How A Bathroom Renovation Became Much More

So you know how we’re fixing up our house and the current project is bathroom renovations? Well, here’s an update on the progress and how our bathroom renovations turned into so much more. Did we bite off more than we can chew?

Not really. But, it is a bigger project than I had planned on. The bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, and pantry have been taken over by sheetrock dust. This stuff is really annoying, as it goes everywhere. Thankfully we have a plastic sheet we can put on top of our bed to at least save the bed from the evil white stuff.

So how did the project snowball? The entrance to the bathroom used to be in the master bedroom. Basically you had to walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom. When we have a roommate, or guests over, this can become a very awkward setup, especially at 2am when everyone’s asleep. In conclusion, there needed to be a new entrance to the bathroom. The best spot for this new entrance is in the pantry area by the kitchen.

So, we created a new entrance to the bathroom by busting through the walls of our old walk-in closet. Now we have no closet in the master bedroom. But, wait! We can build some walls in this corner here and get a proper bedroom closet. So that’s what we’re doing.

Now there’s sheetrock dust all over, and our clothes from the closet are in piles surrounding our bed as there is no where else to put them.

We also replaced the bathtub, and the bathroom subfloor around the toilet. Might as well lay new tile on the floor while we’re at it. We need new tile in the kitchen, too. Might as well buy enough tile to do the kitchen floor. Well, the house is a mess, so might as well finish the kithen floor, too. And so on, etc.

This is our conversations with my dad, the renovation expert, and my husband. I’m the resident architect, and let’s just say that this project has no plans, drawings, or concept. Just a will to make things more accessible, look a bit nicer, stay cheap, and get it done.

I apologize for not having drawings so you can see the layout of our bathroom. It would make it easier to follow along. I have every intention of doing this, and creating a Sketchup model of our house, but things moved quickly. Plans were not necessary, and I’m simply a busy girl! Hopefully, I will have a proper set of presentation drawings and images that lay out the space a little better for you. For now, you’ll just have to live with the pictures and this video I did.

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