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$25 Lou

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The Man and I had such big plans. We were going to get the vapor barrier done on the ceiling and the walls. We were going to drywall at least one wall. We were going to finish alll the insulation and he was going to build a box for the fireplace that's coming next week. Ohhh, the plans we had.

But the Man is a perfectionist. It took us 4 freaking long hours to put up vapor barrier on only half the ceiling. When the clock chimed 11 at night, I quit. I want this back addition done as much as he does, but enough is enough already. Putting up massive sheets of plastic on the ceiling will create some wrinkles. Get over it.

THIS is like working with my husband. Cute little guy tho.
Enter a man named Lou.

Lou is a workhorse. If you need a workhorse to come and fix your house, give me a call and I'll hook you up. He works for $25/hour and he is fast. Look at what he did in 4 hours all by himself.


All you have to do is tell him what you want and he just does it. No chatting, no hemming and hawing about how to begin. He just starts working and Bam. It's done. It's amazing.

View of the loft/storage area
But now it's my turn to hold up the project. I need to get my act together. I'm having such a hard time deciding on what kind of shower faucet to choose. I want something with a rainshower and the Man wants a handheld.

This is what I've come up with.

This is what I really like:

Hansgrohe 27160 Raindance Double Handle Shower System with Handshower and Hose


This is what I can afford:
Uberhaus "Column" Shower Faucet
I don't mind the cheaper shower faucet too much - it's just that it's a Rona brand and I can't find any reviews about it. I'm all about reviews. If you've bought a Rona faucet, let me know what you think.

What I like:
Toto TL382SDL En Single Lever Bathroom Faucet

What I can afford:
Uberhaus Design "Mistral" Lavatory Faucet

I wanted a pot light in the shower with a separate fan in the ceiling and pendant lights over the sink. The separate fan/pot light got nixed and now I need to come up with another idea. I'm NOT picking a boob light. There is actually such a thing as a boob/fan light. If you don't know what a boob light is, this is a photo of one.



They're ugly.

So, I was thinking this instead:

Nutone Recessed Light with Fan

I think I'd need two of them. One just seems awkward and lonely.

I also need to find the cheapest pocket door frame, which I think I found at Home Hardware. That's why the doorway looks so large for the bathroom. It's waiting for me.

The Man is gone for a few day, which gives me a bit of time to do some research and decide on something. If you know me, you know that I love Google and researching the crap out of something. The following video was made for me - thanks Julian Smith.



3 comments:

Anders Griffioen said...

I bought an uberhaus shower column similar to the one you show above. When installed the temperature doesn't get hot enough even at the hottest setting so I had to manually shut off my cold water (about 90% closed)at the shut off valve behind the wall. Today I finally lost it with Rona... the on/off switch got stuck partially in the on position and it drips a little bit. I'm stuck with a leaking shower head... Needless to say I had to shut off the water, rip the column out and get a new part. Don't forget uberhaus only has 1 yr warranties which is a complete joke. I've never heard of anything less than 3 yrs so that says it all. Rona is worse than walmart

Anders Griffioen said...

I bought an uberhaus shower column similar to the one you show above. When installed the temperature doesn't get hot enough even at the hottest setting so I had to manually shut off my cold water (about 90% closed)at the shut off valve behind the wall. Today I finally lost it with Rona... the on/off switch got stuck partially in the on position and it drips a little bit. I'm stuck with a leaking shower head... Needless to say I had to shut off the water, rip the column out and get a new part. Don't forget uberhaus only has 1 yr warranties which is a complete joke. I've never heard of anything less than 3 yrs so that says it all. Rona is worse than walmart

Anonymous said...

We purchased an Uberhaus shower column faucet combination tower . . . just after the 1 year warranty expired, the water valve started failing. Rona was very helpful to replace it from their store demo, but only that time . . . it's been about the same one year duration now and guess what . . . the water valve is failing AGAIN . . . I have no desire to fork out another $400 for a new shower tower every year if their valves fail that quickly . . . love it but the cost is not worth it. Good Luck finding replacement parts :)

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