as you know Gary and I bought our first house together a few weeks ago. and we have not even lived in it yet as we wanted to do some major remodeling before we moved in officially. we were not really sure what we were getting ourselves into. we knew it was going to be a big project and take some time but we are realizing now that it is taking even more time! hence we are still living with Michelle while we wait for the project to get a little bit more finished before we move in for good.
each night we drive over to the house to check up on the status of the remodeling. have to keep an eye on those contractors as they seem to not always listen to what we want them to do!
here are some pictures of the new house remodeling.
but first here are some pictures of what everything looked like beforehand.
our master bedroom from the back corner shooting towards the front of the room. you can see the door to the room, then the door to the closet, and then the door to the bathroom. pretty much we are changing everything!
the old shower. I was not a fan of this shower. it was really small even for me to get into.
and here is the entry way into the bathroom. the old bathroom here was just a little out-dated and had a very unique shape to it. it was a ‘L-shape’ style bathroom.
we worked real hard to figure out the best way to redo the whole thing with making it more up-to-date and look more like a normal bathroom.
here is our new entry way to our master bedroom. we had to do rebuild me a closet as we expanded the master bathroom.
here is my closet entry from inside the bedroom. we had some issues here with the size of the door. for both closets we went back and forth on size of door. we decided to go with 26 inch doors that will swing into the closets. we were unsure if we should swing in or swing out. but finally decided that the best option might be swinging in and just using a smaller door like the 26 inch.
these closets were a big debate for a long time. I think we made the right decisions.
this is a view of Gary’s closet that we rebuilt as well, as we expanded the bathroom into some of the ‘old’ closet and took out the linen closet that they had in the original bathroom.
here is the front of our old bathroom. this is the old toilet and old vanity. we got a new toilet coming in and a brand new vanity that we picked out a few weeks ago. we have heard that it has arrived!! excited to see what it looks like when they put it in soon.
this is the old and tiny shower that the original bathroom had that we are replacing with a tub and a separate shower.
the demolition begins – so excited but yet we are a little nervous as well. this is a big project for our first house together.
our new entry to the master bathroom, we finally got lights in there. the electrician was out there before Gary left for the wedding. so when I got back it was my first time seeing the bathroom with the lighting in there. I approved of what Gary came up with for the lighting.
my entry to my new closet. and you can see Gary’s closet entry over there to the right side of the picture.
our new TUB! well just the layout of it.
again we changed our thoughts on the position of the new tub. first we had it going long ways against the wall but then decided to turn it to be adjacent to the shower.
here is where our new shower is going to be. it will be tiled with glass doors. then the tub right there next to it. and you can see Gary’s closet there behind the shower.
remodeling status of today:
well, last night we went over to the new house and everything is coming along great. they have prepped the floors to put down the red oak wood flooring that we picked out. so hopefully that gets put down soon!
as for the bathroom and new closets, everything is built and has new dry wall up. now we are just waiting for the contractors to start putting the tile down and put in the new vanity and toilet! then there is just the painting left to do.
exciting times. they are thinking another 2-3 weeks before it is COMPLETELY finished. yikes. guess Michelle is getting us as roommates a little bit longer.
a little side note- this new house of ours already has given us our first major plumbing issue. before any of this remodeling began we ran into a major plumbing issue. Gary worked hard over a few weeks with a few different plumbers to see what the problem was. it was a little stressful there for some time as we could not use any restroom. but now everything is working fine. so hopefully we do not run into any more plumbing issues. fingers crossed!
Twins Question: so what do you think of the remodeling? anyone else experience plumbing issues at your home? anyone have fun plans for this weekend? what about cinco de mayo?
till next time,