The Bathroom Remodel (Part 2)

It probably won't come as a surprise that last weekend's basement bathroom remodel hit a few snags.

Doesn't every home-improvement project get stalled by unforeseen challenges?

The challenges in this particular project took the form of a leaking shutoff valve (for the whole darn house) and leaking pipes in shower.

And an extra trip to Home Depot in Bloomington and about 50 extra trips to Ace Hardware in L-Town.

Despite these holdups, the boys made progress.

First all the plumbing fixtures came out.

Then the ceiling came down and was replaced with a nice, smooth drywall ceiling.

Then the shower underwent some demolition and gained new tile-covered walls.

And a lovely tile floor too.

Next came the bathroom floor.

It was at this point in the process that I was completely shocked and amazed and impressed to learn that the fellow working the wet saw in the basement was none other than Conservative Hubby.

I did not know he possessed the skill to make such delicate cuts.

(For the record, he didn't know this either. And T-Bear and James K. were as surprised as I was.)

But it turns out he's got a talent for the tile-cutting.

This came in handy, along with T-Bear's knack for laying tile in perfectly straight lines and sacrificing holiday Mondays to grout said tile, even after the others had to go back to work.

But you're just going to have to wait on the edge of your seat for those grout photos. Sorry! (But not really.)

1 comment:

sunroom additions said...

Tile cutting is not actually difficult. If you just observed people who cut tiles, then you probably have an idea on how to do it too. All you need to do is practice the cutting on a single tile and, then voila! You are now capable on the tile cutting