Bathroom – partly plumbed

It’s been a long weekend! We were working all day Sat and Mon. And Sunday morning, before escaping for an afternoon and evening out in the sun.

Dad put in the fan, had fun and games plumbing in the shower and bath and put the shower screen on. I did some tiling and grouting and lots of other little jobs.

Now that the baths in, I need to finish the tiling around the bath so it can be used!

partly plumbed bathroom

partly plumbed bathroom

bath and shower installed

bath and shower installed

shower screen installed

shower screen installed

heart shadow shower

heart shaped shower shadow

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Bathroom – ready for plumbing & fitting the suite

2 and a half weekends later I’ve done all the tiling until the plumbing and electrics are done (hello dad).

I’ve also done most of the grouting. Just got to buff up the tiles to get rid of the cement dust.

In a couple of weeks I should have a fully functioning bathroom 🙂

just needs buffing and the fan to go in

just needs buffing and the fan to go in

alcoves just need grouting

tiling done til shower bought and plumbed in

waiting for sink plumbing to be done

waiting for sink plumbing to be done

need to paint the ugly brown door frame!

need to paint the ugly brown door frame!

Bathroom tiling has begun

Tiling walls is way less pain than tiling floors. 8 hours later I’m still totally shattered and my back hurts, but no knee or ankle pain! 🙂
And tubbed adhesive makes the job lots faster! My hands aren’t cut to shreds yet either. Win, win.

Have done way more than I thought. Really pleased with it too.

bath wall

bath wall

window wall

window wall

Bathroom preperation

The bathroom is ready for tiling now.

It’s been emptied. Luckily dad was around to get the cast iron tub out… even in bits that thing was SO heavy! Dad also built the stud wall framework for my recess shelves. The shelves just need to be done.

I’ve stripped the artex, patched up render and plastered a fair bit of the walls. I plastered more than I needed to, just to practice plastering. It’s so much easier with proper plaster than it is with the patching plaster which is effectively joint filler.

before

before

empty

empty

boarded

boarded

tanked

tanked around bath/shower area

stud wall for recess shelves

stud wall for recess shelves

rendered

rendered

rendered

rendered

The plastering around the window was so dodgy, with the newer plaster sticking out a good few mm. No use for tiling. Made good now though.

first plastering attempt

first plastering attempt

plastered

plastered elec chased in for fan

plastered

plastered

Plastering is phsyically mega hard work. Just holding a loaded hawk for several hours kills your hand. Plus, I don’t own a drill bit for mixing, so mixed it all by hand.

Bathroom Floorplan

Time to start thinking about the upstairs bathroom.

  • The walls are lovely and artexed, so need to get them flat.
  • Then finally get rid of the old cylinder and pipes, which are no longer in use.
  • And make up some framework for the recessed shelves.
  • Tiling all the walls won’t be so fun but will look ace
  • Putting lino on the floor. Not as swish as tiles, but my feet will be warm.
  • Replacing the toilet with a brand new designer style one which I got for free
  • Weirdly there’s never been a basin installed.. so installing a wall hung designer style basin which cost me £15.

Old Layout

old bathroom

old bathroom

New layout

new layout

new layout