Last Saturday we were in Augusta for an MMC breakfast event. Afterwards we went over to look for ideas for our bathrooms remodeling project. We visited home improvement warehouse number one and marveled at the selection of stuff to choose from. We looked at new bathtubs, tile for the walls & floor and fixtures.
“It’s not easy, but marriage is wonderful. Let’s face it, every decision that you try to make takes twice as long, because you always have to talk them into it.” — Bernard Nadler
A tub is a tub, so that wasn’t too much of an issue. We think we found a floor title we both like a grayish-blue 12 x 12 and thought we would just go with a plain 6 x 6 white for the shower walls and tub enclosure walls. But we couldn’t agree on faucet style. Well, truth be told, neither one of us could come up with one we liked enough to try and talk the other into it. Off we go to the competition, home improvement warehouse number two, which was literally right across the street. We struck gold on the faucet here, we found a style we both agree on — Savannah by Price Pfister.
On the way home we stopped in at The Tile Center in downtown Augusta and got some professional help. The woman who helped us listened, suggested, listened some more, held our hands until we found our perfect tiles, 13 x 13 blueish-gray for the floor, 10 x 13 white with a slight gray marbling for the walls and a 3 x 3 blueish-gray accent. Thanks Janie.
Monday, Contractor #2, who we saw on Friday, called with their preliminary bid. Yikes! can you say steep? It was 2–1/2 times more than the first contractor’s bid. And they weren’t including as much of the materials as the first guy either. We have pretty much decided to go with Contractor #1, but if we do we need to do more shopping. We need to pick out a vanity and top for the bigger bathroom.
Tonight we visited both big box home improvement stores here in Aiken. These are actually almost a mile apart and much smaller than there Georgia counterparts. We really didn’t get much accomplished except for more confusion. And actually, we found some stuff we like online, but it is hard to spend that much money without seeing it in person. We are leaning towards this: Pegasus Exhibit 48 In. Vanity and think it will look nice in the room, but we will need to get a top that, not necessarily matches, but at least coordinates with our floor tile…looks like another trip to The Tile Center is on our agenda.
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