Have you ever had those times in your life where it seems like everything keeps going wrong? I feel like our bathroom remodel has run into this. What’s infuriating is that it’s not even major issues, it’s these little things that keep adding up.
Last week they put new carpet in the guest bedroom. When the carpet installer told me he was finished, I went in to check. In the new closet, there was an obvious dip into the room where the floor wasn’t leveled BEFORE he put in the carpet. When I pointed it out, he shrugged, and said, “No one told me about it, if they want me to fix it, I need to get paid for it.” And then he waved goodbye and walked out the door. Yep…
I thought things would look up when it came to finally tiling the floors and shower. It was really exciting and things looked to be good:
The guys seemed like they knew what they were doing and knocked it out in two days for the floor and shower tile.
As the main installer was packing up to leave, I asked him if the tile would dry one color because it didn’t look quite right. Oh yea, it’ll dry one color, he assured me.
Two days later:
Yeah, can you see the uneven tiles that are not laying FLAT against the wall?! Do you see the splotches where there are colors (S with a plural)???
Here’s a close-up, and notice the missing grout on the left side:
I looked on the floor:
It’s white, or a really light, light gray.
Well, it turns out the installers mixed up the grout colors. The floor should be on the wall and vice versa.
They have to come back again tomorrow to re-do everything. Unbelievable.
Yesterday the painters finished. The mirrored medicine cabinets are a no-go because of course the plumbers put the line exactly in the center of one of the sinks.
I can’t even any more. I’ve been asking myself what horrible things I have done to be getting all these renovation issues. In theory, these are all small little things, but so many little problems keep cropping up.
Everyone keeps saying it’ll look good and this will all be a distant memory. Well, I guess if I ever consider hiring out our next project, I can come back here and be reminded of this!