Behind the scenes

I finalized our plumbing fixtures today, and am quite excited. Through work at Lincoln Construction, we’ve been quite pleased with the Contrac Crista toilet, we’ve used this toilet in all our bath Reno’s and new builds the last several years with no issues. Fantastic comfort height elongated seat.. simple, as elegant as a toilet can be, but most importantly comfortable and flushes really well, especially for a 4.8 L toilet.

And I’m in love with our square lav sinks and faucets. They’re not half as high as vessel sinks, but a little bit higher profile than typical drop in sinks.. which will hopefully help with splashy messes. Faucets are the Delta Tesla line. Bill couldn’t resist the name!

But wait! Here is la Piece de Resistance!! Our Franke Manorhouse fireclay double farmhouse sink. I visited it again today in the store.. and it reinforced the decision, paired with the Delta Esque gooseneck faucet with touch technology. It’s just so very lovely…

My mom likes to tell me “You need all the toys”… I guess she’s right! I’m a bit of a germaphobe and always have messy dirty hands when I’m cooking/baking/creating so I am pretty stoked about these fixtures.

I’ll save the shower for when it’s installed and all the pieces are together.. but that’s another exciting piece of the puzzle that will make our new bathroom perfect. I showed the pieces to my BIL tonite.. and he exclaimed “you’re never going to want to leave your bathroom!” Haha.. he might be right!

When I came home I was pleased to see Cotton came a day earlier than expected, and the forms are up.

And this is inside our basement wall where the new opening is to the addition.

Just a couple last pics.. in case you’re feeling in the least sorry for us during our time out of our house while under construction.. here’s the view from our current “home away from home”

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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    1. i’m on the fence on this myself! We did the one lever in the powder room, but have a larger counter and sink in the main bath.. so went with the 3 lever. we mostly just use cold there.. (due to the “hot water not on demand” system) but i do like the one lever better too.. i may change that. good thinking!

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