Welcome to Week One of the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge hosted by One Room Challenge (ORC) and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.
This is my third One Room Challenge. I participated in Spring 2019 and Fall 2019. I think I am addicted to the adrenaline and need for speed that is required. This ORC is different from all others because of the world-wide pandemic taking place at the time. The ORC was delayed a month to ensure that participants were not putting themselves or anyone else at risk while executing their projects.
The Pandemic Hit
Our chosen project is our family bathroom. I was a little worried that we would be able to complete the renovation in the allotted time. So, I researched and ordered my products in advance. Then two weeks before the kick off, we gutted the bathroom right down to the studs. Shortly after this, the ORC was postponed. Then, all three of our kids landed on our doorstep to ride out the pandemic at home.
The Remodel Proceeded
Given that we were in need of that additional bathroom, we forged ahead with the renovation. At this time, the renovation is almost complete. Over the next six weeks, I am going to take you through the renovation process.
Now on to the bathroom itself. On the surface, this bathroom just looks tired and in need of an update. But the biggest problem is that the shower doesn’t drain properly. The previous owners put in one of those synethic shower floors. But, it doesn’t have the proper slant, so water pools at the end of the shower opposite to the drain. This is exacerbated by the fact that there is no window in the room and the fan doesn’t work properly. This results in a dark and damp room.
The Shower Is the Biggest Issue
As part of the renovation, the shower will be ripped out, including those terrible shower doors and a new shower base will be installed. The whole bathroom will be tiled, including the shower, and a glass panel will be added.
On the vanity side of the room, the counter and sinks will be ripped out. The florescent lighting will be replaced and so will the fan.
We have decided to keep the cabinets as they are in good condition and we will paint them.
Initially, we decided to keep the tile floor. In the coming weeks I will explain the struggle with this decision.
I can’t wait to show you the design plan next week
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