Monday, January 18, 2016

Bathroom Remodel

I have always wanted an older house.  I would often say the older, the better!  But now I live in an older house (built in 1958), and I think how much less of a headache newer homes are.  I love my house, it's nothing special, but it's a great home that needs some work.

I'm pretty sure that the people who sold the house had flipped it.  And they would be on a flipping show of what not to do.  Seriously, they did it the cheapest way possible.  Looked great at first, but once I got everything moved in and lived here for awhile I found a bunch of small-ish problems.

One of the biggest problems is an original shower that is leaking into the laundry room below.  Because the shower was so old, and the tile and grout were not that great, and the floor pan was horrendous, I knew the only thing to do was to rip it out.

This bathroom is the master bath.  It is also the size of a small closet.  I wish it was possible to somehow make it larger, but with the layout of the house, it's really not feasible.  When I first moved into the house I thought the shower tile was an off white color.  I quickly realized that it was, in fact, white, it was just covered in years and years of soap scum. Nasty.  It took me 2 days of scrubbing to get it clean.  

The shower pan is just gross.  Someone decided to paint it with gray paint.  That lasted about a week after I moved in until it started to peel off.  So even though it wasn't dirty, it constantly looked grimy and gross.  It's also the part that makes me nervous to rip out the shower.  I'm not exactly sure what I'll find underneath of it, how much of the plumbing (probably all) will need to be replaced, and how much it's going to cost me to have a new floor pan put in.  My boyfriend and I plan on doing most of the work ourselves, but that part we plan on leaving up to the professionals.

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