Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tile, Tile, Tile!

This is a wall. A tub and white subway tile with grey grout. 

The flooring is not what I wanted. I wanted a basketweave but when the boxes arrived several were crushed. I had several issues ordering online from Home Depot and them arriving broken. I'm satisfied with the pattern, one must be adaptable in the face of adversity.

Decided to continue the neutral color scheme by painting the walls charcoal. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

More Progress

Yeah, that's walls, a window and Oh yeah! a floor sans holes.
We did the demo ourselves and hired someone to set the tub, do the window and dry wall installation, and tile floor and walls. Could we have done this ourselves, probably, but when dealing with an only bathroom quick completion takes precedent over any silly, DIY egotism.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hark what light through yon window breaks!

I've never dated anyone who was handy before-or if they did they hid it behind a Romulan worthy cloaking device. It has been a revelation. It turns out there are people in this world with actual hard skills (!) They know how to fix things, own tools, and know other people that know how to fix things that they themselves do not know how to fix.

Yes that is a new floor (completely free of holes), a new cast iron tub and
new window. Yes I see the irony in bashing out a prior cast iron tub with a sledgehammer and replacing it with a new cast iron tub. But this one is shiny. 
This tub also weighed 300 pounds and getting it into the house was a feat that I would not see attempted by my worst enemy.
Also, thanks to a clever suggestion, the door frame was moved about 6 inches closer to the wall which frees up enough space for a respectably sized 30" vanity. A 5x8 bathroom does't leave a lot of room for imagination but every single inch counts!

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.