Apparently going out to movies in not conducive to staying up-to-date on my blogging. We saw Thor 2 last night. It was good. 🙂
So I’m going to post pictures of the almost finished bathroom. This has been a five-month saga of frustration. While we’re happy with the results, the amount of time this took was utterly ridiculous. The contractor, plumber, or electrician would show up mostly one day a week, sometime two. I think all told, we had less than 20 actual days worth of work done. If they had come in all day, every day, this would have been done in a month.
Needless to say, these people will not be remodeling our upstairs bathroom!
For those that don’t know, there was no bathroom in the basement to begin with. So they had to cut through the concrete floors to join up the drains. They replaced both wood windows that are now in the bathroom with glass block. Framed it out, ran the electrical, ran the plumbing. Did a great job working around the beam and heat conduits that were in the way. We had to have an HVAC guy come in to reroute the air conditioning lines over the beams instead of under them. Then they did all the finishing work: drywall, paint, tile, etc. It’s tiny, but it’s functional. Alex tried out the toilet the day they installed it. 🙂
We still need the contractor to put up the two shelves in the shower, the towel ring, two towel hooks, and we need to pick out a mirror and hang it, but other than that, it’s done. Oh, and we technically still need the final electrical inspection and then the final general inspection.
For my parents who might rather see the bathroom live next month and not in pictures, I’m not going to post the thumbnails, just links to the pictures.
These first pictures were taken by Elizabeth, who discovered our camera takes better pictures than hers. 🙂