Updated: Feb 14, 2021
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Jewel Ln N - Part 2: During
Like I touched on in Part 1, the laundry room/mudroom remodel was for a close friend and former gymnastics coworker. I had been on numerous projects with them before.
Once the delay of the tile floor back order was over we were ready to demo. Everyone was eager to get the project rolling.
Now, the idea of living without a washer and dryer was not fun, but Stoltz did a great job limiting that stress as fast as possible. I was very impressed and so was the homeowners.
So, if you have read our project blogs before you know that I don't sugar coat or glamorize remodeling. It (almost never) goes exactly to plan and weird little hiccups happen.
On this job it was discovering the electricians had left without installing the outlets marked on the wall and in their bid. Minor, but annoying.
We also had purchased a foyer light for the electricians to install as well and it didn't come with a long enough chain of the two two ceiling. I guess needing them to come back was actually a good thing because we swapped out the light and she loves it better than the original one she had.
Also, another unforeseen was after moving washer and dryer units back in their lowered state, it became very clear that the water and power for the units was visible and UGLY (see picture below). Holly and I immediately started to look for solutions and begged Aric (Pro Design Custom Cabinetry) to help us do a faux shiplap wall to match the built in locker areas. He (as always) was happy to help.
One thing that kept the mood light and always a surprise was homeowner Dan sending funny texts to the group chat. Now, I know Dan well and his humor I'm very familiar with. It was hilarious to see everyone else's reactions that didn't know him!
Here are a few gems from this project...
Followed promptly by...
(and we are already moving on to kicthen...)
Or how about this after sending ANOTHER ridiculous toilet option?
Or after Holly sending a message not intended for the group...
And this is just a few!!!
Point I want to make is when you have humor and trust in everyone the little annoyances are overshadowed by the good people you work with and for!!! Even a small laundry room remodel doesn't happen in a day and costs more than you think.
TUNE IN NEXT WEEK FOR PART 3: After and Client Interview
Thank you for joining in and reading! I hope you got an insight into what we do, who we work with, the reality behind making old spaces new, and how awesome are clients are!