Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bathroom Reno | Two Months In

I know you all must be waiting on the edges of your seats to hear about the bathroom reno;)

Well, wait no longer. "We" (mostly Andrew!) have been making lots of progress in the past 8 weekends and I'm happy to share that we almost ready for paint and tile. Wahoo!!!

It's hard to believe that 8 weeks ago we were gutting this space and ridding our lives of fake red laminate cabinets, speckled floor, and an old grimy shower/tub combo.  Cue the "gross".

In the last 8 Saturdays and a smattering of weeknights since the big demo, we have focused on the stuff that you will never see. Electrical, ceiling beams, sub floors, plumbing, waste pipes, insulation and window framing. The "behind the scenes" are the most important but always the least interesting and creative (in my opinion).

Frankly, I am patiently waiting for that dreamy claw foot tub to be installed...

Installing all new plumbing and a new transom window 
Pocket door framing and new doorway framing | New electrical: dimmers, can lights, outlets
New plumbing: Waste pipe from roof to basement, shower, tub, toilet & sink 
Andrew single handedly sheet rocked the bathroom a few days ago and I am forever grateful. If I never sheet rocked again, I'd be fine with it! I feel like I'm at the point where I can check that off my life list. 

Mold resistant sheet rock installed for the walls and ceilings
12 sheets of sheet rock
Cement board installed for the shower tile
First coat of mud & tape
Our earlier prediction of a September or October finish date is looking improbable. If it weren't so hot, I'd say I'll be soaking in that claw foot tub by August!


  1. so much progress!! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next!

    1. Thanks so much Caroline! We are having fun playing around with tiles and paint colors…my favorite part!


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