Squeeee! It has begun. Master bathroom reno. It’s on like Donkey Kong. Our shower pan finally came in, so we can start tearing into this project. What looked like this on Friday:
Looks like this now:
Which is super exciting. Even though we’re down one bathroom, this is a good thing, Martha. Our once super closed off shower:
Was carefully torn apart to not damage the plumbing and electrical in the wall.
Ben had fun taking the sledge-hammer to the old tile.
I didn’t get pictures of the shower base, but let me tell you, it was gross. Even with a liner, the poured concrete and tile base leaked. This is the second layer of plywood below the shower.
Which is exactly the reason we waited for our custom stainless steel shower pan. One piece means far fewer places to leak. Exactly the reason we waited for our custom stainless steel shower base.
In about five hours, Ben took out the shower, mirror, toilet, and vanity.
The floor, however, wasn’t as quick. Tiles came up, but the OSB underlayment was a bear. Think tiny pieces.
And we discovered something unexpected. What we just tore out, was a remodel! There’s capped off sink plumbing and an outlet behind the shower walls.
Plumbing came through the floor to feed the sinks, too, so we’re not sure where exactly the tub or shower was before.
We, okay, okay, Ben will have his work cut out for him. Plumbing and electrical to deal with before things will start looking better.
But, this is exciting. So is the stack of tile, lights, and supplies in the garage. Have you started a winter project? Or a bathroom remodel?