Remodel Stories: When a Project Delay Turns Out to Be a Good Thing

Most remodeling projects don’t go as smoothly as you would like, there is always a glitch of some kind that makes your best laid plans go out the window.  We were moving along at a pretty good clip, making the bathroom semi-presentable for the holidays. We knew trying to get a countertop installed during that time frame was going to be impossible, but we were ok to wait. 

The top is now installed and has been for a few weeks.  We looked at a lot of options for top materials and ended up going with Corian, Witch Hazel and Kohler undermount sinks.  I like using solid surface materials in the bathroom; they seem warmer to the touch than stone or quartz products.  We elected to go with colored sinks, Caxton, Sandbar, to make it interesting and pull in some of the taupe tones in the countertop and the wood in the vanity.

Bathroom vanity installation

I’m going to blame our now slow to no progress on the weather, our plumber is too busy with frozen pipes and cranky furnaces to make it over to finish the plumbing work.  We can’t have the installer back to finish installing the panels and trim until the plumber has come and gone.  So we wait, which in a strange way has turned out to be a good thing.  It’s given us some time to stand back and take a good look at the space and make some design decisions, which we couldn’t decide on until the room was more complete.  But until the cold weather eases up we will play the waiting game.  I’ve heard that good things come to those who wait.

Bathroom Remodel


Dura Supreme Cabinetry: Shown in Hickory with Morel stained finish.

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