A NEW BATHROOM
Two years ago we did a kitchen remodel in our town house. We are now getting close to a master bath renovation. Mrs. C has been putting money aside from her dance studio job every pay day and she now has enough saved to start the project.
Actually we started months ago when we redid the shower. This cost way more than we anticipated, but it did come out nice so were going to just move on and not mention again that it cost more than it should have because Mrs. C had to have a prefab material that was easy to clean even though it looks cheaper than way less expensive tile. But I am over that and will not mention it.
Now we have to select floor tile, cabinets, a sink, a counter top and paint. It is Mrs. C’s money, so I am good with her choices…she insists I have input. Last week we (she) picked out a tile pattern for the floor. After 40 minutes of “how does this look,” “is this too dark,” “does this clash with the shower,” and endless other questions, I quickly reached my interior decorator limit.
“I like it, that’s good.”
“Don’t you think it is too dark?”
“You’re not even looking!”
“No, it looks great.”
“It does not, it is hideous, I was testing you and you failed. Pay attention!”
“I’m done, I’m decorated out, it’s your dime, whatever! You pick it out.”
“Ok, I like the purple tile.”
“What! I can’t use a purple bathroom!”
“You just told me I could pick out anything, you were done.”
“Yeah, but purple?”
“And that is why I brought you, so pay attention.”
This is just the floor. Then we have samples of the cabinet and samples of the counter top, and samples of the floor tile we (she) picked, and samples of the paint she wants all which make up eighteen- thousand four-hundred and twelve possible combinations for us (her) to choose.
Then there is the sink; oval or round, 16” or 17”, white, ivory, off white, off ivory, or mint. The toilet is next, color to match the sink. Do we get power flush or regular, high seat or low? What about toilet paper holder? How about towel racks? Do you want a ceiling fan? How big? What color?
IT IS A BATHROOM! Who really cares? Are we going to invite guests to our master bathroom?
“You must see our new bathroom! Come, look, sit, flush. What do you think?”
These friends I do not want.
Please, I love the tile, I love the cabinets, I love the colors. WHATEVER!
We did pay too much for the damn shower.