Sunday, July 10, 2011

The old WC

We decided to remodel the downstairs bathroom. This is the "before" picture.

At present, there is tile on the floor only. We had planned to put tile up at least on the wall behind the sink, but never got around to it until now. So, the remodel will involve putting up floor-to-ceiling tile on all four walls. The tiler is coming the day after tomorrow, so my job is to remove everything - the commode, the sink, the mirror, the light, light switch, and electrical outlet. As well as the ceramic tile "baseboard", since that will be replaced by the new tile.

The current mirror is a frameless "Ikea special". We'd rather have the mirror in a wooden frame, with a shelf underneath it to hold some of the stuff that inevitably gets placed on the sink ledge. So, we will have the mirror  cut down in size, so that when framed it will be about the same size as it is now. The light fixture puts out a lot of light, but that is it's only redeeming feature. Otherwise it's pretty ugly and in need of replacing.

The tiler came and went. Here are some pictures of how the new tile looks after Day 1. The tiler will drop by tomorrow morning to finish the job (grout and final cleanup).

The board is there to hold up the tile that is above the door, until the "mud" (glue) dries.

A couple shots taken while tiling work was still underway. If you look closely, you can see the little plastic wedges he used to keep the tiles from sliding down under the influence of gravity.

Tiler's toolbox and sponge bucket.

Here are some shots taken after the tiler finished his work. As you can see, my work isn't done yet.

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