Thursday, May 23, 2013

Plantation Shutters

They're in!  I have to say coming home to find the work already done for us was pretty amazing :)

For the first time in a year I was able to shower with the lights on.  It's funny the things that you just get used to.  Covering your bed with plastic after you wake up in the morning so that you don't come back to sheets covered in dust at the end of a renovating day.  Putting shoes on as soon as you get out of bed  so that you don't get splinters from walking on sub floors to get your coffee.  Washing dishes in the bathroom sink while your kitchen is gutted.  Such is the reality of renovations...

We ordered our custom shutters from Rockwood Shutters through Home Depot.  They came out and did an initial measurement for a quote and then once we decided to pull the trigger they came back for a more precise measurement by the person who would be doing the installation.  Measuring for plantation shutters isn't easy and they're not an inexpensive option so this was something we wanted to leave to the pros.  They were great and I'd definitely recommend them.  Very knowledgeable about the product and super friendly.

6 weeks later and they're in!  I love, love love them.  I am addicted and now want them in every room.



Oh and I'm not sure if I ever showed you that heated towel bar next to the window.  There used to be a baseboard heater along the floor/wall just under the window and behind the toilet but 1) it would have taken away from the pretty tile and 2) little boys aren't good with their aim...heated urine is not a good smell.  During the reno we removed the baseboard heater and replaced it with the towel warmer (we were happy with how it turned out in the boys' bathroom reno) and radiant floor heating as our heat sources.  If you're going to do that google an online heat calculator.  Punch in your room dimensions and it'll spit out the required BTU's to properly heat your space.




Another thing I don't think I've shown you is the towel hooks we installed.  There really isn't a lot of wall space so I went with a hook that looks like an old fashioned train hook that holds multiple towels without taking up a lot of wall real estate.  The towels are West Elm and Serena & Lily.




 A year later and this renovation is officially 100% complete.  I'm not sure if we've ever actually completely finished a renovation so this is a first!  Oh wait we don't have door hardware.  I guess closing the door by sticking our fingers into the pocket wall of the pocket door is just another thing we've gotten used to :)

Happy Memorial Day!
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