The hole formerly known as my bathroom.
I wrote previous about how I needed to do some upgrades to my bathrooms. Well, for the last two weeks I've been working on this. This weekend we did make some progresss - we practically destroyed my bathroom! :) This weekend, my dad and I managed to completely rip out the sink, the cabinet beneath it and the large mirror above it. We also bought (and returned) several sinks and cabinets for various reasons. Some didn't fit, some were damaged. We bought new drains, new faucets, new wall valves, etc. If it's connected to the sink, I probably bought it this weekend! I'm pretty much replacing everthing that isn't sticking out of the wall on those sinks! Right now, my bathroom has a big empty spot where the sink used to be. It's just a toilet and a tub now... Now that the sink is out, I have to do a few things before I can put the new on in.
First, I have to patch up the damage to the wall that was caused by us ripping the mirror out. Imagine me and my 73 year old father swinging a 3 foot long machete behind the mirror over and over again trying to break through the glue holding it in place. The patching will likely be done tomorrow after work (an easy job. Shouldn't take long). You can see where the glue holding the mirror got ripped off in the photo above. It's those big round(ish) marks on the wall.
Once the walls are all patched up, then I have to paint the entire bathroom... The walls are all dirty and banged up from the removal of the sink. Plus the bathroom was badly in need of painting anyway. I'll likely do the painting starting Tuesday after work. Hopefully that won't take more than a night or two to complete. You can see how dirty the walls are in the photo above.
Then I have to go and buy a bunch of floor tiles to fill in the blank spot on the floor where the sink used to be. Then we have to put those down and grout them in place. The reason I need the new tiles here is because the new sink and cabinet is a different size from the old one. This means I'd end up with a gap in front of the sink without tiles. That would look bad. We can't have that. I'll likely do this with Dad, this coming weekend. You can see the blank spot on the floor where there are no tiles in the photo above. That's where the cabinet beneath the sink used to be.
Then, once all that stuff is done, we can finally install the new sink and cabinet. That means that it will have taken me at least three weeks to do ONE bathroom. Then I have to all the same stuff to the other bathroom. I'll be working on these damn bathrooms for weeks to come.