Here are the tasks for updating the bathroom:

Here's the bathroom layout now:

Here's the new plan:

Plan made with HGTV room planner,,HGTV_17897_23822,00.html.

- remove crazy shelf above toilet that hits you in the back when you sit on the toilet Marc removed this on December 5, 2006, the day we took ownership of the house.
- change bedroom closet into smaller linen closet with door into hallway and bathroom instead of into bedroom
- move vanity/light/medicine cabinet into now-empty space (possibly also get bigger vanity, new light fixture and new tub hardware)
- replace bathroom galvanized pipes with copper pipes
- reseat toilet with functional wax ring Finished on April 9, 2006.
- Fix wood rot in bathroom floor (part of the pest inspection)
- retile bathroom floor with smaller white tiles (still looking for perfect pattern)
- retile bathtub with decent tiles Re-did grout/caulk on Dec. 3, 2006. I'll probably want to retile at some later time.. but for now the caulk and grout are enough.
- Add exhaust fan/light combo over tub with a twist timer Installed Feb. 2, 2006.


View into the bathroom from the hallway
View of bathroom if you're standing in the tub
Same view but slightly higher
The original vanity
Butt-ugly light fixture

Relevant Blog entries:

Ok, so we're not plumbers (In which I force Marc to break the tub faucet, then "fixed" by Anthony #1)
Holiday Hub-Bub (Anthony #2 fixes the problems caused by Anthony #1)
Transitioning from livable to comfortable (Hot water from shower achieved!)
Bathroom Remodel (Planning for remodel)
Materialism (Added the fan/light combo)
Why we hate Mr. O... (Long and detailed RANT about why the PO sucks.)
Drip, drip, drip ... Still not plumbers (In which I force Marc to break the bolts on the toilet tank, and then fix it)
From the heights of happiness.. to the depths of tragedy... (In which we replace the toilet paper holder and add another towel bar.)
High on caulk fumes (In which I re-do the grout and caulk in the bathtub.)
Rejiggering of Bathroom Plan (Where I have a flash of insight and simplify the bathroom remodel plan.)