Are Things Really Lining Up?

How many months have I been waiting for the bathrooms to be tiled?

Before the grout.
Before the grout.
I love how the grouted dotted listello looks.
I love how the grouted dotted listello looks.

MANY.

The white tile on the conservatory bathroom floor was finished with white grout.
The white tile on the conservatory bathroom floor was finished with white grout.
Once the tile was grouted the floor looked pristinely white.
Once the tile was grouted the floor looked pristinely white.

And a week and a day after they began, our tile setters are completely finished.

The Ida White Venatino and Marmara Grey honed marble basketweave is laid in the master bathroom. (Before the grout.)
The Ida White Venatino and Marmara Grey honed marble basketweave is laid in the master bathroom. (Before the grout.)
The marble tile in the master bathroom was grouted with warm grey grout to accent the seams.
The marble tile in the master bathroom was grouted with warm grey grout to accent the seams.

I am, by the way, going to write a glowing review for these guys and recommend them to anyone who needs tile.  It’s all they do and they do it well.

The water wall in the conservatory gets a large shower head and control handle.
The water wall in the conservatory gets a large shower head and control handle.

Earlier this week when I was informed they would be finished by Friday (actually they were finished Thursday) I called the plumber who is installing the shower fixtures to schedule him. He’s coming next Wednesday.

Opposite the water wall is a bench.
Opposite the water wall is a bench.

I also emailed the company from where I purchased the master bathroom vanity to pin down its delivery date: week of December 21st.

The dining room wall that opens to the kitchen is totally papered.
The dining room wall that opens to the kitchen is totally papered.

My plan for tomorrow (Saturday) is to finish hanging the wallpaper in the dining room.

Looking into the conservatory bathroom from the conservatory. (Don't worry the door will go back on its hinges.)
Looking into the conservatory bathroom from the conservatory. (Don’t worry the door will go back on its hinges.)

Seriously, the year is ending with a good bit of progress. Next week I’ll give each bathroom its own update since there are still projects to accomplish before the bathrooms are finished.

Are you racing to the stroke of midnight on the 31st or putting everything on hold until 2016?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

10 thoughts on “Are Things Really Lining Up?”

  1. I’m so glad, Jo – both bathroom tile jobs look beautiful. Maybe the delay was a blessing in disguise. I have several little chores that I’d like to get done before the end of the year. I really want to start the new year with a clean, tidy house and see if I can keep it that way.

    1. You, being our tile guru, really know what it took. Whoever thought of grout was a genius. (My friend’s answer to all my questions about who thought of it first is “The Romans”. He’s probably right.) Jo

  2. You were right–the grout makes it look awesome!! Yes, I think in the end you were fortunate to hire these tile masters! I’m so happy for you! 🙂 Someday, somewhere, I have to use that ice-white glass tile …

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