Sunday, January 23, 2011

Bathroom Insanity

Remodeling so VERY slooooow when you are the only one working on it (ok Stephen helped with the demo)... and you have 3 kids, all 4 and under... and another one on the way.

We got the floors completely ripped out... all the way to the "joists"... they were actually 2x4's.

Fixed them with 2x6's and proper blocking

Then... turned around... had to move the 30" wide tub that wouldn't fit out the 24" door, to the new floor and repeat on the other side.

Remove flooring and 2x4 "joists"... look at nasty rotten wood, figure out to to "repair it"

Replace with 2x6 joists and blocking

And then add subfloor.  We did 2 layers of 1/2", to keep level with the hallway.. then 1 layer of 1/4" birch plywood that had to be perfectly leveled and smooth .... screw holes had to be filled and sanded, along with joint cracks.

We had to cut the 12' wide vinyl to be 5'9".  Carter (4.5) and August (2.5) were big helpers. We didn't have much space so we had to cut 3' at a time.. then roll it up, then roll 3' more out to cut... repeat for 12'.

Vinyl over my beautiful birch plywood.  Perfectly smooth

Got the toilet installed and still waiting on the faucet for the sink.

Now for the outlet moving, switch moving, sliding pocket door installation, drywall, beadboard, paint, trim.  I'm Tired!


Lindsay said...

WOW you guys have your hands full :)

Wainscott said...

Oh god, that looks familiar. I know the frustration you must have suffered through. Well, your final result is absolutely stunning. Nice posting!