I am probably just excited from drinking too much coffee, but it could be due to the fact that we are really close to having a working kitchen. We worked on mapping out the tile this week or I should say Steve did. He also finished filing the sharp edges on the formica. Me, I did my usual dish washing duty in the basement.
So, this weekend we will be tiling. We have three 6” x 6” Motawi tiles we are using as accent tiles and then the remaining backsplash tile will be Cobsa Wave subway tile in white. I think it will play nicely with the white farm sink and contract with the blue/green (Lichen) formica. We sources subway tiles from a number of tile stores over on Lincoln Avenue, including Peerless and Home Carpet One and of course, the old standby Home Depot. Home Depot had the cheapest price of course, and Peerless was the most dear, but Home Carpet One had the cobsa, which has a wavy quality that makes it look more handmade, which we like.
Next week, God willing, the plumber will come and we will have (gasp!) running water and our first dishwasher. While all this kitchen work has been going on, our water heater has decided to leave us. It’s slowly been dwindling in the past 6 months. We drained it, but that didn’t really help. We researched going tankless, but the cost is so much higher and we have an issue with multiple people taking showers at the same time with our tenants upstairs. This would require us to get a more expensive higher capacity tankless heater.
Just curious, has anyone out there gone tankless?
We are looking at a few brands A.O. Smith, Bradford White, and Rheem. We are looking at a 65 gallon, 100+ first hour rating. We are getting quotes right now. We got one quote today for $2000, which we thought was excessively high. If anyone else had one installed lately and cares to share, we'd love to hear from you.