Here's a photo essay of Hallie and My bathroom remodel.
Day two began with taking the contents of our old bathroom to the dump. We then came home and evaluated what parts were needed to rebuild the plumbing and electrical components. Hallie and I then went to Lowes and purchased the needed parts. I then came home and replaced all the plumbing. The hardest part of that was the delta shower faucet.
Day three consisted of replacing all the existing wiring. I installed two recessed lights over the tub, a new exhaust fan, two new GFI outlets, wiring for the vanity lights, and a new switchbox and switches.
Day four consisted of installing the tub. Hallie and I installed this together. It's an American Standard americast tube which is fairly substantial for a composite tub.
After installing the tub, I was trying to figure out how to deal with the lip that secures the tube to the wall. This lip sticks out about a quarter of an inch on two sides and about a half of an inch on the third side. The greenboard (water resistant drywall) has to go over this lip, and I just couldn't see a way that wouldn't look bad to do it without building up the walls around the tub. The previous bathroom had the same problem and the builder just bent the drywall out to meet the tub and it looked pretty bad. So with a little advise from some friends at work, I decided to put up two layers of drywall. The first layer will be three eights thick and take care of the shimming. The second layer will be the actual outer layer which gets mudded, tiled and painted.
This days activity was to get the first layer of drywall in place. This layer doesn't have to be perfect, as it's really only a shim. I did a reasonably good job of putting it up. I applied this thin drywall to three sides of the bathroom, which are the walls that the tub lip touches. Some pictures of this day's activities are shown below.
Sat on my butt and watched TV like a slug.
Hallie and I purchased our Sheet-rock, drove it home and carried it into the hallway. Then we took the rest of the evening off.
Today I hung all the sheetrock. I was going to do the first coat of mud, but hanging all the sheetrock is a really big job and I am too tired to do any more. Here's some pictures of the sheetrocking process.
Today I mudded the drywall. This also took a lot longer than I anticipated. Here are some pictures of my work.
Today I mudded the drywall again. This is the second coat and the walls are looking a lot better.
I was on vacation during this time period and Hallie repainted the bathroom because it needed a second coat. She also sprayed the grout as it cured.
Today I sealed the grout, and caulked the tub. I also installed the tub fixtures. So the tub is a shower curtain away from being fully functional. After that, I installed the vanity and sink basin. I caulked all around the sink basin. I then hooked up the faucets and drain. I also installed the medicine cabinet. Pictures of todays festivities are shown below:
Tonight I tiled the floor. Big tiles in a little room are brutal. Here's some pictures:
I grouted the floor tonight. Textured tile loves to hide grout in it's nooks and crannies. It was a pain to get clean. The vanity lights are 25 watt bulbs and they put off very yellow light, so the entire bathroom looks a lot more yellow than it really is. I'll be replacing them with 60 watt bulbs soon. Here are some pictures:
Today I installed the toilet and the cabinet above it. Pictures are shown below:
I bought the lumber for the trim and window sill.
I didn't touch the bathroom today.
I polyeurathaned and installed the trim and window sill today. This completes the bathroom. We still have a touch of paint touch-up and hang the towel racks and toilet paper holder when it arrives in the mail. Pictures are shown below: