Remember way back when, I started the EASY basement bathroom reno? Yeah me either 🙂
Any who we hit a few road bumps and I had to bring in a plumber to help finish the job. So much for an easy quick project. After taking a look at the plumbing he was shock that there were no shut offs either. A few hours of him banging around the old sink was out and I was able to install the new floor. Which would have been easy if the floor was square. Cutting peel and stick tile out around pipes and the toilet was not fun! He came back a few days later to put the new sink in, again not as easy as I thought it would be. Here is a peek back at the old bathroom.
Are you ready for this…?
It looks sooooo much better, yes it turned out to be a pain in the ass but some projects are just like that. Here is a side by side look.
The basement bathroom project has been humming along until this weekend. I started painting and taking down all the fixtures I didn’t need or want. 1st thing to go was the toilet seat, the new one was only 5 bucks and SO worth it (ewww). Next I made my way over to the vanity and started undoing all the screws that seemed like they were holding it together…and thats where the progress stopped. I found 2 problems that were above my knowledge.
The lights– I unscrewed it and was expecting to see a junction box. NOPE just this hot mess!
Not really sure where to go from here… any thoughts out there in cyberspace??
The Plumbing- ummm where do I begin? So we have no IDEA where the hot water shut off is, so how does one change out the fixtures then??
The pipe on the left is the hot water line, it go’s into the wall behind the vanity. Leaving the vanity trapped, in its UGLY location. Again anyone out there with any ideas??
So yeah thats where I’m stuck I hate not having this project done already 😦 Here is a peek at how it all looks right this very second.
I laid the new tile down just to see what it would look like.
look how lonely he looks 😦 just waiting for his new home.
OI I hate this mess, and I thought this was going to be a easy little project… boooooooooooooooo.