the now "infamous" bathroom ...
which began as a pile of rubble in the garage after we tore it totally apart.
There was insulation hanging at half mast when we took off the ceiling ... so we had to keep going ... right up to the roof .. and even outside into the ridge vent ... (the roof was being re-done by roofers working above us while we ripped out the whole bathroom.)
and dry rot under the shower curb ....
..... then we had to take up all of the floor to get at plumbing, electrical wiring, heating ducts, etc... and most of the basement is finished..so had to be careful not to touch the top portion of the basement ceiling drywall... ..it was a huge undertaking. Not without mishaps, frustrations, injuries, and tears aplenty let me tell you.
more of the renovation .... just click.
So, finally after a year and a half... all plumbing is now functional. We had a few leaks in the faucets and connections so very near the end of it all .. ... but finally got everything working perfectly. Strangely we had no leaks in all the other major plumbing we did way back at the rough-in stage. Damn connectors! Why couldn't they all work properly. And..had to send the tub faucet all the way back to Germany and wait 6 weeks for the second one to show up. A small flaw in the chrome and another dribble....sigh...
There is still a cabinet to build beside the sink, that also will house a laundry chute.. ... and work to do between the sconce lights... and a few other small things... but for the main part it is finished. What a relief!
our European spa look
A job of this magnitude is not for the faint of heart, as we did it all ourselves. The only thing we did not do was install the shower glass. Sometimes I wish we had been filming some of the antics ..... but then .. maybe not. Although two smallish people hoisting a 10 foot sheet of drywall for the ceiling can be pretty amusing ..... I think I probably shrunk another inch under the weight of that one... ..
We did it!