When we bought our home just over 7 years ago, we knew the only full bath needed to be redone. Outdated, poor quality product covering a cast iron tub and tiles from 1946 that were likely not in great condition-we knew whenever we did the bathroom, it would be an enourmous job. After years of putting it off, we decided this was our year. Here are some before and during demolition photos of our bathroom remodel.
The tile on our walls and tub surround was put up in 1946, using wooden lath, metal screening, and cement “which is also called “mud” and then the tile- its very thick and a huge pain to get off.
In early July, we started demolition. Hours and hours and days and days of hard work with no air conditioning. Mostly done by my husband.
About 10 days ago, right when September started, we were once again able to shower indoors. Our summer shower? Bless my husband for his scaffolding- and for thinking to use the utility sink in the basement to run hot water to the “shower” area.
This project has been the inspiration for many tears, a good amount of blood shed (mine) and excessive amounts of take-out dinners. It’s been a long, hot, sweaty road to get to where we are today, but it’s been worth it. We have a bathroom we love and most importantly, can function to its potential for a family of 5.
Have you ever gutted a room? There’s always so many surprises!