There’s a hard hat in my bathtub

Yes, there are two actually. And a tarp, and a broom and a sledge hammer are among the construction paraphernalia. Yep, the bathroom remodel has finally begun.

I thought I’d take a moment to post before they start power chiseling the tile and cement (plaster it isn’t) off the other two walls right to the studding so the electrician can come tomorrow to add proper outlets, switches and remove an ancient wall-heater that we frighteningly discovered has had power to it for years. Todays second goal is to free the storage bin, er bathtub, from it’s layers of wall and floor and remove it. That opens the way to fixing the ancient plumbing and adding lines for the eventual installation of a new tub and shower.

As one would expect, there is dust everywhere. The bonus of the day? We discovered that the “next layer down” of the floor (there are 3) is the same color and style of hexagonal tile as our front foyer floor; we’ll be saving whatever we can of that for current and future repairs in foyer floor.

So, a couple of “before & after” shots from day 1:

So, the contractor is here and the pounding has begun. Ahhh, the sound of progress.

No Responses to “There’s a hard hat in my bathtub”

  1. Angie
    January 26, 2007 at 11:49 am #

    Fun stuff!! We’re looking into having our bathtub redone…the “One Day” job. Good luck and congrats on the new bathroom!!

  2. johny b
    January 26, 2007 at 1:03 pm #

    have fun with the dust… it will take forever to get rid of!

    praying that all is well…

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