Friday, April 30, 2010

Bathroom Remodel: Before and During Pictures Part 1

I finally have a bathroom remodel update!!

Picture from when Kristy and I tore up the laminate. Look at that hot mess by the shower.

Close up of the hot mess.

What the bathroom looked like when I came home for lunch. That's where the tub was.

Only one piece of the subfloor needed replaced. I call that a miracle.

Where the washer and dryer goes

And what the bathroom looked like when I got home from work just 4 hours later!! I love the new tub/shower!!

Ohhh so this is what subfloor is SUPPOSED to look like! GOT IT!

New vanity! Our other one was just wayy too big.
So much more room now!

Here's the rundown of what went down today:
-Tub, shower walls, and vanity-out!
-New drywall put up where needed
-New subfloor put down
-New vanity put in
-New tub and shower walls put in
-Toilet reset
-Kari's stress level went down a million percent.

What's left:-Tub/shower faucet to be put in
-Drywall mudded (is that even a word?) and sanded
-Painting the ceiling
-Painting the walls
-Finding a set of storage drawers (I'm thinking the skinny wicker ones)
-Put floor down (Picture to come at the end of the post)
-Baseboards put back on-Everything put away

Do you notice that what's left is so small compared to what was done?!?!?!

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This picture doesn't really show the tile well. It actually has quite a bit of gray in it. We're using pewter color grout with it. SO EXCITED!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Update: Bathroom

I could say that the bathroom is ready to go. All it needs is a floor and baseboards and it would be done. But I would be lying. I'll explain everything when the bathroom is finished, but I want to focus on it being finished first. Hopefully by this time next week, I'll be able to tell you the whole story. I'm just trying to stay positive and hope that it will be ready for me to paint by Monday and will be entirely finished on Thursday. Fingers crossed!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

How could you not LOVE this floor?

Kristy and I ripped up the laminate floor yesterday. Underneath we found this beautiful sheet vinyl. *eye roll*

I've come to a realization...

the guy that lived here before us half assed this bathroom floor. Actually. Check that. He half assed the bathroom. Period.

Look up by the shower. My screwdriver went straight through the subfloor on that part.

Ugh. I can't wait until tomorrow when this is all ripped out and it's a distant memory.

By next Wednesday we should have our bathroom completely finished, laundry all caught up, and enjoying our new bathroom!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Busy busy day!!

This morning Jon and I made a trip to Lowe's and Target to buy things for the bathroom!

We walked out with...

This vanity
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And this faucet set..from Delta of course!

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We also bought blinds for the office and spare bedroom which are up. And a set of shelves for the office and living room which are up too! More checks off the list!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bathroom Update #2

Don't mind the shadow or the crappy picture quality. I took this pic with my cell to show Jon the tub surround I fell in love with! I l-o-l-o-l-o-v-e it! It came home with us the next day!

We also picked a paint color--Hypnotic. It's a nice neutral medium shade gray--not too dark or light. Perfect!

Now--rip up the floor, replace tub/surround, replace drywall and subfloor, paint, put new floor door, put new vanity and toilet in, put new exhaust/light in. *sigh*

Baby steps. Baby steps. We'll get this finished soon enough.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bathroom Remodel Update #1

We got our price to fix our bathroom..well the labor part. Material cost is up to what we pick out, obviously.

Got our tub ordered! Basic white tub.

Ordered our flooring today! Sooo excited!

Now we move onto the fun stuff! Paint, fixtures, vanity, toilet, etc etc! Let's get this ball rolling!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The checks are starting to come off the list!!

I've been so busy the past few weeks! And I was out of town last weekend..which was a blast and totally refreshing!!

We've started checking things off our list now that we got our tax check!

We booked our vacation!! November 28-December 4th, we have a hot date with Disney World! I'm sooo excited!!

We also started the initial planning phases of our bathroom remodel. The person who is doing the work for us is coming over at the end of the week to tell us exactly what all we need done and how much it's going to be. I'm glad this is starting, but I'll also be glad when it's finished! Oh well, I need to stay calm during the process. Deep breaths.

Our next step is going to be for Jon to get the gravel for the driveway and for me to do the flower beds we're wanting done.

Let's do this! So excited!