Remodeling Takes on a Life of it's Own....Not Yours !

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

    We designed, general contracted and built our house...and since that was a while ago...times change and people change...and as we have shown you earlier...we started with our foyer and dining room...on to the kitchen Our kitchenand great room...laundry room and down the hall with fresh paint and carpeting....then we to the guest bath.....

      Let the "fun" begin !  We had already changed all the hardware in the house from shiny brass to oil rubbed bronze....and so it continued with the door knob and hinges, toilet paper holder, faucet and vanity hardware.Kitchen hardware

      If you are considering a new look in any room and hardware is a part of your plan..the internet is your new best friend.  Find the style and finish you like for your handles and drawer pulls. Note the description...in this case...oil rubbed bronze, bird's nest was the style. You can drill down to many sites and you will be amazed at the difference in pricing....sometimes many dollars per piece and when you are taking on a "whole house project"...that's a bunch !

        Color had long been decided in my head..and we (fortunately) bought the paint long before the project was "launched". I say fortunately because apparently without notice...at least to me, Ralph Lauren and I "broke Up" ....he discontinued making paint in January....sniffle.  While I am not a Ralph Lauren SIlverwallpaper (yicks !) or stencil kind of gal...I am also not a fan of walls that are flat matte or just plain anything ....and Ralph's faux collection was the answer to my eyes. The Silver metallic also has a glaze that has a very subtle texture, random pattern to it.   Not to fear...other folks DO have this look if you find it Eye-pealing.

       We will address what has gone on the walls, the floor, the floor, toliet and shower in another post.....the volunteer work and real work have heavy deadlines....more to come !  

Color Wheel    Sooooo Step ONE...have a "color vision" and decide what you are going to change...walls and hardware make a HUGE difference !  Anyone who knows me well or at all...know that "some" is never enough...so stay tuned for the rest of the Remodeling Bath story.

       This post is being brought to you by Sally  K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with Keller Williams who always have a goal of putting your best home forward and are honored to be at your service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Lise Howe
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I will have to tell a client who is redoing a house that you chose the oil rubbed bronze too - 

Oct 09, 2017 06:26 AM #1
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Sally and David, 

I am in the middle of remodeling my guest bath and got the opinion of a plumber who sees many different houses in a week. Oil rubbed bronze (in our area) is the most popular style right now along with a satin finish. 

Oct 09, 2017 06:37 AM #2
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Roy Kelley
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Thanks for sharing some of your updates. We still have some work to do.

Oct 09, 2017 06:42 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Sally and David. I really liked your title and agree. Homes are projects always and forever.

Oct 09, 2017 07:27 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Sally and David - I really like the "birds nest" hardware you chose.   Looking forward to more examples of your attention to detail in other posts.  

PS -- I didn't realize RL had eliminated the use of his name on paint.   

Oct 09, 2017 08:22 AM #5
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Sally and David,  Perfect kitchen for cooking and baking.  I wish I had one that size.

 

Oct 09, 2017 08:23 AM #6
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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This is why when I remodeled my kitchen, I opted for a more "timeless" style so I wouldn't feel compelled to have to do it again in 20 years. It's very tricky to go timeless. Although I do want to remodel the kitchen in our vacation house. Just don't have the energy right now for it.

What you are doing absorbs an enormous amount of energy, Sally.

Oct 09, 2017 09:24 AM #7
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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There are a lot of little things that go into a proper remodel, which most people don't think about, but it sounds like you have everything covered.

Oct 09, 2017 10:32 AM #8
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Kathy Streib
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Sally and David- love the hardware you chose!  And I personally think that Ralph Lauren should have consulted with you first!

Oct 09, 2017 01:57 PM #9
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George Souto
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Sally and David owning a house is a life time commitment to up keep and change and you two are doing a great job!!!

Oct 09, 2017 03:15 PM #10
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Sally and David

When a person takes on a remolding project they have to take control of it at the planning stage or it will take control of the person.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 09, 2017 06:47 PM #11
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James Dray
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Good morning Sally.

Reading this I know, once you have made up your mind it will happen.  Looking forward to photos of your bath area before and after....

Oct 10, 2017 01:40 AM #12
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Gabe Sanders
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Wishing you a successful new project, Sally.  How long before you run out of rooms and start all over again?  

Oct 10, 2017 05:31 AM #13
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