It’s amazing how a bucket of white paint and new flooring can transform a home needing major renovations. This mid-century ranch is a house we saw on one of our house-hunting rounds and has many things that I love–natural light, hardwoods, good space, white kitchen. Our realtor told us it was recently renovated, so we asked her to send us an old listing of the house with pictures so we could get a comparision of what had been done. We were impressed by the transformation. Too bad we have two kids too much for the house!
Sorry guys…is it already the end of the week? Where did it go? I had some posts to put up, but that got neglected. The good news for me is that my bathroom is done and it’s clean and beautiful. A room to now enjoy.
This is what I’ve been dealing with all week–a gutted bathroom. We weren’t planning on doing THIS much renovation but we had some surprises when we opened everything up. We really shouldn’t be surprised since it’s a 80-year-old bathroom but somehow we are shaking our heads wondering how we can get out of this without breaking the bank. We are trying to salvage our tub. It is a really great apron tub that you can’t find today. It’s long and deep. I really don’t want to get rid of it. We just can’t believe we’ve got a very old and falling apart bathroom, but we’re staying optimistic. We know that there’s absolutely brilliant plumbing services out there that may be able to salvage the bath and the plumbing work that seems to be falling apart with the rest of the bathroom. They may even be able to do it without pulling up anymore floorboards and walls…San Diego Pipelining offer Epoxy Pipelining that is inserted into the current pipe. It’s done without tearing up any floors and walls, which saves you on time, cost and exhaustion of pipe removal and replacement. This sounds like just what we need! Hopefully, once this is done we can get this bathroom looking as good as new again. Right now, it seems absolutely hopeless with the state it’s in, but I am sure we can get it looking bright and cheerful. After all, no one wants to go to the bathroom with it in a repulsive state!
The bathroom demolition started today, and we’ve already uncovered “issues”. So it is good that we are taking care of it before a huge disaster happens. Here are before pictures to give you a glimpse of the desperation. My sister said to me in horror…”I can’t believe you’ve been bathing your children in THAT tub.” Yes, I’m a horrible. But we are making giant steps. And I’m praying that it comes out looking clean and new, but keeping with the colonial style of the home. We decided to put in a new floor after our contractor told us he wouldn’t charge extra to install since it’s easier for him to rip up instead of maintain. I picked out a beautiful Italian carrara honeycomb marble for the floor. White subway tiles in the tub area. White bead boarding around the bathroom. Polish chrome for the fixtures. New window. New paint. My question is do I go with an espresso sink vanity or white sink vanity?
In fact, I guess my first question should be, which plumber should I call to help me sort out all of the potential plumbing issues that I may face when making these changes to my bathroom? My friend recommended to me that I should try and find someone who offers similar services to what this plumber from Seven Hills has on offer. I have never even thought about it before, but there is a big possibility that I would need to have some issues fixed or sorted before being able to use my new bathroom. I wonder if the espresso sink vanity or white sink vanity would make a difference in the plumbing system? I guess this is something that they will be able to tell me. I just can’t wait for it to be finished, I’m so excited to see what the end product will look like.