Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 5.5

Sorry, I got a bit distracted.  There was a wedding to attend and such...  Anyway, we really got quite far.  It's hard to see, but we got all the drywall up (except for the closet) and all the hardieboard (that's the cement-like board for behind the tiles.  It's heavy!).  Last night I got the first round of drywall taping and mudding done on the walls that touch the floor to be tiled.  Hopefully the stars will align and I'll manage to finish that before the toilet gets installed, as it'll be much easier that way, but I'm not really willing to pause on the toilet just to finish the mudding.

No tiling done yet, which means that there are no working fixtures yet.  Dad was pretty sad we didn't get to it as that's his favorite part.  But the plumber was a tad slower than anticipated; we thought he'd only need one day, and he needed 1 and a half.  Also, there was a hole in my floor that didn't go there.  But anyway, I should be able to get the floor at least done very soon.  The tub will take longer not only because it's bigger, but because I don't like the tile I bought and now have to go return it.  Or sell it on Craigslist and buy new.  Either way.  The bathroom turned out to be a bit smaller than the original measurements predicted, but I'll still have a closet (even if it's only 6" wide!), and I'm already really really excited about the way it will look.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Um-does this go?

I bought the wall tile without having the floor tile with me (dumb, dumb, dumb) and I don’t really think it works... I put the white down to see if that one works with it, but I think not. What do you think?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 4

Well, if you just glance at it, it may not look like a ton of progress. However, there's actually a ton here! Ceiling's up and drywalled, all the rough plumbing and electric are done, and the floor is started. All materials are purchased- hopefully- so we're in a good spot...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Have I mentioned how much I love Brooklyn?

Old sink: taken
Old toilet: taken
Old cast iron over 300 lb bathtub: taken in less than 10min.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Day 2

Um. There's a hole in my floor.  It doesn't go there. Hopefully this is our one house trick of the reno...

Bathroom day 1

Lots of demo accomplished!

Injury count:
Blows to the head: 1 (crowbar on me)
Blood: 1 (crowbar to dad's hand)
Winner: crowbar.

Big plus-the wall we moved was not load bearing. Yay for slightly less work!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Well, turns out I changed my mind.

On the lights, at least.  I decided that my previous overhead options were...icky.  So I found and bought a different one (yes, it's a light plus fan).

Went with this:

I did go with option 1 on the wall lighting, which most of you seemed to favor (including the people that responded by email).  Thanks guys!

And now we must decide on...tile.  Oy.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The rapid bathroom decisions continue

Well, the fixtures are ordered, thanks to everyone who voted.  I went with sink 2.  But now I have to pick lighting.  Clearly I need an overhead light and fan.  I'm looking at combo units; since the bathroom is already pretty small I don't think we need more things in the ceiling...

Option 1:

Option 2:

Ok, so overhead isn't too bad.  Everything I've read though says there should also be task lighting.  Apparently sconces on each side of the mirror are the best - but they are supposed to be mounted 36" apart, and I don't have that kind of space.  Therefore over the mirror is the next best choice.  But - what goes with the ceiling lights???

There's this:

Or this:

Or this...

Or perhaps none of them work?  Thoughts?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Rapid bathroom decisions

I've mentioned that I'm redoing the downstairs bathroom, right?  In the great kitchen reno, Dad and I built what will be the new bathroom wall to make it a little bigger.  And now in typical me planning, we're doing the bathroom RIGHT NOW.

I have to order the fixtures asap.  I'm looking at these -

Sink option 1:
Sink option 2:
Faucet for sink (either option): 

Shower fixtures:

The tub is 3" wider than the current one, and 7" longer.  The toilet is almost 4" narrower than the current, and the sink is 5" narrower, so my bathroom may stop being quite so claustrophobic. 

Thoughts?  Anyone?  Help...