When we moved into our house 2 years ago, the bathroom on the first floor was a mess. The previous owners were going to rip it all out and outfit the bathroom for their handicapped daughter, but in the midst, decided to separate and sold the house. So the bathroom had a pink tub and silk, outdated vanity, ugly pink tile that was half ripped out, and the sheetrock had been completely removed.
Over the course of two years, my husband has gutted the entire bathroom. Ripped up the floor, and redid all the insulation, floor joists, new tub, new trim, installed a new window, new trim around the window, bought a new toilet, hung up all new sheetrock (the special stuff for bathrooms), painted the walls, hung up crown molding, bought brushed bronze fixtures for the shower, tiled the floor with slate, and is now in the process of tiling the shower with slate.
The bathroom will be fabulous when it's finally finished but it feels like it is taking forever. Joe only usually works on it on the weekends. Now I see why paying someone large amounts for labor, is sometimes worth it because it gets done in half the time. But really, it's good that we are saving all that money, and Joe is really quite handy.
It's a good thing I'm around though. For some reason, and I don't know exactly where I get this knowledge from, I always know what I DON'T want.
Joe will say " Honey, what do you think if I took 2 inches high sections of slate and used this as the molding along the floor?"
I immediately know that NO, that is not what I want. I think regular molding will look better. How I know this, I don't know. Maybe I'm just picky. Or maybe it's all those home renovation shows I watch. It was the same way, when he asked me if he should put little corners shelves using slate tiles into the shower. Ummm. Nope. Not having it.
One this is for sure. I'll be glad when this bathroom is done, for easier access to a bathroom, but really I will be relieved to have
this cleaned up. This is the family room. The bathroom is to the right of that window.
It's looked like this for 2 months now.
Good thing we don't have a lot of friends coming over. I'd be so embarrassed.
Home renovating is fun eh?
Are you working on any projects in your house?