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, October 3, 2010

Plumbing, Electrical, and Insulation

This week things started to come together in our bathroom thanks to Steve's handy work.

Our new bathtub is in.

Our old electrical outlet got moved a little to the left and got replaced with a GFCI outlet.  Steve also added a second outlet to the other end of the vanity area.

Our two old recessed light fixtures got replaced with eight 4" recessed lights.  I thought it was overkill, but it does light up the bathroom pretty nicely.  The good thing is that each switch controls half of the lights.  

Once Steve got done with the electrical and plumbing, I got to work and re-insulated the ceiling and outer walls.  I walked in there this morning and it stood up to the 38 degree temperature quite well.  

Given that we could not find a stock vanity that we both liked, we asked the cabinet maker that built our infill kitchen cabinets to give us a quote on a couple of vanity designs.  Once we decide on a design, I will post a rough sketch of what we are going for.

We are still trying to decided on a bathroom sink and faucet.  Unfortunately the sink I had fallen in love with would be too big for the space.  So we are pretty much back to the drawing board.  Good thing is we have a little bit of time to decide.

Drywall is supposed to get started tomorrow, we are hoping that it will get done by next weekend.  Once the drywall get done, we can start priming and working on the floor.  

1 comment:

  1. It seems everything is well and right on track in these photos! How’s everything working out now? Good thing both the electric and plumbing issues got fixed before anything else. Sometimes, these things get neglected, and over time they turn into bigger problems. So taking care of them early on is really the best solution.