Posted on | January 8, 2009 | 7 Comments
It’s time for some photos of our house renovation progress. We been slowly working on the bathroom on the first floor but have run into a number of problems. One the biggest issues: the floors are really sagging. Greg has spent months replacing the beams in the back section of the house. Funny because the back area is a new section that was added in the 1960s-70s. The sagging was due to water damage and settling that just wasn’t ever taken care of. All the problems were little problems and now have become big problems. #2 problem at the moment: the pipes froze when were gone in New York for a few nights. This being because we have no insulation in the house and that the first floor has it’s own furnace which is broken.
So here we are with our really gutted bathroom. (Click here to see more photos of what it did look like.) I know it looks really bad! We think this bathroom area was built sometime in the mid-1970s. We found some chip bags and newspapers in the floor boards from the 1970s. Greg is in the process of removing a concrete slab in the middle of the floor so we can flip flop the pipes. Before the toilet was on the right the tub on the left. The old configuration just doesn’t work because there is large window in the tub. We can’t change the window because of historic code so we have to flip the positioning. Who doesn’t love to gaze out the window when your on the throne? After we get the pipes in and the pitch just right then all the other fun stuff comes like new walls, insulation, floors. Don’t you want a fixer upper?