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    Figured I'd share this, since I'm pretty damn proud of myself (and my boyfriend).

    We bought our first home last September for $52,000 (~1200sq/ft), knowing it needed a lot of updating, and decided that our first big project would be renovating the bathroom, since it was HORRIBLE.

    We had gotten out most of the gross stuff and lived with a semi-gutted bathroom for a while until time and finances allowed us to really dive in head first (we purchased everything we needed bit by bit and stored it all in the basement until we were ready to start swinging hammers).

    Here's some before, during, and current pictures. We should be finishing it up within the next week or so (have to tile the floor, finish some spackling, a few more sheets of drywall, paint, and install the vanity, etc. Not too much, in the grand scheme of things

    We gutted it down to the bare studs and floor joists (the REAL 2x4's, the home was built sometime around 1900.), and completely updated everything, plumbing, electrical, installed insulation, etc. We will also be running in-floor heating, using pex tubing run on the underside of the subfloor.

    Onto the pics:

    *edit* since it seems most of these pictures seemed to have unlinked themselves, here is the direct link to the complete photo album, it's public, so you should be able to see everything.

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    written on the inside of one of the bathroom walls...


    Interior bathroom wall, completely removed it.


    This was what was behind the wood paneling behind the toilet *barf*


    A friend helping us


    Gutted (it was the only bathroom in the house, so the tub and toilet had to stay as long as possible)




    Where every toilet belongs during a renovation


    This is what a dining room ceiling looks like after someone's foot goes through it


    Bathroom floor, Gone. Dining room ceiling, Gone.


    New sub floor, new plumbing, toilet installed temporarily.


    Jet Tub, in.


    New wall, electrical, insulation


    Drywall going up
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    WOW! That's a crazy project to take on, especially since it's the only bathroom!
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    Vapor Barrier



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    Tile going up






    Grouted





    Just have to caulk it and seal the grout, and install the fixtures Then we're onto the flooring hopefully this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedlysane View Post
    WOW! That's a crazy project to take on, especially since it's the only bathroom!
    Yea, we were without a toilet or shower for a few days. Fortunately, we have some friends that live about 2 blocks away....

    Somewhere in the midst of this demo, we decided that we are going to add a 1/2 bath downstairs in the kitchen.

    We finished grouting at around 2am this morning. Still need to do a little touching up/clean up, then they'll be ready to seal in a few days, then SHOWER TIME!!
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    Looking great

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    Wow nice job!! Dedication right there.
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    very nice, i like the small colored tiles in the recesses in the tub area

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    Congratulations and good luck!

    Having completely gutted and remodelled a few apartments while living in them I know what you're going through!

    It's all worth it in the end though!
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    Very good. Looks like it will shine when you are done
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