it’s finished!

And so a two-year saga comes to an end.  Water damage from (a) outside storm pipes not draining properly and (b) the upstairs neighbor’s leaking pipe led to the destruction of walls, the floor and two cabinets in our little Austin condo.

This occurred before Austin’s famous Big Freeze of 2021, after which it took many months to find a contractor who had the time and inclination to take on the small job.

Will tore up all the flooring and replaced the drywall.  He and I picked out tile last October and a new floor was installed throughout the entire 640 square feet of living space.

Finding a contractor and having that contractor return my calls was a challenge.  After three months I finally texted the head of the company and asked him to assign another project manager, one who didn’t lie, didn’t blame others, and actually responded to texts and emails.  He did so–promptly.

Which I appreciated.



And check this out!  I had pull-out shelves installed so we wouldn’t have to get on our hands and knees to see what was in the back of the cabinets.

I am seriously in love.


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5 Responses to it’s finished!

  1. Marjorie Fridrich says:

    In love? Me too!!! I priced pull outs for some of my existing cupboards. So far have held out. Your kitchen is great! So much more storage and looks great! Sent from my iPhone


  2. Marjorie Fridrich says:

    Don’t you love the mirror backspace. More wiping but expands the space. I put good sized clear plastic thin “mat” against it behind the faucet and it catches slot of the slashes and spatters. I also roll up a hand towel nearest color of backsplash or counters and place between faucet and backsplash. Keeps the seal dry and the space around the faucet clean. Just a thought that that makes less work for me.🤔❤️

    Sent from my iPhone


    • It looks like a mirror, but it’s actually not. There is a window on the other side of the wide counter and it’s an open space. But the picture makes it look like a mirror image! We are supposed to be having a tile backsplash installed on that side wall.

      • Marge Fridrich says:

        What a mirage!
        Love my mirror
        Yours more practical and will be lovely.

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