Thursday, March 13, 2008

a half bathroom??

I can't tell you how excited I am about the work Dan did over the weekend!! we totally have the beginnings of a bathroom downstairs!

I'm tempted to install the toilet soon, just so we could really call it a half-bath, even though it'll be awhile till we get to the finishing touches. Like walls..

I guess it wouldn't make much sense to have the toilet until we get the water lines run.. and if we're going to do that, we might as well go ahead and run some electricity too.. and by that there no sense not going the full monte and having walls and a floor.. maybe a sink too..

Well, it's still exciting. This is the beginning of the structure and renovation of our house. The foundation, and even the driveway was really just fixing what was here so we could get started. This feels like really getting started.

And Dan got to play with his toys!

This laser level has saved our sanity on many occasions (when we get to the kitchen I'll tell you about the 2 different types of people in the world: people who want the cabinets to be level, and people who want the cabinets to look level.. ne'er the twain shall meet)

Once the walls were up, we measured and chalked out where all the fixtures will be.. turns out the plumber that did the work with the foundation job put the stub-out
for the toilet a few inches further from the wall than it was supposed to be (the green lawn chair in the last picture is our stand-in for the toilet), which in a bathroom this size might as well have been a mile.. so we're going to have to move it. So much for paying other people to do the work..

The framing nailer made such short work of the walls that Dan went through and put blocking in for the grab bars. We're making this bathroom as ADA compliant as we can in such a small space.. When we're too old to get up to our master bedroom suite in the attic we're planning to move in down there and live out the rest of our days, and we want to make it as comfortable as possible for our parents in the meantime.

And now the hallway looks like a hallway :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"the green lawn chair in the last picture is our stand-in for the toilet"

Wow. If I ever visit you, remind me not to sit in the green lawn chair.