Bathroom Makeover

We live in J’s Grandparent’s old house.  The bathroom and two small bedrooms were added on to the house when they got running water.  A few years later a shower was installed, in the basement.  It’s a big shower and the water pressure is great.  But it has a few issues, when it gets really cold the cement shower walls frost over and the basement is rather chilly.  The second problem is it’s a pain to clean.

J and I have been thinking about putting the shower upstairs for several years.  We try to do one home improvement project a year and this is the year of the bathroom.

J’s High School Shop Teacher retired from teaching and does remodeling jobs. He installed a surround shower around the existing tub.

Another carpenter and neighbor came to help with the plumbing.  J still has a little trim work to do, but took the first shower on Saturday night.  Now, we can shower in comfort and warmth!

It was a small project that will make a big difference to our lives.  No more “drawing straws” to see who showers first to warm up the shower area.  No more complaining wife while scrubbing cement shower walls.

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7 Responses to Bathroom Makeover

  1. Robyn, it looks great! It’s extra-nice that you have good water pressure in there – it can make or break even the most beautiful shower for me. Lucky for you that you have both now!

  2. Candy C. says:

    Looks great! I can just imagine showers in the basement in the winter in SD!! YIKES!! 😉

  3. Buttons says:

    Oh I love it congratulations a teacher now remodeler I like that too. He did a great job. B

  4. emily says:

    How exciting! I bet that feels pretty nice to have that project done!

    • Robyn says:

      It does, Emily! I got the bathroom cleaned last Friday and cleaned the basement shower and surrounding area this morning. I even vacuumed the entire basement. Check it off my list!

  5. J. Rhoades says:

    Oh wow, I can’t believed you lived showering like that for that long! It’s amazing what we’ll live with if we have too – I didn’t have kitchen counters or a kitchen sink for a good 6+ months when we first moved into our house. I’m glad you finally have a nice warm shower – your bathroom looks great!

    • Robyn says:

      It really isn’t that that bad of a place to shower. I do dislike cleaning the darn thing. Half the time I wear muck boots to clean it. I got it cleaned this morning, without mucks!

      You are right Jamie; it is amazing what we put up with sometimes. On occasion it makes sense to just keep up the status quo. But, when we do have an upgrade it makes us appreciate it that much more.

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