I’m following my daughter Erika’s lead and doing a post on what I’ve been doing this month.
The project I’m most excited about is the remodel in the boys’ bathroom. It’s been needing an update for awhile. Leaking shower =damaged floor. We decided that while we’re at it– watch out for that dangerous word, all ye who remodel!– we might as well upgrade from a little tiny shower to a full tub. And to make space for that, we needed to move a wall. Here’s a sketch-up of the planned change in floor plan. It’s actually only a 20 inch by 6 foot long addition. But it made space for a tub and a quarter turn of the sink. That change will allow a bit of standing room in the bathroom, something it was very short on before.
So a 20-inch wall move? Not a huge deal if you have a competent woodworker for a husband, right? But it turned out that the sink vent stack was in that wall. AND the shower plumbing is also going to be moved around the corner to a different wall, to accommodate the new tub. Grand total on the plumbing alone? Somewhere in the $1200 range. Yikes. But the work has needed to be done for awhile and it will be a wonderful upgrade, so we are doing it. The new tub got dragged upstairs today by my strong sons. And here’s a pix of my handsome hubby in that sliver of new space in the midst of the adding-on.
I’ll keep you posted.