First Phase of Bath Remodels Features Quartz Counters

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Real Estate Agent with Lyon Real Estate BRE #00697006

After buying the cabinets, ordering the quartz countertops was the next order of business. That was last June. But, because this bath remodel is happening at our second home in Hawaii, everything takes longer. There are the normal problems caused by rainstorms, hurricanes and volcano eruptions, that sort of stuff.

And, then there is also the problem that people nowadays are just not vested in their jobs. They are not "paid" to think, I guess, I hear that a lot. Some of these guys simply cannot fathom that if they do X then Y might happen. However, I take part of the blame when I am not constantly on site to supervise. After all, I am the last person to catch an error.

The part I enjoyed was the contractor claiming that the guys I hired from Lowes are basically incompetent. Then HIS guy hooked up the water hoses to the sink backwards. There are more mistakes, of course. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Bath Remodel Update: Quartz Countertops and Lotus Vessel Sinks.

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Francine Viola
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Doesn't sound fun at all!  I hope it gets done before the end of the year!

Oct 21, 2018 10:46 AM #1
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Ah, the joys of remodeling. I've run into some terrific contractors and trades people, and others who amaze me that they are still in business. Good luck!

Oct 21, 2018 11:01 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents I love the vessel sink ...nice choice!! I'd be up that guy's butt if he put me off because of his shipping costs...  

Oct 21, 2018 01:42 PM #3
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Being in the building business I can attest to the incompetence and the pure not giving a crap about the job they do. So frustrating.

Oct 21, 2018 05:05 PM #4
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Hi Elizabeth- that's what scares me about remodeling if we can't be around to watch everything...and realistically, who can?!  Love the waterfall faucet. 

Oct 21, 2018 07:31 PM #5
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Joan Cox
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Elizabeth, imagine a little hurricane or volcano eruption would disrupt your bathroom remodel.   LOL, but surprised you were not all over them!  Looks beautiful.

Oct 22, 2018 06:00 AM #6
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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Beautiful sink, Elizabeth.  Can't wait to see (one of these days) all the upgrades/remodeling you've done.

Oct 23, 2018 08:12 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I really like the look of that bowl and faucet, Elizabeth.  It absolutely looks like something that belongs in Hawaii.

Oct 29, 2018 12:01 PM #8
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That's what I thought, Myrl Jeffcoat and they were white so a plus. I got them on Overstock, which included the faucet and drain for about $160 each.

Oct 29, 2018 12:30 PM #9
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Elizabeth, on having this blog featured in the "FEATHER NESTERS" group!

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Why thank you for the feature, Myrl. Always appreciated. After the mirrors were hung, walls patched and painting finished, it turned out pretty good, I think.

Nov 15, 2018 04:18 PM #11
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