Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Completed Apartment

We made it, the basement apartment and hallway are completed.  This has been quite the learning experience and now that we know what not to do, (12x12 tiles are a terrible idea in 100 year old homes) we can move on with confidence to the second floor. 

The color scheme continues in these rooms:  Benjamin Moore: Coventry Gray and Valspar Lincoln Cottage Black.  

In the basement bathroom, the original bathroom sink was removed and kept for future use and a different sink that was in the garage conversion was used. We also restored a medicine cabinet that had been in the garage conversion.  The shower which is a non standard size was relined and a new industrial fixture installed. The original 1930's toilet was cleaned and brought back into service. As a cost savings measure we went with the 12x12 tiles instead of the Merola mosaic.  NEVER AGAIN!!! I can hear my grandad laughing at this mistake.  Does it look it it level...not exactly...but it does function and is far better than what was there before.

A shower designed for very short people
Our fabulous new industrial shower fixture from Home Depot

Now that basement is done, we now have a 3rd fully functioning bathroom, a 2nd shower and a great entertaining space that can even house our gigantic wine glass collection.