The day has finally arrived! Our bathroom renovation is well and truly underway.
Today the demolition crew arrived and have swiftly ripped out all of the old fixtures, chiselled off most of the tiles and are currently jack hammering out the concrete screed floor.
I’m actually outside typing this because the noise in the house is so loud from the jackhammer that my brain is rattling.
The rubbish skip is almost full, they’ll have to have another delivered for all of the concrete debris.
I was planning on doing a weekly update, but so much has changed in one day that I thought it would warrant a quick post.
On Saturday our temporary bathroom was delivered. It’s a little self-contained toilet and shower ensuite unit on wheels. The Mr did a ton of research to find the best solution for us, and it took a lot of ringing around to find a portable toilet hire company that had ones small enough to fit through our back gate. Ours is from Wheelie Bathrooms (not sponsored) and costs about $250 per week.
Even though we’ll now have to go outside to shower and do our business, it’s really not as bad as I’d imagined.
The unit is connected to water and power, and has an inbuilt water heater. The toilet uses a macerating pump which is connected straight into the sewer, so no chemical toilet emptying. Yay! It even has a mini space heater inside which will help with the cold mornings.
Here’s a mini tour:
We’d planned to have this renovation start in Summer but sometimes things just don’t work out as expected, so it was now or never.
I spent all of last night emptying out the old bathroom and chucking out a ton of old products and expired medicine. It still left me with 2 big boxes of stuff that I’ll probably Konmari again before it goes back into the new bathroom. I’ve banned the Mr from buying anymore hair wax, I think I found about opened 4 jars stashed away.
If you haven’t seen them already, here are the bathroom before photos.
I’ll try an post the plans and finishes for the new bathroom design later this week.