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The stuff our dreams are made of

Today, the stuff my dreams is made out of is moisture-resistant drywall.

I can't say how much I'm looking forward to having more of our house enter the 21st century. After Eldridge finishes the guest room, I need to find somewhere to throw the stuff that's in my office (can anyone say "downstairs kitchen"? I knew you could.) so that the tiling there can be finished and so that we can also get Eldridge to do the same treatment to that room that he's doing to the guest room. Then the next big project: the downstairs bathroom.

Those of you have visited our house are familiar with our bathrooms. We have two full baths; the upstairs one is the "ugly pink bathroom" and the downstairs one is the "ugly UGLY bathroom". Feel free to use your own four-letter adjective in place of "UGLY". The bathtub leaks, the space is poorly designed, and both of the spaces that lead to it are, well, ugly. After brainstorming a bit with Karen and Eldridge on Sunday (when he was demolishing the guest room) the best idea is to transform the downstairs guest room, the bathroom, and the hallway (and its useless storage space) in between them into a new master suite. I guess we'll need to start looking for contractors who can do things with bathrooms. Picture a luxurious bathroom leading to a walk-through closet, and then to a freshly-redone bedroom. Beauteous.

The best part of all of this, of course, is that since the downstairs kitchen is not a space we have dedicated to anything, the bathroom's four walls are really only two walls. The only two walls that matter are the walls that it shares with the house's foundation. The other two walls are now not required to stay where they are. For that matter, the dividing wall in between the guest bedroom and my office is not required to stay where it is, and might be a good thing to move as well.

Yay for happy thoughts.

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have_inner_lady
Jul. 22nd, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
I bet this is all going to turn out superbly beautiful. :-)
sethcohen
Jul. 24th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
Scotty, we need more power!
It would have, except without power, no work was done today. Well, there's always later...
cellio
Jul. 24th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a good plan. I'm glad you have so many options with walls; that can make a big difference.
sethcohen
Jul. 26th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
I've instructed Eldridge that the entrance for the Batcave needs to be under the azaleas so that I can drive the Batmobile underground. He wanted to put the entrance in the guest room, which (as you might surmise, having slept there) would cause some parking issues.
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