I thought I'd post because I'm getting so tired of my renovation and need to vent (so ignore if you want). Granted I am the one who thought it was best to do it all at once, and I know it is, but the end is getting close, just not close enough! I apologize in advance to those who have much longer renovations, but I'm sure you can relate.
Going on 8 weeks now. They are working on the last bathroom. We had kitchen, entire first floor flooring replaced, wall knocked out between living and family room, 1/2 bath on first floor, and two full baths on 2nd floor along with stairs and upstairs hallway re-done.
They are working on master bathroom now. The stairs aren't done, because GC (wisely) wanted to wait to put in the new wood stairs until after the reno was done. There are still bits and pieces to be done in the kitchen (my outlets in backsplash need some tweaking so covers fit correctly) and dishwasher needs to be anchored in.
It seems every time I think we are getting close, something else goes haywire. In the master bath, the walls were way out of plumb and since we are installing a full shower, GC did a lot of extra work on the walls surrounding the shower so *hopefully* the cool shower door will work as designed.
My big stress yesterday was they had laid the floor tile mosaic for the shower floor. It looked good. Mosaic was a stone material. The GC noticed that lots of the pieces were flaking and breaking off--not good (hadn't been grouted yet). He and I decided that the mosaic just wouldn't work. GC had to tear out the shower floor. So I spent the day running back and forth to the tile store and other stores to get a refund and find something else that would work so progress wouldn't completely halt on my shower. Stress lessened quite a bit after I was given a refund on already installed (and removed) mosaic--I wasn't sure they would refund my money.
Good news was the countertops were installed in both upstairs baths, so we do have running water in the hall bathroom and might have running water in the master tonight.
Bad news is someone modified the toilet plumbing to a smaller opening (I think he said 3" instead of 4") so he's got to tear that out to fix it before installing the toilet.
Two steps forward, one step back. Oh, did I mention my DH has been out of town the last two weeks and so has been calling with his input from long distance--that doesn't always work as well as I'd like.
Things that do make me smile: my Never MT (GC thought it was silly and didn't install--I installed them myself yesterday), my silgranit sink--love, love, love it! All the light in my kitchen--recessed, UCL, pendants, and disco lights in my glass cabinet (they are tape led's that can be set to several different colors or run like a christmas tree with the lights switching between colors--hence disco!)
OK, I guess my rant is over. Photos soon. I think I need a glass of wine--is it 5 o'clock somewhere???