Bathroom Remodel – April Showers

Although I failed to take a “before” picture, I am sure anyone interested enough to view this page can clearly picture it.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bathroom demolished with cat "inspecting"Tuesday was demolition day. A new double-paned skylight went in to keep things cozy when the cold winds blow, but we were down to the studs with a hole where the window used to be.

Today the plumbers were here. Mimi, the cat, inspects their work.




Thursday, March 27, 2008

New windowThe new window is in. It is smaller and higher so that you can’t fall into it or out of it while you are in the shower.

Friday, March 28, 2008

View of bathroom with blueboard installedThe blue board is in. (Actually it is purple.) You might think we would want to keep this color–but no.

You may wonder how we are managing while our only bathroom is in transition. We actually now have two (well, really three) options.

Old toilet out by the drivewayOption One – Lawn decor?



Porta potty in the drivewayOption Two – dubbed “the palace”



Option Three – a great viewView of the mountain top



Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A hole cut in the half wall for the built-in magazine rackOne of the carpenters installed the half wall that includes a built in magazine rack and toilet paper holder. No joke.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Shower prepped for tileThe tilers came and put up the chicken wire base for the tile. This shows the work of the day.





What a difference a day makes

Tile covers the back wall of the showerBy the time I got home on Friday, the place was starting to take shape. Mimi and I inspected it. Guess I need to get the cabinets painted this weekend before they tile the counter top next week.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bathroom with towel hanging on temporary shower curtain rod and with rug on the floorYesterday was D-day (Done! Well, not quite) The shower went in and was measured for doors, the toilet was hooked up—

The built in magazine rack next to the toilet with the cat inspecting the room.–and the built-in magazine rack was installed and inspected by you-know-who. You may see evidence that someone has taken a shower. The blue tape on the walls indicate the location of grab bars and the shower curtain will be replaced with a glass wall and door.

Today I fininshed painting the walls and the cabinet interior.

The palace, still here, has been abandoned. The lawn decor has vanished.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A view of the finished bathroom complete with a small vase of flowersI finally finished painting the cabinet doors and–even bigger deal–got the new hinges adjusted so the doors close almost properly, a task I have managed to put off for a while. Here it is all dressed up to have its picture taken. There may eventually be an update if I ever get around to weaving the new rug I am planning for it and buying Gordon the new black washcloth he wants.