HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Saturday, July 6, 2013

OUR DREAM VACATION!!!

GOTCHA!

MC and I will never take that DREAM VACATION.....It' just not in our cards!

BUT

We will do a little renovation around the BLH.  This way our "Dream Vacation" will live on.

We choose to have our "Dream Vacation" continue day to day, year to year.
We hope to convert our Master Bathroom into a space we can fully use.  The soaking tub takes up a lot of "real estate" in that room.  It's never been used!  I am now at the point where it has become a huge effort to keep clean!  One of these days I figure I will fall head first into it!

Our contractor is booked up for almost two months.  Hopefully work will begin in mid August!  I have no idea what I can come up with for Posts until the work begins.  I might be on a long hiatus!

Here is what we have today....Our  BEFORE pictures.










All of the above will be REMOVED!!!!

In it's place will be a walk-in shower!  Wall to Wall!   11 feet!  Tiled to the ceiling with a built in bench.  We will continue the tile that's on the floor into the "shower".  It will encase the window which will be replaced with  one that allows the light to enter, but you won't be able to see in.  Good thing!!! It has a Rain design, simple,  so it doesn't get too busy with the tile.

The glass will be  "frame less"  and clear,  running  8 feet leaving  a 3 foot opening at the end--- to walk in.......no door!

Between now and then, maybe Epiphanies will come,  (no cost ones!)---- but if not, I haven't gone anywhere......
We have our tickets!  Just waiting for our vacation to begin!!!

Patty




37 comments:

  1. How exciting. You will never regret spending the money on this reno! It sounds heavenly. We have a 6ft wide shower and I love the space, you will have almost twice that, AMAZING!!
    Enjoy the process!
    xo Kathysue

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  2. Sounds exciting... can't wait to see the process.

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  3. whoooooaaaahhhhhhh sounds great!

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  4. how exciting! can't wait to see it come to life! until then... guess we will hear crickets over here. ;)

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    1. I hope I can post SOMETHING before mid-August!!!

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    1. Lisa Mende has left a new comment on your post "OUR DREAM VACATION!!!":

      Wow! sounds great Patty!!! BTW I would love it if you did a post about how you clean and what products you use. I know you have expertise in that area and I would love to learn! or you can send me an email with all your golden nuggets! oxox

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    2. Lisa I did a post on my "secrets" two years ago and re posted it on June 2nd. It is called Request for a Re-Run!

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  6. Your beautiful home is certainly a dream vacation year round. That's going to be a grand shower when it's installed. Wow.

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    1. It better be!!! Truly we are looking forward to it so much.

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  7. i love walk in showers! how cool!

    i would miss taking baths though :(

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    1. Walk in showers are great for us OLD folks.....Can't get in and our of tubs at our age!

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  8. That sounds amazing, you two! You'll never want to leave your own little retreat you're creating! :)

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  9. Hi Patty,

    Vacations are pricey and are over quickly. Our homes, or sanctuary ;) is most important. It has to be right, making us feel like we really want to be there. It's wise to invest in it!! Your bedroom master bath will be spectacular I'm sure. I understand what you are saying regarding the tub.. I never use mine. I'm thinking when we re-do the space I will put a little vanity there.

    Enjoy your week! xxleslie

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    1. Leslie, that is what a number of our neighbors are adding....either a vanity or a larger shower! The tubs have been collecting dust way too long!

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  10. How exciting for you two - sounds like a perfect vacation to me!! I love home so much that I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. You know how we love a renovation, and I can't wait to see the ideas you have!!

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    1. We are really look forward to using the space! It's such a waste as an unusable tub!

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  11. Oh wow- sounds just like my dream shower! I can't wait to see!! I love that you guys are turning your home into your "dream vacation"- who needs to leave when the best place to be is your own house?

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  12. oh my gosh! I can't wait to see it! how exciting! You're never going to want to leave that shower! in the meantime, I'm *sure* you'll find a room to rearrange and show us! haha (I'm hoping b/c I love when that happens!)

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    1. I can't go a day without moving "something". Yesterday a few chairs moved and left....check out the home page with the pictures of the BLH on the right.

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  13. I can't wait to see what you do with the space. I am all about getting rid of things that don't work for the way you live! That new shower sounds perfect!

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    1. Emily, no that tub real estate was a huge waste!! The shower will make so much more sense...

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  14. Oh lady, this will be the mother of all your projects. I love a bathroom with a fab shower, seamless glass doors and all the bells and whistles to boot. I personally have only used my jacuzzi tub about 5 times in all the years I've had it. In my dream house there will be a shower fit for royalty for sure. Can't wait to see this all unfold.

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  15. I am so excited to see this! I have a soaking tub but mine is at an angle in the corner. I want to cry every time I have to clean it.

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    1. I understand how you feel...They are impossible to clean...We were all crazy to have thought they were so great!!!

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  16. We had a tub shower set up very similar to yours in a previous home. After dusting out the tub for a few years, we tore it out and added a new big walk in shower. So much more practical and luxurious. Excited to see your project unfold!!

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  17. I ditched the tub in our Master Bath 3 years ago.I replaced it with a walk in shower and storage. The "stager" in me said it was a bad decision for resale but it makes so much more sense for us. I was especially glad the shower was there when I broke my ankle. No way could I have maneuvered around that bathtub. It will be fun for us to see what you select for your new bathroom.

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    1. Don't fear Linda.....My expert Realtor said that the shower will increase the value of our home!!! Her opinion made our decision all that much easier!

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  18. Hi, Patty! Hope you and MC are relaxing during this short break. I can't wait for your bathroom renovation to start. I know you all will do a fabulous job :)

    We have been away, and just returned home. The garden is a mess, so I am not looking forward to gardening in 90 degree temps. We were in Maine, where it was just beautiful and cool.

    Take care,
    Loi

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    1. Maine is fabulous in the Summer..Cool and beautiful!
      Don't overdo it in the heat. Take care.

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