Thursday, October 6, 2011

Les Toilettes

So I'm not 100% sure why this is the third remodeling post we've done, because it was the first room done. But it is, what it is, so let's just get to it.

The Main Bathroom.

BEFORE (aka terrifying):

The floor and the tub give me the heebie-jeebies. 

Okay - the whole bathroom gave me the heebie-jeebies. 

So we thought we could just do cosmetic stuff to fix the bathroom, but as tear-out continued, we realized the bathrooms just needed to be redone completely. 

So Stephen tore it all out - both bathrooms actually - so that at one point you could stand in the hallway and see to the backyard. And this was two months before our wedding. We're awesome. 

Stephen's dad, Richard, doing the plumbing!

I mean, you don't even have to know anything about plumbing and home stuff to know this is bad:

Stephen says there's something like over 120 2x4s in our two bathrooms (which are right next to one another). It's undoubtedly the sturdiest part of our house. We have a constant debate about whether or not we'd be safer in the basement or in this bathroom during a storm. 

And naturally he did all the re-wiring and plumbing stuff necessary for two bathrooms. He also tore out the ceiling to give the bathrooms more height since they're so tiny - that helped immensely. 

It was a good day when the tub walls went up. 

This picture was taken from our hallway probably a month (or less) before our wedding day. 

Thanks to Aaron's help, Stephen was able to get the drywall up pretty quickly. 

And my man is an expert tile-er (Official term? I think not). Seriously, he's good. The tile in that bathroom is perfect. Oh, and we moved the toilet to the other side of the bathroom because this bathroom got small to make room for a shower in the second one (more on that later). 

He ended up setting the toilet the night he moved into our house (Thursday night before our Saturday wedding), and then the bathroom went without a door for probably six months (meh - at a certain point you just don't care about silly things like bathroom doors). But it's been completed now for over a year:

Yes, that is a picture of Carl, Nathan, and I (childhood friends) dressed up when we were young.

The extra lighting Stephen installed definitely helps brighten up the small bathroom. 

And here's our pocket door (which, admittedly, still needs to be painted...). 

And as usual, the before and after shots:



It's nice having a clean, fresh bathroom (especially be the germ-freak that I am). Now I'm just waiting on that second bathroom... ;)

Vanessa and Stephen

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