Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Great Remodel: Hall Bathroom

As I mentioned in the previous post, the hall bathroom was DISGUSTING.  It had horrible, peachy-pink walls with butterfly and dragonfly decals all over.  The paint was chipping, revealing the ugly wallpaper underneath.  It was very dark in there, as the owner had installed a wooden cabinet over the toilet, covering the only window in the bathroom.  The vinyl floor tiles were peeling up.  The tub and shower walls were stained from the iron deposits in the water, prior to the filtration system being installed (imagine 20+ years of orange stains building up).  I was scared of this bathroom, to say the least.

However, much progress has been made!  The bathroom is almost unrecognizable now.  We found water damage in the walls and subfloor, so all of that was removed.  Basically, the entire room was gutted down to the studs, and even some of those had to be replaced.  New subfloor was laid, a new tub/shower combo is in, new sheetrock has been hung and taped and mudded, and a new vanity/sink is going in next week.   The bathroom is painted, and tile will be installed next.  Then, we will have some trim work to do.  Here's the progression:

 The bathroom as it was, minus the toilet.
 Josh removed the cabinet, and we finally had LIGHT!
 Josh and his uncle had to tear up the subfloor chunk by disgusting, rotten, soggy chunk.
 And we put in some new insulation while we were at it.
 We took out the old tub, and found all the damage in the sheetrock in the corners.

 Self-portrait in the mirror! (First of many you're bound to see.)
 Nick came out and helped Josh, and they used the old bathtub as a sawhorse of sorts.
 Looking into the bathroom from the door, void of any flooring or sheetrock.  Even THIS is an improvement from the original bathroom!

 Josh and Nick were in the dining room, working on adding some more floor joyces for stability.  (Yes, we had to gut that dining room too.  But that's a whole 'nother post.)

 Even though the remodeling wasn't fun at times, Josh kept an upbeat attitude!
 Josh and Nick admiring their work.
 Josh's uncle was a HUGE help throughout the process.  Here they are installing sheetrock.
 The new tub is in!

 And the shower walls!
Here I am, installing adhesive on the walls.

I still have more photos to post, but they're on a different computer.  That's all for now, folks!