Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bathroom and Laundry Room Renovation Update

We've been working hard for the past 4 days on renovating the bathroom and laundry room. Well, Chris has been working hard and I'm just around to offer assistance when needed and keep the dog occupied.

All in all, things are going pretty well. Some things are taking longer than expected, but we're still on target to be finished this weekend.

Friday we spent tearing out the laundry room. Saturday we ripped the bathroom apart. We had to take the floors all the way out due to rotted floors. On Sunday Chris worked on leveling the house. Monday he finished the leveling and worked on the plumbing. Today he worked on the plumbing some more.

The hardware stores have become a home away from home for us! If I count correctly, we've made 7 trips to Lowe's, 1 trip to Home Depot, and 5 trips to the local grocery/carry-all store (ironically also called Lowe's).

Here are a few pictures to show the progress:

Laundry Room Before & Now

This is looking into the laundry room. The only big difference in there right now is that Chris built a closet for the water heater. It was in the bathroom taking up a lot of room. We also ripped the floor down to the plywood in the laundry room to prepare for new flooring.

Bathroom Before & Now:

This is looking into the bathroom. As you can see, it doesn't exactly resemble a bathroom right now. The floors were ripped out down to the joists. The picture above was actually taken on Saturday. The picture below is a current picture of the bathroom. It was taken from outside. Chris ripped part of the wall out where the window was. Now we have a walk-in bathroom!

Parts of our bathroom have taken up residence in the yard. Very classy!

This is a picture to show you just how badly the house needed leveling. This is right outside the laundry room. See those two pieces of wood on top of that cinder block? Those weren't there before. That beam was about 4 inches off the cinder block. This happens to be where the washing machine was located. So, every time we washed a load of laundry, the washing machine would go to bouncing and making all kinds of racket! Thankfully that has been fixed!

Here's another sneak peek at something I've been working on for the laundry room!

1 comment:

Back2life bathrooms said...

This is awesome! I've been trying to do some laundry renovation, and this gave me some great insight for things to try. Thanks for sharing!