All Torn Up

Not me, it’s my bathroom that’s all torn up.  After three years of dealing with a shower whose drain is not the lowest point, we finally began work today on a project to remove, regrade, and re-tile the shower and adjacent floor.  Things are kind of a mess.  Pictures and more details coming soon.

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  1. i’ve never really known how much we took bathrooms for granted until we had to redo the main one in my house. granted, we had another in the upper level but i remember cringing at the thought of having to take care of business outside of the house if i wasn’t so fortunate =/

  2. is it because of those guys fixing the pool remind you to do this?  I remembered the hazzle of having the upstairs shower floor torn up to fix a leak to the dowstairs.  It was not a present ordeal.   I hope you have  the shower in the “annex” to use for the mean time? 

  3. I’ve been thinking of updating my bathroom. But I only have one in my condo so I have to figure out what to do while they are working on it. Mind you, I’m not even sure what I want to upgrade aside from a better sink, more storage, nicer tiles and water saving toilet.

  4. @The_Eyes_Of_A_Painter –  Yeah, but we might have to call it “This Darn Not-That-Old Condo!” =D@brooklyn2028 – @a_strange_wind_blowing –  Thanks, I’m hoping this is only a three-day project like the handyman promised. We’ll see, though. Stay tuned!@Fatcat723 –  The process of getting to the finished result can be a pain. But if we no longer have to squeegee the water from the corners of the shower each time we use it, it will be worth it!@ElusiveWords –  In that case, having only one bathroom, a remodel would be especially challenging.@stevew918 –  It wasn’t the pool work that prompted it, although it did serve as a big visual reminder. It was more the fact that the paint on the exterior wall is bubbling, probably from moisture that has seeped through from the shower. I pestered Tawn so he would pester the handyman. Yes, we’re using the facilities in the Annex, so that isn’t that bad.@ThePrince –  The convenience of having a bathroom so handy is never appreciated until you don’t have one so handy anymore!

  5. How does the water get out if the drain isn’t at the lowest level? I always hate stagnent pooling water at the bottom of the shower, particularly because it’s always full of the dirty bits and stuff. =/ Goodluck with the construction work!

  6. @AzureRecollections – Squeegee + old towel.@murisopsis – Cost is no object!  Well, at least not to the extent that getting it done correctly is more important.  Tawn, the handyman, and I conferred this morning before they start laying the cement.  One thing I know for sure: I don’t know nearly enough Thai to have (and understand) that conversation.

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