Remodel Stories: First Steps in a Bathroom Remodel
Early October started off rather chilly in Minnesota, and because our plumber also does heating work he was tied up with furnace issues for the first half of the month. So we had to wait a while longer for him to make time to tear out the fixtures we were planning on eliminating.
Initially we had just planned on having him remove one toilet and the smaller vanity so we could punch through the wall. The more we thought about it and after a closer look at both rooms we decided that the plumber’s time and ours would be better spent if we had him do everything that could possibly be done this trip so that he would only have to come back to connect everything when we were finished.
So, out came both toilets, one was eliminated entirely, the other we will replace.
Both vanities are now gone and one of the toe kick vents was removed.
The water lines and drain for the second sink were roughed in and the existing vent stack moved over behind the tub.
The other vent was moved from the old location which was again in a toe space, to the floor, closer to the wall.
It was rather hectic, trying to chip away tile, haul out debris, and just keeping pace with everything that was going on. By the end of the day we had decided we were way ahead of the game and could take the weekend off to rake leaves before the snow flies!
Authored by Wendy Anderson on October 29, 2012 - 8:00am