Pre-tile Work on the Downstairs Shower

Getting the shower box to the point that it was actually ready for tile was quite a process. After installing all of the plumbing, we had to create the cement pad for the floor, hang cement board, and waterproof the whole thing. Here is a timelapse video of that process with some corny narration- downstairs […]

Plumbing the Downstairs Shower

As a part of the downstairs bathroom renovation we rerouted most of the plumbing. The shower is located where a very large bathtub originally sat. None of the old plumbing was up to code, and had to be seriously overhauled. Here is a narrated timelapse video of the process for plumbing the shower drain and […]

Bathroom Reveal (Partial!)

As you may have noticed by now, we are working on the bathroom (heck, all of the house), in various stages because working full-time and remodeling full-time is not quite possible. The first half of the bathroom looks like a half, but remodel-wise is closer to 75%. Anyway, it means we are on the home […]

Bathroom Update 1: Tiling (Partial)

We’ve made a lot of progress on the bathroom, namely tiling the floor and getting the toilet and vanity installed. It was a…process. That said, Jake compiled a few well narrated informative videos for all you aspiring novice tilers out there; I think it looks great, and we are now gearing up for the bigger […]

Downstairs Bathroom Update

We started tearing down this bathroom in late July. But got sidetracked by the deck (also, we both got very busy with our jobs). The drywall portion of the bathroom took a lot longer than we anticipated. It was mostly my fault for buying regular joint compound instead of the 90 minute stuff. I just […]

Replacing the Bathroom Window

The downstairs bathroom is one of the rooms that we knew from the outset was going to be a full teardown and rebuild. One feature that we were keen on changing was the tiny window. It appeared to be one of the original windows from when the house was built. It was a 20″ by […]

Downstairs Bathroom Demolition Part II

One thing that I have learned as Britt and I are going through this process, is that it’s hard to do good work and also have good content. When I get into a groove during a project, the last thing that I want to do is take off my gloves and try to get some […]

Downstairs Bathroom Demolition Part I

Okay, so this bathroom was meant to be our ‘first’ project. In true 2020 fashion, nothing has really gone according to plan. Instead of getting straight into the heavy lifting, we did a lot of the easy stuff first, since we didn’t officially own the place until we had already lived here for several weeks. […]