Home Repair Update After Tree Damage – Bathroom is Done!

It has officially been three months since the fallen tree destroyed our master bedroom.  One would think that by now, order would be restored.  One would be wrong.  The house repairs have been slow and laborious.  It took us a while to get a good estimate on what the insurance company would cover.  Then, it took us a while to find a general contractor that could work on our time frame, and the work that started on August 1 and is STILL not complete.  Frustration!  This has led to many arguments and fights among us, which we both hate.  But seriously, who wouldn’t get a little irritated when their house is in chaos?

That’s our entry area overlooking the downstairs, which is supposed to be EMPTY, except for a lone plant.

Hall leading to the bedroom…um, that couch, nightstand, laundry hamper and other junk does NOT belong there…nor does the taped down, dirty, dusty paper and the fine white layer of drywall dust covering everything.

And our master bedroom?  Sadly, the photo below is an improvement over what was there about a month ago.  Piles of construction trash, dust, empty soda cans and junk have been removed.  But how lovely to see two toilets standing there right in the middle of the room.  Yes, we have two toilets in the master bathroom and while it was strange at first, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

The sitting area where a couch used to be will hopefully be returned to normal soon.  I have to say the stone guy we used was wonderful and did a great job on the new fireplace surround!  I guess we better get to work re-installing the doors that are just laying around the room.

Since the drywall and painting is finally completed, Adam and I freed the Dyson from the hall closet where it was trapped behind some leaning furniture and I got to work.  What better way to spend Friday night than cleaning?

Lately, the contractor has been giving us the runaround so we started to work on the final repairs ourselves.  Adam has finished a lot of the trim and painting in the bathroom.  The bath looks wonderful!  I love the variety in the marble we chose.

The shower was worth the wait!  We agonized over the fixtures, searched for the best deal online and are very happy with the results.  Or we WERE happy, until we took our first shower and realized the temperature valves the plumber set were reversed.  Adam spent Sunday morning remedying the issue.  Can I just say how awesome it is to have a husband who can fix things?  Love you, honey!

What’s next?  Wood floors!  We weren’t able to locate the same beautiful teak flooring we installed about two years ago, but found some similar teak by the same brand.  It isn’t as varied in coloration as we would like, but beggars can’t be choosers!  We’ll take what we can get.  Lily saw me carrying in a box and breathlessly exclaimed, “Oh my gosh, are you going to open that and sort it by size?”  Yes, baby, and thanks for helping out!!

I better get off the computer and get back to work upstairs!


  1. Brenda H says

    I love your bathroom! I can imagine how irritating it is to not have your house in order and the frustrations that have come as a result. Hopefully, within the next few months, life will return to normal at a faster pace than the last three months.

  2. Tammy says

    It’s coming along nicely. I understand the frustration that can happen though. Scott got the flu when we were redoing our kitchen. It was out of working order for longer and the mass of furniture everywhere except where it is suppose to be can drive a girl crazy! Hang in there! :)

  3. mail4rosey says

    Aww, that’s nice that your daughter helped sort.

    Two toilets sounds glorious and not one bit weird. :)

    Good luck on getting it done. Once the chaos is cleared, I’m pretty sure it’ll have been more than worth it. :)

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