After a week and a half, still no sightings of Kitchen Guy, though he has promised to show up tomorrow…Friday…23 November…you are all witnesses. Bathroom Guy has also been the Invisible Man, although he has an excuse…not much he can do until Kitchen Guy gives him the go-ahead to do the backsplash in the kitchen. Glass Guys showed up, five days later than originally planned, and the shower doors did go on, which is why I thought I would post a few pics. They won’t be “before and after” but more like “before and during” *snort*
First, my quirky little house from the outside. Some of these pics were taken by the real estate agent through a fisheye lens so they look a little skewed. But you can get the general idea.
Not to forget, my little plaque designating it as a heritage building:
And my only addition to the outside….an equally quirky birdhouse
This was the original bathroom on the main floor. I liked to call it the bowling alley bathroom because it was long and narrow and had fixtures right out of a 50’s bowling alley, including the spiffy pink sink and terlet, with matching pink tiles and pink streaks in the genuine arborite countertops. The camera lens makes it look deceptively wide, unlike the exterior of the house which looks deceptively small, but believe me, there was just enough room to get my hips past the washer and dryer *snort*
That would be the shower at the very back. Sort of a tiled closet with unique venting system…half a louvre door nailed above the shower door. The washer and dryer were puny apartment-sized, good for doing a single towel at a time, and since the dryer wasn’t even hooked up or vented, I suspect the former owners used the laundromat down the street.
The demo begins
Whilst tearing out the walls, they found two of the original windows and a farm door. I plan to save the one window by sanding down the frame and replacing the glass with mirror.
Here it is all gutted, bulkheads gone, closet shower gone and the wall opened up, ceiling raised about a foot and a half after taking out the goofy florescent fixture.
And here…new drywall, shower getting tiled…
And today, with terlet in place, the glass doors installed. Still waiting on the vanity and lights and cabinets, but at least it’s functional and awful purdy *s*
Tomorrow, after Kitchen Guy leaves…if he shows up…I’ll post some pics of that next.