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Bathroom Renovation! - Karen's Musings
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Bathroom Renovation!
At long last, I'm getting a chance to post some pictures. First, here are the pictures of the bathroom renovations. You'll note that sometimes in the captions I say things like "we installed...." Note that any time I say "we" did something, it means "we" wrote the check to the contractor so that THEY would do the hard work. We did nothing except pick out tiles, which is fine with me.


Basement Bathroom Before
Basement Bathroom Before

This is the basement bathroom before we moved in. What you can't see in the picture is that the walls and ceiling are made of PLYWOOD! Not the best material for a full bathroom. Whatever. It's ugly.
Bathroom After Renovation
Bathroom After Renovation

You can see that we eliminated the ridiculously awful tile on the floor and ripped down the awful walls (plywood!) bringing down the ugly wallpaper with it. Basically they gutted and re-built the bathroom. Now it's light and pretty!
New Shower
New Shower

This is the tub/shower area before we installed the shower curtain rod. They did a really nice job with the tile around the tub.



See all the new Bathroom pictures here: http://homepage.mac.com/karen_cohen/home_sweet_home/PhotoAlbum47.html

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kressel From: kressel Date: February 21st, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
BS"D

Very nice!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It's nice to see our house slowly come together into a pleasant place to live.
From: gingy Date: February 21st, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, that's gorgeous!

Also, thanks so much for the little bag o' goodies.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! We're enjoying the transformation ourselves! I'm excited. You're welcome for the goodies. Enjoy! Sorry I didn't get to see you when you stopped by to pick them up, but at least I'm glad I remembered to put them out.
cellio From: cellio Date: February 21st, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice!

I hope you kept one square of that original tile to enhance the "no, really, the pictures don't do it justice; it looked like this" stories. :-)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, we did not. Frankly, I wanted to seriously wipe it from my memory! Now when you come down to visit again, you won't have to shower in a leaky shower with ugly wallpaper. Unless we give you the upstairs bedroom which would include ugly wallpaper, but at least it's not a leaky shower!
happyduck1979 From: happyduck1979 Date: February 21st, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice! Enjoy :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! We are. It's not fun writing the checks, but it is SO nice to have a functional and pleasant living space. Slowly but surely.
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: February 21st, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yowza!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
yowza to the old or to the new? :)
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: February 21st, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definately a good Yowza to the new one. It kind of looks like my bathroom, which is great, because I love my bathroom.
mamadeb From: mamadeb Date: February 21st, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It's exciting!
gnomi From: gnomi Date: February 21st, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice! I like the detail on the tiles.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes, it's simple, but it's nice to break the monotony up a bit.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 21st, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
It looks much nicer and much lighter.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is! And it is! I really can hardly believe the transformation myself. It's hard to believe that was the same room.
From: have_inner_lady Date: February 21st, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's nice the way they got the sun to line up and shine through the windows. That's talent, that!

;-P
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was really courteous of them to leave the sun shining in just so! :)
real_bethy From: real_bethy Date: February 21st, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it looks so much cheerier! Your new bathroom appears much more bright and comfy.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 21st, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's much brighter! And even better, the smell of stale urine is no longer in the linen closet in the bathroom!!
mysticchyna From: mysticchyna Date: February 22nd, 2006 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)
looking good.
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: February 22nd, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
who did you have do yours? that's awesome!!! we didn't have to do all that much work luckily. we still have to paint and put molding on the floor. maybe someday. we only have one bathroom, so it's hard. you should do a sea shell theme for yours! it feels like that!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 22nd, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a cute idea with the sea shells! Alas, I'd have to install some shelves first, and I'm lazy!

We had N&D Contracting do it. They did a terrific job. I just could not bring myself to do it ourselves. We would have spent the next five years getting it half done.
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: February 22nd, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
i've never heard of n&d. are they localfor your or for maryland? were they fast and all that? do they do small jobs or only big things? we'd like to build a bathroom in the basement (eventually) and it is so hard to find a contractor that's not an idiot. in fact, our front basement windows were supposed to be replaced (right now they're boarded up) and the contractor has been waiting for about 6 mo now. and they're legit! so i'm gonna light a fire under their butt. we can't go out today b/c of the snow. so maybe today

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