Open Door

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Old Home Bathroom Remodel - Part 2

When we stopped last week, the last of the demolition was finished. And when we finally got the last of the plywood up, we were finally able to assess what needed to be done. Some of the framing in the back wall needed reinforcement and then we closed the window hole and added some insulation.

Area where window had been.

Back of house prior to the window area being finished.

Then we had to fix the water damage to the sub floor.

New sub-floor installed.

Finally, we were able to begin putting the room back together!

Tub installed.

Surround installed.

Caulking, caulking caulking.

I didn’t get a final good picture of our work, but I have never been happy with the colors. I will get a new picture when we put the house up for sale.

Finished except for the light - see wire hanging over sink.

What’s the moral of this story? When starting a project in an old house, leave plenty of time and money for the surprises that you will find!
Next blog on Thursday.



  1. What a fantastic job on the bathroom! Looks great!

  2. My husband and I have rehabbed 2 houses so I totally appreciate all the hard work you're doing. We've also run into "surprises" and some were pleasant ones. I love reading your blog and look forward to the day when all is done and you move into Toad Hall.

    BTW: The bathroom looks fantastic!

  3. Thank you ladies! Even though it's been crazy, it's been fun too. We laugh at ourselves and each other quite often and hope to be able to share more mirth and results with you.