Carlton renovation: week one

So, we made it one whole week! I still haven’t decided if that’s a glass half full or half empty statement. The thought of getting to week twenty with this series of posts scares the crap out of me, but really, we’re one whole week closer to our dream bathroom – now that’s pretty exciting!

The week actually got a little crazier than originally planned. Here’s the break down.

The demolition was WAY harder than our contractor was expecting. After three days of tearing out reinforced metal + tile walls and 8 inches of concrete that could only be removed by jackhammer and patience our master bathroom was down to it’s original 1928 studs…

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And then we decided, “you know what? Let’s just do the other bathroom, too.” Yep. You read that right. Yep, we’re completely crazy. So, on Sunday our little family took our final showers in the green bathroom (the guest bathroom that shares a wall with the master bathroom) and said our goodbyes.

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By noon J, his brother, and our dads were in there with sledge hammers and crow bars. This is what the green bathroom looks like now.

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So now we’re completely shower less. We pack hobo bags and sneak into our neighboring families houses to steal their water. Luca’s living the dream though and kinda loving sink baths… Must be nice to bathe in your own house kid… Must be nice.

As for renovation updates, the master bathroom has been re-plumbed and they’ve started the electrical. It seems like smooth sailing but we did have our first scare. Nothing like no heat or water on a Friday night at 5:30pm. Praise the Lord we were able to get that fixed by 10pm and before I pulled my hair out. (And thank the Lord for really great friends) I’ll share more later. 🙂

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