Monday, September 24, 2012


Our bathroom is to be demolished starting the middle of this week! We have spent years trying to figure out how to improve this tiny, unpleasant room and we were just going to redecorate. But in the end, Petros came and told us in a few minutes exactly what needed doing, we agreed, and the job turned into a complete re-make, starting with knocking out the very low ceiling to expose the empty space above it. With the possible exception of the toilet, nothing currently in the room will survive, not even the existing door.

We spent a couple of hours in the bath and kitchen shop every morning from Monday through Wednesday, and Thursday we spent three more hours (well into siesta time), making final choices of tiles, sink, cabinetry, shower stall, faucets, fixtures and lighting. Georgia, with firm hand and loud voice, refused to let us make wrong choices and guided us into beautiful and stylish picks. Thank you, Georgia!

The actual work is going to be a week-long (if not longer) ordeal, but at the end of it all, we should have a sleek, modern little gem of a room where the embarrassing one is now. It will still be tiny, but with more clever and efficient use of the available space.

Expertise is a beautiful thing! Whether you’re on a guided tour led by an expert thrilled with his subject or you’re hearing a violin in the hands of a master or are being taught by a teacher fluent in his field and in love with it or you are getting your bathroom overhauled, expertise is always awesome. We are clearly in the hands of experts.


Sarah in Indiana said...

I hope you'll share pictures!

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Sarah, I'm technologically challenged. Although I do have two digital cameras, I've no idea how to use them, much less how to upload photos! I know it's easy, but I've just never had anyone show me...