We made our way to The Home Depot with the torn-apart bathroom faucet in tow. I grabbed a cart and with some assistance from an associate (who had never seen bathroom plumbing that old), we were able to get exactly what we needed. While Chad was working with the associate, I made my way over to the kitchen sink area and realized there were options out there that wouldn't break the bank (our kitchen sink was pretty grody). With a little convincing, we decided to go with a middle-of-the-road all-in-one kitchen sink option. Basically, the sink, faucet, and everything you need in one box. We do not plan on staying in our house forever, so we are attempting to be smart with our investments and even though I would love an amazing, deep, custom sink - I can wait until we are building our dream house.
We weren't done in HD with the sink. We then thought we should check out kitchen tile. Sales associate Anne was amazing. The best, ever. She helped us find tile, easy-mat, grout and sealant in one, and all the tools and supplies we would need to tile our backsplash. At that point, we didn't know exactly how much we would need, so we bought three different backsplash glass tile options to take home and think about while we measured and determined how much we would really need. We also looked at flooring options and she was seriously the best ever. Anne then pointed us in the sheetrock direction when we mentioned we were thinking about refinishing some of the walls in the basement. The associate there, was equally as awesome, though I do not remember his name.
By the time we left the Home Depot, we had a new HD card with several months no-interest, a new faucet for the bathroom, tiling supplies, sheetrock, mud, tape, and all that good stuff - pretty much we had everything, including the kitchen sink!
Chad and I made our way home, and immediately got to work with our various projects. We decided on the most neutral tile (though not our favorite, it was the least expensive and probably most appealing to buyers), I measured and determined how much we would need. About a week later, I went to a tiling class at HD and we spent many evenings and weekends getting our projects completed - with a little help from friends and family along the way. We are definitely learning as we do, but for the most part our projects have been completed without any major snafus.
|January - 2012|