So we tore the bathroom apart. Not really sure of how to put it back together!!! With help from my father and youtube (lots of great how-to videos) we were able to put it back together.
Before I show you the renovation process let me show you two examples of what the bathroom looked like (since I don't have a before picture).
|1. The toilet, sink and shower were in one non-partitioned room. Very convenient for those who wish to poop on the bowl and shower at the same time. Image from poop report.|
|2. The tile in our bathroom looked similar to this one but with some flowery tiles sporadically placed.|
Image from Ugly House Photos
Here are some images of the renovation process:
|The walls of blue flowery tiles were completely removed. On the other side of the cinder block wall is our garage.|
|This is the exterior wall. The black liner is the 1964 version of insulation. |
Amateur mistake #1: We weren't thinking about insulation at the time so we did not add to it. Big mistake! The heater works overtime in winter.
|Tony jack hammering the cement so as to change the clogged shower plumbing. |
Amateur mistake #2: We first tried breaking the cement with a small sledge hammer. Such amateurs!!
|In this image you can see the old floor tiles. They were actually very nice, but we raised the bathroom floor since it was 6 inches lower than the rest of the basement floor which made for as very odd step.|
|Rotting plumbing. This was completely changed.|
|Heavy, very heavy!|
Amateur mistake #3: We didn't get a dumpster so we ended up filling about 40 cardboard boxes of trash and it took two weeks to get all the boxes out of the garage.
|The floor was raised to a more even level with the rest of the basement using cement.|
|We used cement board on the shower walls because it's mold resistant. Highly recommended.|
|Tony hard at work as he muds and sands the walls. We used moisture resistant drywall. Highly recommended.|
In tomorrow's blog I'll cover the finishings chosen for the bathroom (tile, shower, sink, etc.). See you then!