Thirteen is a lucky number, I guess. Today the crew installed the vanity and toilet, and the water is running. The baseboards and trim, the door, and the towel rails and shower curtain rail aren’t in yet, those are to come in the next day or two.
We had hoped that today would be the final day, but there will be a few more days to go.
Yesterday the linoleum was cut and put in, and it gave us a bit of a scare. When we unrolled it, it was all yellow on the inside! It didn’t look good. But a quick search on the internet for “yellow linoleum” and I found out that linoleum will turn yellow if it isn’t exposed to light, because the linseed oil will oxidize. It’s called “blooming“, and it will go away with exposure to light. So we put it out in the sun for a while, and in half an hour it had cleared right up. Remarkable.
I don’t have much to report today. They came, they grouted, they mudded, they left. Oh, and they picked up our vanity and sink and medicine cabinet from Lowe’s and dropped them off in our hallway. Not quite into the bathroom yet, but soon. They’re estimating that they’ll be finishing on Tuesday. 🙂
Great progress today, the walls are up, with blue board and cement board around the tub. The glass block window is looking great, and the tub, although a tight squeeze, fits in the space! What remains to be done are the floor, tiles, install the toilet and vanity, and medicine cabinet. I can’t wait!
I spent the day at the studio while the crew motored ahead with the bathroom. Yesterday was a sunny day, so the roof work was completed, with a new stack pipe and ceiling vent installed. They made a lot of progress today, with the glass block window and the tub getting installed, as well as a few more drywall sheets.
Things are looking good, they’re aiming to be done by the end of the week! w00t!
Today we started out bathroom renovations. This is what our previous bathroom looked like (I can say that now, even though it’s not finished yet). It was a terrible layout, cramped, and very green.
The crew came in today and tore out the bathroom down to the studs, so here’s a picture of what it looks like at the window, with everything gone. You can see where the pipes are, and the wiring. It’s going to be fun to watch over the next few days, I’ll try to keep pictures up to date.
We’re changing the bathtub orientation so that it runs along the wall with the window, and the window itself will be filled in with glass block, so that it will be in the same plane as the shower tiles, forming one seamless wall. That single change of layout will open up the floor considerably, and make the bathroom feel much more open than before. We’re looking forward to it. The only possible ‘gotcha’ could be that we won’t be able to fit a standard sized tub in that space, so if that’s the case, we’ll be going for a walk in shower instead, with no tub at all. Either way, it’s going to be nice, I think.
Tomorrow, the sink and vanity get delivered!