Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bathroom Remodel

Never have I ever been so thankful that we have 2 bathrooms in our house.  I probably said that sometime around March, when our upstairs shower became unusable, but now I really mean it.  Yesterday our sink and toilet were ripped out of the upstairs bathroom also, and I really can't imagine what we would do if we didn't have a bathroom in the basement.

Let me back up a bit...

A few months ago I was walking through our downstairs guest room and noticed that the ceiling was wet.  I panicked and yelled for Mark, who proceeding to touch the ceiling and cause part of it to crumble.  We ended up with a gaping hole in the ceiling and lots of water dripping down.  Originally we thought the culprit was ice dams, but eventually we had a plumber tell us that the bathtub was leaking into the basement!  Eeek!  So we have been showering in our basement ever since and getting lots of quotes on a remodel.  Our trip to Europe put this project on hold for a bit, but now we are finally on the way to a new bathroom!

We toyed with expanding the bathroom or adding a master bath while we were already in there, but ended up deciding on just retiling, putting in new fixtures, new plumbing, and repainting.  Most of it will get done this week, but the painting won't happen until July.

Here is a "before" picture of the bathroom...

I really can't wait to post an "after" picture soon!!


  1. Oooh fun! Can't wait to see the progress.

  2. Ahhh, we just started a re-model of our basement family room/bathroom and guest bedroom. It's so FUN to freshen things up and update!! :)

    can't wait to see the 'after' pic!

  3. SOOOO exciting. Our main floor bathroom was our first official remodel project and having a second bathroom is a LIFESAVER. Working for a remodeling company, I hear too often how put out people are when we have a one day install. I couldn't even imagine. Congrats!

  4. Can't wait to see the after pics! :)

  5. I can't wait to see the 'after' picture either! Bathrooms are a vital part of a house, and it's such a huge inconvenience to have one that doesn’t work. But more than its functionality, bathrooms should be remodeled so whoever who uses it will be left with a good impression of the homeowner. | Ryann@YanceyCompany.com|

  6. There are a lot of amazing things you can do on a budget and I am excited about all of the possibilities. Mostly I'm just excited to have my own master bathroom separate from the kids. Since I don't have to share my bathroom, I want to give it a more modern look with a Bathroom remodeling Lexington KY.

  7. Yikes! I could only imagine the discomfort you felt when you saw a part of your ceiling was wet, Katie. Luckily, it might be a blessing in disguise to have it renovated to your liking due to that particular incident. How is it now? I hope your new bathroom looks great and is now without leaks.

    Lida Swisher @ Waddle Exteriors


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