Thanks @RadishRose! We’re really pleased with the result.
What a mess to fix! That dang Roger. It was cool tho', how you saved that part.The old bathroom after we tore out the walls. As Ron investigated the old work (this part of the house was an addition from the 60’s) he was dismayed to find a bunch of stuff that he knew he’d have to repair. The shower pan had been leaking for years so the floor wood was rotted. Surprised we didn’t just fall through the floor it was that bad! And the plumbing OMG! Below floor level, the water lines and the sewer lines were just sort of swinging freely, about a foot off the ground in the crawl space, no support whatever! Can you imagine the wretchedness of the sewer line finally just giving way under the house??? View attachment 76335
So we had to pull up the entire floor so he could get the plumbing lines supported and then replace the nasty wood with new. Easier at that point to just rip out the whole floor and start fresh rather than trying to do a patch job.
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And we have this dude to thank for all that. Found on one of the studs when we were demoing. We swore at him quite a lot while we were working, made many snide references to “that Roger!!”
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It was actually pretty cool to find it though. We decided to re-use that particular stud, with a bit of reinforcement, and then I insisted Ron add his moniker too!
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Now on to laying the sub floor, and then insulation, outlets and drywall!
@Ruth n Jersey Ron says it won’t. He put a very powerful exhaust fan in the shower to help deal with moisture/mildew issues. Seems to be working fine....the mirror barely fogs and it’s gone by the time we towel dry and are ready to use it.I like nothing better than to look at renovations. Yours are fantastic. I'm wondering about the wainscot though. I know you have tile in the shower area but do you think dampness from the shower will buckle it in time? I love the look though.
Thanks Keesh!I’m not really a fan of oak flooring but that white oak looks amazing. Job well done.
Oh I most certainly acknowledge the hard work it takes to lay a 3/4 inch hardwood floor. We did our entire upstairs floor with 3/4 inch maple and love it.Thanks Keesh!
I don’t expect everyone to like our various decorating choices.....what a boring world it would be if we all thought alike. I‘m sure not looking for approval from everyone, but I do appreciate the acknowledgement for the hard work.