Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Bathroom demolition...





I'll be SO glad to get rid of this...*






and this...I HATE linoleum.*

If you need to take a shower, you've come to the WRONG place. We're currently in the midst of replacing both showers, all the tiles on the walls and the floors (as you can plainly see from the pictures below...

The current timeline on the bathroom demo should be about a week, give or take. We're doing both showers at the same time because we're gluttons for punishment. We've been having a lot of issues with our house as of late, many of which I haven't blogged about because I've been really pissed off about our "dream house".

About two weeks ago I noticed a crack in our living room ceiling and a couple of water spots. I couldn't tell if they were old ones or new ones, but there were enough to warrant getting a plumber in. He looked at the bathroom upstairs and noticed that the tiles were "puckering" and I knew that there was grout missing so we decided that the logical choice was to replace the tiles in one of the upstairs bathrooms. We obviously stopped using the shower in that bathroom immediately.

He looked at the other bathroom and noticed a similar issue. The following day, after Josh had taken a particularly long shower I noticed another water spot on our living room ceiling and more puckering...so we decided to demo both bathrooms. Yay us!


Now, keep in mind that we hadn't used that shower in TWO WEEKS. When the guys came in today to demo the bathroom, when they pulled the tiles off the wall, the back of the tiles were STILL wet. Can I get an EWWWW (and yes, if you look at the picture, that IS mold). We're really lucky that we did this when we did, because none of the water seeped into the insulation or into the two by fours.




Have you ever wondered what goes on behind your wall? Perhaps, wondered what the previous owner did, or didn't do? This is evidence of a previous roof leak. The guys are going to go up to our roof during the week and just double check that our roof is ok and make sure it IS, in fact, an old leak. We've already had our roof looked at this year so I'm sure it's fine (and it was dry)...but it never hurts to get a second opinion. Needless to say I FREAKED when I saw this...

By the end of the day, the preliminary plumbing was done and we found out that the tubs are in good working order...so they don't need to be replaced. BONUS! The plumber showed up with a nifty little camera so he could see in behind the tub and down the wall. We DID find out that the old owners did a patch job on the living room ceiling...it was a really neat tool. The contractors also put up a bit of the wall...so things are coming along. I'm glad something is FINALLY going well.

Stay tuned tomorrow for more pictures! I'm so excited...yeah, I need a life. ;)


*Sorry people, I didn't bother to clean the tub or the walls before I took the pictures...so sue me or report me to Martha Stewart. ;)

9 comments:

Red Sand said...

ah, the dreaded bathroom renos. Ask me about the time our clawfoot tub was out in the upstairs hallway while DH went away for two 3-week trips to San Fran without me... such great memories!! For what it's worth, I'm also on M. Stewart's failure list.

MotherMotherOcean said...

poor little bathroom!

Mamacita said...

I hate mold. I can't wait to see the "after" shots! Hmmmm, DO some shots and the whole thing will be a lot less uncomfortable!

3D said...

You are a sucka for punishment! Hope it is over soon and there are no more surprises that make your hair turn grey and/or you hear cash registers going off.

Keep smilin!

Dolores and Shawn said...

I love renos and I love the demo process. Wish I could've been there with my sledgehammer.

M&M said...

OMG - things are not going well with your new home!

It is amazing how much damage water can do to stuff...

Beth said...

Wow you are a glutton for punishment.

PIPO said...

It feels so good to see someone else's house ripped to shreds ;0)

Enjoy.

Sam said...

*shudder*

I hate bathroom remodels!!! Our old bathroom needs so much work that we are in denial...