Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hall Bath Renovation: Day ? +1&2

Contractors have been here Monday and Tuesday and made some great progress.  So exciting to see it looking like a bathroom.

 New toilet in new location.  Quinn loves the lid as it slowly lowers to not pinch fingers.  Maybe it will get him interested in using a toilet.  A gal can dream.

 Exhaust fan installed

 Installed shower head and faucet

 Installed cabinetry

 Vanity Base

Close up of backsplash tile

Mirror for vanity

 Mirror lights up with a wave of your hand 

Trim around the door.  Needs some paint.

Getting closer to completion.

Hall Bath Renovation: Day ?

Originally I had done well keeping track of the hall bath renovation's daily progress.  Then things started to change.

It started with being unhappy with the tile installation on the floor and requiring part of it to be pulled up and redone.

We met with the cabinet maker.  We didn't like any of his countertop options so we had to search elsewhere for a countertop.  We lost a little time with this delay.

Then the biggest surprise came along:  Vann Tyree was born May 20, 2015.  We rushed to the hospital to meet him and brought him home two days later.

On May 22, our date to bring Vann home, the contractors were sanding the drywall.  Thankful for us, my Aunt Marilyn was home with Quinn.  She took Quinn to daycare and she cleaned up the drywall dust in the house. Thanks Marilyn!

Since Vann has joined us, we've had some progress but not as much as we had hoped.  We hoped it would be done by now.  Life doesn't go as planned, does it?

 Herringbone tile for the sink backsplash, without grout.

 Greg stripped the door.  Still needs stained.  We are using the same solid door.  Woodtrim re-installed around door.  Needs sanded and painted.

 Greg and I painted the walls light grey.
 We didn't like how the shower tiles met the ceiling so Greg installed tiles on the shower ceiling to finish it off.

This week they are grouting the herringbone backsplash, installing the cabinets and hopefully connecting the plumbing.  

Can you find the tile that is turned the wrong direction?  Character :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hall Bath Renovation: Day 7

We liked the hexagon tile originally in the bathroom so we kept that look on the floor.

Hall Bath Renovation: Day 6

The shower is surrounded with subway tile!

Patching the hole in the kitchen ceiling.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hall Bath Renovation: Day 5

LOTS of drywall installed today.

 Enclosed the plumbing that runs through the dining room.

We can no longer look up at the kitchen ceiling and see the bathroom above!

 Looking into the bathroom from the hallway.

 Drywall where the vanity, medicine cabinet and toilet use to be.

 Drywall where the new vanity will be.

 Drywall on the ceiling...do I call that dryceiling?  Just kidding.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hall Bath Renovation: Day 4

Plumbing work continued...

 Plumbing that will lead to the new vanity.

Plumbing for the bathtub.

Medicine cabinet is removed.

Electrical for new ceiling light.  It works!

 Electrical started for light switches and outlets.

 Beginning the exhaust fan installation.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hall Bath Renovation: Day 3

Plumbing related work began today.

 The toilet was removed.

New toilet location next to old location.  You can see the kitchen below.

This is what the same hole looks like from the kitchen looking up at the ceiling.
Preparing the tub surround to install subway tile.  This is the end where the tub faucet and shower head will be located.

The tub's existing overflow drain.  It's silly but I'll be sad to see it go.  I may need to keep it and and convert it to a new use...maybe a Christmas ornament.  Quinn thinks it looks like a clock so during bath time we would jokingly argue whether it's a clock or drain.  Silly but I loved it.

 The plumbing from the bathroom goes down through our dining room.  When the plumbing work is done, the pipes be enclosed behind drywall.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hall Bath Renovation: Day 2

More Demolition.  The bathroom already feels bigger.  Likely because there isn't much left of it!

We are keeping the bathtub.  It's steel and heavy!  Either the bathtub started as this light grey/purple color, or it was Purple and faded to this color, or was Grey and turned this color.  We are going to have the tub resurfaced.  You can see they removed the laminate behind the tub.

Another view of the wall behind the tub

The faucet view of the tub

 They tore up the hexagon tile (which I loved but wasn't in good shape).  Greg said it took a lot of manpower for them to remove it as it was embedded in a layer of concrete.  No concrete board back then.  

 Laminate removed from the back wall.  Still needs removed from ceiling.

Doorway to the bathroom, view from inside the bathroom.  The wood floor shows how far we extended the bathroom into the hallway.

Hall Bath Renovation: Day 1

Contractors started demolition.  They removed the door (which will be reusing in the bathroom).  They tore out the old wall around the doorway.  Then they built a new wall a few feet into the hallway to make the bathroom longer.  They capped it off with some drywall and plastic to attempt to keep the dust in and Quinn out.

The door is gone.  Starting to remove the drywall.

Wall is extended into the hallway and drywall is up

The contractors also worked on removing the closet from our bedroom.

The closet is ripped out and you can see from our bedroom into the bathroom.  During the demolition they found the old laundry chute.  Leo and Betty, the former owners of the house, had told us there was a laundry chute up there.

 No more closet!
While the contractors were busy inside, Greg started to strip the paint off of the back of the bathroom door.  So far he has stripped off three layers - cream, pink and green.  Is there any wood behind the paint?  We may never know!

P.S.  Quinn survived his first of many showers in the coming days.