Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Whose idea was it again to remodel the bathroom...?

That monstrous festering hole that looks like the bowels of Hades is the bathroom floor. After 15 years of the toilet leaking through layers of vinyl sheet tile, plywood, and the subfloor it had rotted away to the point where you could crumble the subfloor in your hands.

How this wasn't caught sooner is a great mystery to me...I think the water on the bathroom floor was blamed on "condensation".

The fact that the floor didn't collapse and plunge someone into the crawl space-another circle of Hell-is a mercy.

Some things are best left undiscovered.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bathroom Remodel Continued

I have long envisioned a classic black and white bathroom. With cool, clean rows of white subway tile, a black and white floor, and thin black pencil trim.

I've still got a long way to go...
Demo process is kinda fun, kinda cathartic, but also kinda unpleasant if there is a 300 pound cast iron tub that needs removing. 

Sweat equity. Everything must go. Window, walls, floor,ceiling nothing is salvageable.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bathroom Remodel Begins

                                This is the bathroom. It is 5x8 and one of the ugliest I have ever seen. Oh and the only bathroom in the house.

                            Everything is tiny, tacky and cheap. Hasn't been touched since the mid 70's. The layout will be basically the same but it will be a total gut job.