Complete Bathroom Renovation

Our house was built in 1939 and the same family owned it pretty much since it was built. They didn’t do many updates, which is fine with me of course! When we first moved in we put in central heat and air, and added some cabinets to the kitchen and painted every room. You can see a few posts about our house when we first move in here and here I really wish I had documented more how it looked before! Can you believe that? Or at least saved the pictures from the reality listing! I really love our house though. We have a lot of plans for it, but kind of lost steam after doing a lot at first.

We had an airing cupboard in the en-suite bathroom, we had fitted wardrobes on the other side of the bedroom but what we was lacking was drawer space for underwear e.g. pants and socks etc. and space for the bedroom TV. The main building material available at the time was an odd assortment of laminated chipboard salvaged from various bits of old furniture over the years and stored in my shed.

Then I added a pop of color to the floor with this inexpensive orange rug. I already had the turquoise photo frames (from Target ) and I took another gamble on the luxurious yellow towels by buying them online. Online shopping is a mother’s best friend! I was a little disappointed that they weren’t as vibrant as I thought they’d be. But still, it was better than dragging three small children through countless stores, looking for bright yellow towels!

Turn off the main water supply to the house, and in a convenient location, cut the hot and cold water supply pipes for the bathroom. Also cut out and remove all the existing water lines and fittings in the bathroom. Finally, cut out and remove the vent section leading to the sink and the main stack 5 in. below the vent tee. Stuff rags into open drain lines to keep sewer gas out of the house.

There will be lots of pictures as the process moves along. Like photos of said tile. Of the vintage commercial laundry sink that is becoming the centerpiece of the room. That and the handcrafted sink base, countertop and cabinets made from 100+ year old barn wood. And the salvaged pine tongue and grove boards that will become the walls (which match the rest of our house!) And the galvanized lighting fixtures that are meant for barn lighting.

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