I began a bathroom remodel October of 2009 where I gutted our upstairs guest bathroom. My Mom was in and out of the hospital so much I had to put it on hold and my back wasn’t exactly doing well so when my Mom died I closed the door on this room and haven’t touched it since. I received a tool this weekend that will help me finish removing the old subfloor (There are THOUSANDS OF STAPLES!!!) so I can begin laying down hardi-backer and then new a ceramic tile floor, something I have never done before, this should turn out interesting! Check out the pictures below, I’ll post pictures from this week if I have the energy to begin. The pictures are from Flickr and are re-sized so look a little jagged. Here is a link to our Flickr album so you can see the pictures better.
Here you can see I had to break apart the old tile wall that had swelled because the builder didn’t use green board or a water vapor barrier. My back loved this job sooo much.
The original fan was kaput so I cleaned out the box and installed a new fan, the new one didn’t want to fit so I convinced it.
I forget the color, to me it looks almost gun metal gray, the wife loves it, me, not so much but we’ll see how it looks when the job is completed. My wife has excellent color taste so I’m sure she’ll end up being right (she usually is anyway, damn her!!)
This is what happens when you remove a HUGE wall mirror, you have all sorts of spots to fix and they love to bubble no matter what you use to fix them! See that little corner next to the tub? That’s what started the project, it started to get the sub floor soft, so time to rip it all out!
What happens when you cut out the old ceramic tile and the schematic shows the pipe 4 inches into the wall when in reality it’s about half an inch!?!? You fill the wall with water and the walls below the pipe with water as well! Wife watches husband fly down the stairs like a gazelle without killing himself all the way down 3 flights of stairs to the basement. Spend the rest of the day repairing the pipe and drying everything up, oh that day was so much fun!
Here is the subfloor I need to finish tearing out and here is the light fixture the wife and I chose for the bathroom. I need to re-do where the wall meets the ceiling, I didn’t cut it in very well. We also bought a new sink cabinet, sink and I need to get all of that installed after I’m done with the floor.