Monday, February 7, 2011

I Love Indoor Plumbing

Yay! Tonight I finally fixed my broken water pipe so I have indoor plumbing in the mobile home again. At lunch I ran over to the hardware store and bought another $4 connector (they were out of the cheap ones, of course). I also went by the camping store and bought a plug to replaced the cracked one. Now I have running water in both the mobile home and the RV and I was able to take a shower. It is so nice to have the convenience of working plumbing again. Being without it for 5 days certainly makes me appreciate it. The only leak left to fix is in the holding tank. I bought some 1-1/4" pipe so all I have to do now is make the time to fix it.

I went by my rental for a few minutes to look at some flooring samples that I got at Home Depot yesterday. They had some returned special ordered commercial grade vinyl tile and it was on clearance so I thought that maybe it would work in the kitchen but it just looks awful.

Too yellow. The floor shouldn't compete with the countertop. I may be cheap but I draw the line at cheap and ugly. I thought maybe I could use it in my mobile home but yellow floor and dogs do not go well. How would I ever spot those doggy "accidents" with a yellow floor?

I haven't committed to any flooring yet and I have decided to take my time because everyone that I talk to has an opinion and I want to make a decision that I am happy with, not just do what other people want. So far I like the vinyl plank flooring from TrafficMaster that reader Kim told me about but it is a little bit more expensive than what I was planning on for the kitchen so I am looking at all options. I think I will buy enough for the master bath and see how it looks. Then if I like it I will put it in the kitchen too.

And I estimated the cost for what I want so far and I am already at $4,000 with only 30 hours for the handyman. That means I will have to do most of the flooring myself. Hmm... I am not going to stress out over this though. If it stays vacant for another month then so be it. My sanity is more important.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why not just run the laminate into the kitchen too. That's what we did and we are pretty happy with it. Assuming you are getting a pretty good deal on it. Buy a little extra and you have replace ment planks for later if needed.

Petunia said...

Have you looked at any remnant places? I have gotten some very good deals over the years at remnant stores.

Pex said...

The flooring looks pretty good.

Daizy said...

Anonymous, I like the different flooring for the kitchen and living room. Without that it is just one giant room with a kitchen island.

Daizy said...

Petunia, I haven't had a chance to really look anywhere except Home Depot. That's one reason I want to take my time and look around. I can't make all these decisions without seeing all the options.

Daizy said...

Pex, the tile is commercial vinyl tile like in Walmart(except yellow). It kind of glows in the sunlight. I wasn't impressed.