On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Catching Up

Wow, it has been a whole month since I last posted!  I attribute that to three reasons: 1) not much has been happening in terms of home improvement other than our materials coming in, 2) we have actually been getting a taste of what life is like outside of home remodeling, and 3) LD and I have been pretending that the gutted bathroom does not exist.  We are realizing that all the home remodeling we did last year just burned us out.

After much deliberation, we finally decided on white marble tile for the shower walls and black slate for the shower and bathroom floor.  We placed an order through Home Depot, and it actually came in faster than expected.

Our Kerdi Shower System finally arrived in two shipments, after almost two months of waiting.  We received the first box about two weeks ago, but I freaked out when all we received was the shower pan.  I left a couple of messages with the company, but they did not return my calls.  Finally on the third day they actually picked up the phone, and told me that the second box had just been shipped.  I was relieved when it finally got delivered a few days later.  But we are going to have to custom fit the shower pan, and add some studs for the shower wall.

Last weekend we managed to replace the rotted subfloor in the bathroom, but it took several dry fittings before we finally got it right.  We decided to wait for the shower drain to be installed before we nail it down.  Our plumber is scheduled to come in on Monday to do the drain work.

This week we spent half a day renting a trailer, and picking up paperless drywall from a supplier in Grandview.

So now that  all of our main supplies are here, what are we waiting for?  We are going to get a couple of estimates from drywall professionals to see if we can fit it into our budget.  We will be getting our first estimate on Monday, wish us luck.