For the past year and a half, we have been remodeling our house an area at a time. When I say we, I mean my we have been hiring my father in law, because we, my husband and I, know our limits. I can paint, decorate and hang things really well. I am really good at putting together furniture with directions, but I’m not about to tear apart a room and rebuilt it from the ground up…even with directions. My husband, well, he is an excellent photographer, editor, and producer….meaning, his skills and talents do not lie in hammers and nails.
Our latest project was the downstairs, basement bathroom. Our basement bathroom was so disgusting, we wouldn’t let guests near it. “Yes, of course we have a bathroom you can use; it’s right upstairs. Oh that, yes it is a bathroom, but you don’t want to go in there…trust me!”
Now here would be the place that I would insert a before picture of said bathroom to really get my point across, but I don’t have one because I didn’t take one. I know….FAIL! Think of that gross basement bathroom in your best buds from high school’s house; permanent gunk in the shower stall, yuck and muck in the corners, crusty hard water stains galore…. it was like that, only yuckier!
Here it all is in my backyard…already an improvement!
This is the part of the blog where I tell you what a construction genius my father in law is. The man has tackled every remodeling project we’ve thrown at him, and, boy, did he earn his money with this one! When he tore out the old tub and shower, he found a hodgepodge, concrete mess. The previous handy-man (and I’m using that term loosely) just dumped piles of concrete and set the tub on it, leaving holes and an uneven mess, adding more work and time to the project to remove and fix.
With the wrongs righted, we were once again moving forward and my father in law set about installing the new shower.
Here’s what I found on the outside of the shower box.
Ummmmm, I might not be the one actually doing the work, but I think you need more than just those things.
Hhhmmm, nope, still not a complete list.
They need a list that says: Hey you, thinking you can do this, you probably shouldn’t even think about it unless you are a highly talented, patient, and wise soul that can shoot from the hip and problem solve on the fly, because these projects are never what they seem to be!
Luckily for me, I have my father in law who can do all these things and can create this, a bathroom we can finally show and show off to people.