This is where things start to get dirty, more of a behind the scenes of a tradesman work, rather than Clint and I in action. That comes next week, I promise! With the assistance of my parents, the research process had begun with many showroom visits and home consultations with tradesmen. What amazed me during this phase, was that tradesmen would come out, but never send through a quote! I just don’t understand not following through! We both value good service, and when it falls short, they’re off our list very quickly!
We had a very firm idea of what we wanted, but had absolutely no idea if it was possible. Our old bathroom was a three way set up with separate rooms for each part of the bathroom. We had always wanted an open plan concept and my one request was a beautiful, big bath. The day after a wedding or day out on the golf course, there’s nothing better than stretching out in a bath (one that fits long legs!), turning off the lights and just breathing! Our other main issue was more functional, being that we had very little storage space. From memory it was actually Mum who had the awesome idea of blocking off the old shower and turning into a huge storage cupboard. Brilliant! Design done, tradesman found, project begins.
This is where things turned challenging. For economics sake, we decided to do both the main bathroom and ensuite at The.Same.Time. In theory and in our pockets, awesome! In reality, not so awesome! We had a toilet downstairs, however it meant that we had to plan out daily trips to my parents for showers for 3 weeks! Definitely not ideal, but now that we’re through the process, it was definitely worth the pain! We had hired the incredible team at Empire Bathrooms, and were blown away with both their service, quality of work, plus the fact that they were great people!
We’re now 6 months in, living with our dream bathroom and we couldn’t have asked for a better result. Sure, the dust was a nightmare and the long days of noise were challenging, but we wouldn’t change a thing! Next week, we delve into the downstairs and kitchen area. This was where we got our hands dirty, and things didn’t go as planned.
Foreman Axle, surveying the days work!