Today was quite a scramble from start to finish: the internet was not working properly, my daughter had issues with her online schooling and I was a little bit more tense than usual. I had a lot of threads of work to finish and a big problem arose close to the end.
The shower that I had bought for Room 18 opened from the side rather than the end as I had thought – I have always worked with bespoke showers or baths doubling up as showers so this did not enter my mind. I don’t know why I hadn’t noticed before or didn’t check – it didn’t seem something that made sense to me. This is where another pair of eyes is so important on a project, no one is perfect and sometimes when you need to be quick you can miss details. This is where the shower will go and I had planned to put it in the middle, now that the door opens from the side we will have to push it against the right hand wall. The door will not open 100% but still give a space of about 800mm to get in, enough but not ideal.
Honestly this is the sort of issue where how it is resolved depends hugely on what your client is like. Fortunately mine is quite easy-going and something imperfect won’t necessarily be taken as a negative. At this point, I am hoping that the bathroom and house overall will be so beautiful that this little mishap will hardly be noticed.
I was able to finish the tile order as well and got news that the first shipment of bathroom items will arrive soon. The last three days I had also worked on choosing fabrics for the curtains and presenting my ideas to the client. We are nearly there and I am quite excited how it is coming together. I got a sketch artist to draw me a Roman blind and a curtain, and I filled in the wall colour and pattern for each room – that way the client can imagine what it will look like.
I am actually quite proud of this idea 🙂. I think it helps a lot – very efficient – when you can do online presentations.