So we have had the opportunity to update our main bathroom. This room has had several makeovers since we bought the house in 2005, but this one is by far the biggest, and the best.
We started with a basic bathroom when we first moved in, and over the years, we have changed the paint color, added wainscoting, painted the sink vanity, changed out the window valance, replaced the toilet, and updated the flooring.
It wasn’t a bad bathroom at all once we made most of the changes, but we had a few things that bothered us. Basically, the toilet was at the wrong angle and the sink bowl was literally 5 inches past the doorway so you always felt like you were standing in the hallway when you washed your hands.
The tub/shower combo was perfectly fine, except that since we were doing a remodel, we decided to remove that, and go with a walk-in shower with some extra water features. We donated both the panels and the tub portion to our local Habitat for Humanity store, as well as the sink and vanity.
Yikes. Here comes the fun part next. Double D ripped out the shower and tub. We found a false wall built behind that, so we tore that out and actually ended up having more room for the new shower pan. Win, win. We do wonder if the false wall needed to be built to accommodate the hole in the tub to line up with the drain.
Since we wanted to move the sink and faucet down the wall, we had to remove the sink, and rip off the drywall. We went a bit farther down, since we also wanted to add outlets for the sink area. That bathroom only had one outlet. Literally.
And for the final demo, we ripped up the flooring we had put in five years ago. We also removed the toilet, and we cut a rectangle around the toilet pipe, in the plywood flooring to see if we could actually rotate the toilet at all. Our plumber said we could, so we also took out the drywall so we could move the shut off line farther down the wall.
Whew, the demo was finally done, so we could get started on the actual plumbing. Stay tuned for further posts to see how the bathroom turns out!
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