Bathroom renovation (Before)

For the last couple of days, my household was left with one bathroom to share between seven people. It’s not too bad because it’s mostly guys in the house. It would be worse it if it was mostly girls. You know how they like to hog the bathroom.

This bathroom is in the basement, right next to my room. The bathroom and my room is divided by a wall. When someone takes a shower in the other room, I can hear them. If I have my music on, I can hear it from the bathroom. This bathroom was raised about a foot and a half off the ground. When we first moved into this house, that bathroom wasn’t there but my dad added it in. The other half of that room is being used as a laundry room. Now, he’s planning to turn that room into one room. He’s planning on putting in a shower rather than a bathtub. When the bathtub was in, I wasn’t able to take a shower. Well, I was able to but I had a hard time because there would be about an inch before my head would touch the ceiling. So with a stand up shower, it would be easier and more economical.
We had some new windows installed around our house which helped with insulation and it helped with moving debris out of the basement. Removing the windows took a click of a button. Without these windows, we would have had to move the debris the hard way, which would have meant that we would have had to climb a flight of stairs before getting outside.

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It sort of looks like it’s a painting but it’s not. The windows were removed and you’re staring at the side of the next house. And the thing at the lower right hand corner are two large coffee from Tim Horton’s which I bough for my dad and the neighbour. Little did I know that they were already drinking beer. Right now I am on my second cup of coffee. I’m not sleeping tonight.

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This was where the bathtub was located. Behind the black insulation is my room. We had to tear down the old tiles and the old dry wall. One of the pipes in this area was leaking because every now and then, the floor in my room would start getting wet.

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On the ceiling you can see a vent. This vent was supposed to help with ventilation. But every time I turn on that fan, I wouldn’t notice any difference. It was as if the vent just sucked up air and did nothing with it. I was told today that the vent didn’t go anywhere because it was blocked on the other end. So air being sucked out just ended up going back into the washroom. No wonder it always stunk. This whole time, I always thought someone just forgot to flush.

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These are the pipes that were attached to the toilet. When the carpet in my room was wet, I hoped that it wasn’t leaking from toilet. But after twisting and turning some of the pipes, we saw that there was a little leakage from the main pipe. That’s not a good sign. And after looking around for a bit, I noticed that the pipe for the toilet and the pipe for the drain of the bathroom were connect. Again, not a good sign.

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The pipe that is closest to the redish knobs is the drain pipe for the bathroom sink. To the left of it, is the pipe that was for the toilet. And to the right of that is the drain pipe for the bathtub. You can see how they are all connecting to one main pipe that goes into the ground. I guess that’s how it’s supposed to be like, but if the toilet was clogged that would mean that the other two pipes would be clogged too. That would suck big time.

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This is the hole that was made in order to investigate the leak that was going into my room. Right now, it’s being covered with another layer of drywall but it’s not covered properly.

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As you can see, that is the other side of that hole. Not much of a good job done there but it served its purpose. I use to have my computer desk in this location but due to the leaking, I had to relocate it. You can see the wall socket beside the drywall and you know that electricity and water don’t mix.

I’m eager to see how the new bathroom will look. The hardest part is pretty much over. The construction of the new bathroom shouldn’t be too hard. My dad has the layout all planned out in his head. I think before we get the new stuff installed, we’re gonna have to fix up this hole in my room.