This Old Colonial Home

Filling our house with love and a lot of DIY

Bathroom Renovation Progress

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Living through a renovation can be tough. It’s even tougher when you’re 9 months pregnant! I had mentioned in previous posts that our upstairs bathroom was getting a makeover.Upstairs bathroom beforeWork started nearly two months ago and has been painstakingly slow. But we might (fingers crossed) actually be turning a corner. So I thought I’d share some of the progress.

Gutting the bathroom was done fairly quickly. I think it took less than 2 days.Bathroom renovation partial gut jobBathroom being guttedBathroom gutted down to the studsThen came the extremely slow part — patiently waiting for the plumbing and electric work. Since we’re changing the layout of the room, the pipes and wiring all had to be re-routed. (Upside: we’re finally getting an outlet!!) Once that was done, the subfloor could then be put down, and the closet re-framed. We had decided to take some space from the closet of the adjoining bedroom — and still soon-to-be nursery — to make a little more room in the tight bathroom.Bathroom subfloor and closet reframedThe plumber had a little more work to do and even had aΒ new apprenticeΒ one day! πŸ™‚ Luca the apprenticeSo now the tub has been installed, the window moved, and the pocket door framed in. Pocket door framed in for bathroom renovationA few different inspections were needed before the contractor could move forward. So again we waited.

But luckily it all passed inspection and drywall is finally up! The room is starting to take shape once more!Drywall installationBathroom renovation drywallBathroom renovation takes shapeThere’s still a lot left to do, like painting and tiling, but it should start moving more quickly at this point.

I’ve been a nervous wreck this whole time because things haven’t been going the way I had hoped. (Honestly, I think I watch too many edited reno shows on HGTV and expected everything to go just as quickly. Hah!) It also caused work on the nursery to get delayed. The house is a mess from the construction and there’s baby stuff sitting in the dining room waiting to be put away. So my vision of everything being perfect for baby’s arrival has pretty much been thrown out the window. It’s certainly frustrating, but it’s also out of my control. I guess we’ll see which comes first: the baby or the bathroom!

 

 

 

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