#129: When It Feels Like Everything’s Going Wrong

House projects don’t always go smoothly. We’ve all been there (heck, we’re there right now with the duplex renovation) so we’re sharing some new strategies that we’ve been relying on to keep our spirits up whenever a renovation feels overwhelming, gets delayed, or hits some other unexpected snag. We’re also discussing some upcoming bathroom trends (one of them shook Sherry to her very core). Plus we’re officially starting our no TV challenge.

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What’s New

  • Below is the photo of the “scrape” the second delivery guy discovered on the other fridge during our most recent trip (don’t mind the tiny water droplets on the door, Sherry was in the midst of desperately trying to wipe the entire issue away). See how convincing/terrifying it was? Especially because it was lined up with the handle screw, totally validating the delivery guy’s theory that a drill had scraped the finish off.
Stainless Steel Fridge With Glue Marks
Silestone Pearl Jasmine Quartz counters with wood cabinets and brick chimney

2019 Bathroom Trend Quiz

  • Above are their examples of “buttery brass” finishes and the “off-kilter tub” that wasn’t as bad as it sounded to Sherry.
  • Below is the “tile statement wall” that I mentioned we did a couple of years ago in our beach house’s hall bathroom:
Blue Accent Tile In Shower Of Hall Bathroom With Wood Door
Aqua Glass Accent Shower Tile In Large Master Bathroom
  • And in the master shower at the beach house, we’ve got an example of an “invisible” shower wall, since the glass pane we used doesn’t have any metal framing (and the consistent floor helps the shower blend in with the rest of the room).
Frameless Glass Shower Panel In Subway Tile Bathroom

Listener Question

We’re Digging

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