Lots of exciting work is happening at the house, but in truth I am hitting that point of being sooooo desperate to move in already. I know you can't rush a good thing, but have also learned that it is true when people tell you a reno will take twice as long as you think it will. Such a bummer. But I'll save my whining.
Fortunately, we are making really good progress on the main bathroom of the house, so I thought it was high time I shared the before pics of this space.
If you missed checking out the other bathroom, check out the before pics and design/progress posts. To see more of our main floor, check out the bedrooms here.
Like much of the main floor, this room sported some very burgundy walls.
It also featured a window (a) against code in terms of its placement and (b) rotting/showing major black mould (a home inspection revealed that this was also behind the white ceramic tiles, so we'd have to gut this whole space just for safety, though we'd have done it anyway for aesthetics).
See the nastiness on the window? Hard to tell in this iPhone pic, but trust me it was icky. The mould was painted over, probably when they opted to show the house. But it was still readily apparent to our inspector.
Don't feel bad about us ripping out all those tiles and whatnot, either. They had seen better days...
And the fixtures, though funcitonal, just weren't what I envisioned.
This sink was actually in good shape, but since this is our main bath I knew a pedestal sink wouldn't do it for us storage wise. Say hello to craigslist, mr. sink.
In the pic above you can also see the vinyl flooring. During demo we found this really easily came out as it was only glued down around the edges. Score!
The mirror and light we've saved, to either use someplace else, donate, or craigslist. Time will tell.
And the toilet (sorry -- this photo is refusing to rotate!) is getting a good cleaning and then being popped right back in. Since it is relatively new, clean, and white, just like the basement bathroom, this one is staying put. Hooray for reusing and saving some money!
I'll be back soon to share updates on how the space is looking and tell you all about our plans for this little room, but for now let me tell you my favourite parts: white and grey marble, polished chrome, white subway tiles, a vanity with drawers, and a rain shower head. So exciting!
P.S. Robin kindly let me know that, since I switched to Google+, my posts were "hidden" in her Google Reader feed. Yikes! I suck at technology and have so little time at the computer these days that I have opted to switch back for now. Hopefully this fixes things up. Can you tell me if this post appeared in your reader today? I am also looking into Feedly and Bloglovin' for myself and exploring ways to make it easier for readers to keep up with things on Simcoe Street. Suggestions welcome! I am also contemplating hiring out for a blog redesign -- the technical side of things is not my forte - - but given the state of my house the idea of pulling apart the blog is a bit too much right now. Still, if you have any recommendations, I'm all ears!