have time.
I love buying items cheap and doing what I can with them. I really love old furniture. Whatever I can reuse I will use. I will redo an old cabinet, dresser or table. Oh, don’t get me wrong it’s not that I don’t believe in new at all. There are times when you have no choice to buy new. When appliances go out you’re better off to buy new their energy efficient. New appliances are energy efficient. New mattresses, I won’t buy them from yard sales.
The beer cans (in the picture) on the shelf hold a story of their own. My sister told me that it was a hunting promotional item that beer drinkers could try to obtain. There was one orange beer can per so many cases of beer. The lucky finder of the beer can also received a wall mount as a trophy. What a way to promote hunting season. I bet the Redneck were cheering! I could only imagine how much beer had to be drank to collect this many cans.