It’s amazing how a peanut sized bathroom looks so much more gigantic without a toilet, sink and tub. Maybe we should just keep it like that. 🙂 I took the first step towards demo by clearing out the bathroom (really difficult manual labor, I know). Everything you will see in the next couple of days is all from the handiwork of AJ and my father-in-law… my helpful addition was the pre-work: the research and ordering but AJ is the brains behind how to make it all fit together… and get us back into a house with a usable toilet.
Enough talking… time for photos!
No more ghetto medicine cabinets that are really just mirrors or framed art over holes in our drywall!
AJ set up two huge buckets with our town trash bags to catch all the debris from the drywall to the flooring that we ripped up. Everything has been brought to the dump and recycling center except for our tub (cast iron is so incredibly heavy that AJ and Kerry couldn’t get it down our stairs by themselves).
Here we go! No drywall or sink!AJ decided not to tear out the toilet for obvious reasons until he had to. Drew and I are staying with my parents for the weekend. A pregnant woman needs her bathroom in the middle of the night. 🙂
Does this not look like a cabin?
I went by with Drew, my parents and sister on Saturday night and this was the site that greeted us!
No toilet, insulation in the walls, cement board on the floor and drywall partially on the walls.
They had to replace a board where the toilet had rotted through the floor but it was a far better situation than AJ initially suspected.
When we left AJ and Kerry they had a bit more in them to tile under where the toilet will go and do a some drywalling. An update with some better looking photos tomorrow (ie: it won’t be all demo!).
Anyone else left their hubby for a weekend during a renovation? We are only about 12-15 minutes from AJ but haven’t seen each other for more than an hour this weekend. There is nothing I can do to help them now and the house isn’t exactly a good place for Drew to be running around in with all the construction stuff everywhere, not to mention a cast iron tub in his room.
We’ve only been apart 4-5 nights for our entire marriage so it’s just a weird adjustment (I sound pathetic because seriously, how many of your husbands are on frequent business trips?).