We met last night with the bathroom contractor. Poor woman. She had such beautiful ideas for our master bath and I unmercifully slashed the budget. Soon it will be no more of an upgrade than designer Dixie cups and a new cover for the toilet.
The quote she gave us for countertops was just under $5000. FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS. Are you kidding me? Admittedly, that included custom work and inlays and the whole shebang but give me a break...not even an option.
She got a great deal, she informed me, on the high-end cabinets. "Absolutely stunner of a deal," she said. "I've never seen prices like this for this quality."
Fine and dandy but guess what? I don't need high-end cabinets, killer price or not. I just need a place to store my lipstick and Oil of Olay.
So I'm essentially making her redo the whole thing. She seems to think we can still add in a lot of the extras but I'm not sure. She keeps saying things like, "That's only another $250 dollars" or "We can easily get that done for under $300." All reasonable prices, but those numbers add up.
Tuck in. I have a feeling the Decorating Diaries saga will be with us for months to come.