The first thing we did was to change up the kitchen...here is the before:
And here is the after:Granicrete done. It is an interesting process where you get to help with the coloring as it is being done. There are 4 layers of concrete that go right over your existing counter top. Yes-right on top! It's incredible, really!
Can you see the transformation?!?! We just LOVE it! The main thing in the bathroom was to get the shower OUT. It was horrible and probably not doing good things for our health. So that was the first thing to go.
Then they had to figure out where everything had to go for the new shower. One day I came home to this
where they had to jackhammer a hole in the concrete to re-work the plumbing underground. That wasn't the only plumbing work that was done. If you look in the before pictures you might be able to see that there isn't a ceiling so all of the pipes are exposed. You can even see J's shower towel hanging on one of them! The people before us had done the bathroom themselves (this was clear...) and used PVC piping to "get by." Well that in combination with original (I'm convinced!) piping from 1946 meant it was time for a change. So now we have brand new pipes and a ceiling too! It feels so much more like a real bathroom and a finished space. I have to say, as much as I love the ceiling, that's not my very favorite thing. This is...
Yes, it's a floor. But it's not just a floor. It's a HEATED tile floor. Just a little step up from the stick down tiles that were there before. I'm a bit bummed because this bathroom isn't technically my bathroom. It's really J's bathroom, but after having the before for the last 7 years, I think he deserves it!
We are blessed to be able to do these things to our house. Thank you to those who helped make it so beautiful over the last few months! We love everything about it!