Bath/shower reno — and a surprise built-in (days 4 through 8)

By Elle

The bathroom/shower reno is coming to a close — and with flying colors! Days 4 through 8 consisted of tiling, grouting and adding a built-in (a last-minute decision) that we picked up from the Kraftmaid outlet in Warren, Ohio. And did we get lucky. Continue reading

Bath/shower reno, with an eye toward accessibility (days 1 through 3)

IMG_1968By Elle

I moved out of my parents’ house when I was about 18, and now that I’m 53 (ouch), my mom has decided that we need to live together again — I knew she missed me — so she’s packing her bags and coming to our house. (Dad passed away a number of years ago, otherwise he’d definitely be in tow.)

In preparation for this Monumental Event, we determined that we needed to make some adjustments to the house, namely to her new bedroom and bathroom to make things as accessible as possible. Continue reading