So, since we’ve hit a lot of bumps in the road trying to get settled into our new home, there isn’t much that I can say is finished. There is one little corner of our house that is finished though and I’m really excited about it. The master shower was in pretty decent condition when we bought the house, but we added some changes to make it our own.
The first thing that we ordered for it was a shower water filter. When we first moved to ATL, the second major purchase we made was a water filter for our drinking water because the chemically smell of the water made me want to gag every time I poured a glass. Since we have been renting though, I didn’t think we would be able to get a shower filter (it wasn’t until we ordered it that I realized how easy it was to install/remove). And it works great! No more chemical smells while showering!
The next thing was a new shower head! The one that came with the house was ok, but I didn’t love the pressure level it was at and some of the little nozzels weren’t consistent, and some were spraying off at weird angles. So we figured if we were going to be living in the house for the next 15 or so years, why not get a showerhead that we both liked. We bought this one and its awesome! It has so many settings including a rain setting and most importantly its easy to switch in between the different settings which is good because Will and I have very different preferences so it gets switched back and forth between every shower. It also manages to have perfect pressure even though its somehow conserving water.
We were also finally able to install the fancy curved shower rod that we got as a wedding gift, but because we were renting, weren’t able to use until now. Will has been eagerly waiting to use this gift for over three years now, and I think he’s happy with it.
So like I said, it’s a very tiny corner of the house that’s finished, but its nice to have something that’s finished and not in limbo (I also love that everything matches in brushed nickel!). Over the weekend Will also replaced our master toilet so that its no longer leaking. And our new one is more efficient so it will use less water. He also installed our new garbage disposal because the one that came with the house broke after a week of being used.
This is where we are with our long to-do list for the house. If it’s in bold, that means we have finished it. I’ll keep you updated on what else is going on.
3. Buy and install refrigerator
4. Fix Master toilet leak
4. Fix Broken Garbage Disposal
5. Install Dishwasher
6. Fix broken washing machine
7. Paint kitchen cabinets
8. Paint living room
9. Paint Dining room
10. Paint master bedroom
11. Put shelves and rods in master closet
12. Put shelves up in pantry
13. Make spice rack in pantry
14. Survey land
15. Build fence
16. Put up curtains
17. Update shower head and put in filter
18. Hang shower curtain rod
19. Fix leak in water main
20. Paint hallway
21. Feel settled and celebrate.