All posts tagged: bathroom

I have a new bathroom, y’all!

Soooooooo, you may recall we’ve been working on a full bathroom remodel (like, the down to the studs, I could see the dirt under the house, city permit kind) and it’s ALMOST DONE. We’re being kinda lazy/slow about it right now, since we’re able to use it and it’s lovely and glorious in there, but will wrap it up fully soon. So, here’s the list from a while back with lots of new lines crossing things off. Master Bathroom To Do List: Obtain permit from city. Demolish everything! Install all new plumbing/fixtures.  Update electrical & add outlets/lights. Install sheetrock & paint. Build new shower. Tile shower, walls and floor. Replace door, including new hinges and knob. (Need to install knob!) Install new window.  Install vanity with sink & cabinet.  Hang mirror. Install toilet paper holder.  Hang hooks. Pass all city inspections. (One more to go!) Add finishing touches! As you can see, we’ve mostly cleared the original list. So, what’s left? Touch up the wall paint. Install baseboards and paint. Paint door and window trim. Install …

Life Update, late March

I ate another sandwich today: Chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken, mayo, mustard, relish, celery, grapes, salt and pepper, with lettuce and tomato on a ciabatta roll. And my bathroom passed the first plumbing inspection! Phew. The window install meant for today had to be postponed due to thunderstorms, but they’ll be going in Monday, so no big deal. Tomorrow the electrician is coming to update the wiring in the master bedroom and bathroom (and add a light over my table in our new dining room). There will be lights in better spots and more outlets! (Also, zero scary wires from 1960, so that’s a great thing too.) Once the wiring is done, it’ll be time for two more inspections: electrical and framing, for the room/walls/foundation in general, before the sheetrock can go up. My painter stopped by today to check things out and work up a quote for installing/repairing/updating/painting the walls in the bedroom, bathroom, and hallway, and I’m working on scheduling the tiling for the shower walls and bathroom floor. The new bed is being …

Master Bathroom: Progress!

Last Friday: Cast iron shower base arrived! Also, floor tile. Wall tile on the way. Plumbers on Monday! BATHROOM IS HAPPENING. pic.twitter.com/2fPcSC9xgU — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) March 25, 2016 Today: This week’s schedule: plumbing, plumbing, windows, electrical. (I hope Friday is a day of rest, because I don’t want to hate my bathroom.) — Sarah Blackstock (@sarahblackstock) March 28, 2016 Some plumbing progress: By the end of today, the plumbing rough-in was done and the cast iron shower pan was installed. They’ll be back to do the water test tomorrow and the City Inspector is expected sometime too. (First inspection! Eek!) Next: windows (Wednesday) & electric (Thursday)! Scheduling walls & tiling soon. OMG, Y’ALL. THIS IS GOING TO BE A BATHROOM.

Master Bathroom: Deadline April 19

You may have noticed I’m in the middle of a bathroom remodel. Well, “middle” in the sense that it’s ongoing, but not quite “middle” as in we’re halfway done… unless it being fully demolished counts as halfway, since now we just have to put it all back together. 😉 I mentioned my remodeling anxiety earlier in the month and sadly, it’s still here. It bugged me so much last night that I accidentally passed it over to the husband too. He was out of bed measuring to verify we hadn’t forgotten to leave enough space for the toilet paper holder at midnight. Oops. (Although, I’m fully willing to admit it was nice to have someone else worrying with me, instead of just me agonizing over all of the details while overseeing the appointment scheduling and estimate getting.) Speaking of plans and details, in a possibly surprising turn of events, we’ve decided to go with 2″ matte black hex tile for the floor. (Sort of like this, but not penny rounds.) So, it’s happening! The demo is done …

Master Bathroom: Picking Everything Out

The house is looking a bit like a bathroom showroom right now with everything arriving but not having a bathroom to go into yet. We’ve settled on the white faceted subway tile for the shower walls and halfway up the walls all around the room, and maybe 2″ marble hex tile for the floor (pictured here). We’re going with Moen fixtures in wrought iron (very dark grey/almost black), so it’ll be a nice contrast from the bright white all over. It’ll definitely be an improvement from where it started, but whew I underestimated how much it would stress me out. I’m excited to see it when it’s done though and I’m hoping that’ll be soon!

Master Bathroom: Before

Since we’ve officially started ripping apart the master bathroom and gotten the permit from the city to keep things legal, it’s time to share some before photos so you’ll be sufficiently awed once it’s done. So, here it is: It’s about 5’3″ by x about 8′ and used to have doors to both the master bathroom and our office, which almost collided when both were open. (Basically: yikes!) We’ve already closed off the door into the office, which was an instant improvement, and we’re adding in the square footage of a hallway closet to make it bigger. It’ll be closer to 5’3″ x 11′ when we’re done. All of the extra space will go to the shower, which leaves the whole current bathroom for the vanity and the toilet, making everything much less squished. We haven’t used this bathroom at all since we moved in because the hallway bathroom is larger and in better shape (although it’s also still mostly original too). The shower in this one is very tiny. (See that little white stall to …