Monday, May 21, 2007
The Bathroom......................... Is Finished
I started this project in November of last year. Here's what the corner of the basement originally looked like before I got my hands on it.
posted by El Capitan at 12:00 AM
nice work! In the before photo, I don't see any wall or floor penetrations, did you have to install sanitary and supply lines as well?
again, this looks really impressive.
That is quite impressive. Like zopher, I didn't see any plumbing connections in the "before" picture.
If you had to do all of that as well, I can't imagine taking on such a challenge.
awesome work, cap...and your wife has great taste9:12 AM
Zoph, RWA, the only plumbing was off to the left of the 'before' photo. There were two drain pipes coming through the cement. One for the sink, and one for the toilet. I added a 'Y' connection and ran a drain pipe to where the shower is located. I then had to build a platform so the shower could sit over the drain pipe, which is why there's a step up to the shower. I then ran water pipes behind the finished portion of the basement walls about 30 feet, connecting them to where my water softner and water heater are.
All of that was easy. The worst part of all of this mess was getting the drywall sanded down smooth enough, and the door frame. I butchered the door frame when I installed it, so it's not as nice as everything else. My first door install, so there were lots of lessons learned on that one.
Of course she has great taste, she married the Cap, right? Seriously though, she's really good at decorating, and doing it on a budget. She spent so little, it made up for my mismanagement of the bathroom budget.
Welcome back. I meant to post more on the blog but I got sidelined by a cold that got both the missus and myself. Ugh.
Big job - but an excellent job from the pics, by you and by the Mrs. Y'all done good!7:26 PM