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Remodeling Our Master Bathroom: October 2005 - January 2006

The master bath in our 17-year old house was not in bad shape, but it had a tiny, claustrophobia-inducing shower stall that we used every day and a huge Jacuzzi that we never used. There was nothing wrong with the Jacuzzi; it was just noisy and none of us found it very pleasant or relaxing. After living with this arrangement for 5 years, we decided to bite the (multi-thousand dollar) bullet and have it redone in a more modern, functional manner with a linen closet in place of the former shower stall and a large, glass-enclosed shower in place of the Jacuzzi. The work started on October 24. The contractor estimated 22-25 workdays and that's just about what it took. It was substantially complete by the beginning of December and we have been using it and enjoying the shower. The work is of high quality and the contractor met both the schedule and the budget.
The Jacuzzi - Bye bye.  We won't miss you.
The Jacuzzi - Bye bye. We won't miss you.
The vanity - not too bad, but showing its age
The vanity - not too bad, but showing its age
The shower stall - a last look
The shower stall - a last look
The toilet - to be saved and reinstalled
The toilet - to be saved and reinstalled
Out with the old
Out with the old
The new stuff, stacked in the garage
The new stuff, stacked in the garage
More new stuff (tiles)
More new stuff (tiles)
The toilet and interior door, stored for reinstallation
The toilet and interior door, stored for reinstallation
Where the vanity was
Where the vanity was
Wall between the Jacuzzi and the shower stall
Wall between the Jacuzzi and the shower stall
Former shower stall
Former shower stall
Where the Jacuzzi was
Where the Jacuzzi was
Day 2:  Roughing in the new shower
Day 2: Roughing in the new shower
End of the first week:  Shower bench roughed in
End of the first week: Shower bench roughed in
End of the first week:  Shower
End of the first week: Shower
End of the first week:  Linen closet walls, ceiling and floor installed
End of the first week: Linen closet walls, ceiling and floor installed
End of the first week:  Shower light and fan
End of the first week: Shower light and fan
Serious Progress on Day 8:  New vanity is in
Serious Progress on Day 8: New vanity is in
Day 8:  Shower floor has been tiled
Day 8: Shower floor has been tiled
Day 8:  Linen cabinet where the old shower used to be
Day 8: Linen cabinet where the old shower used to be
Day 8:  New casement window replacing the former slider
Day 8: New casement window replacing the former slider
End of the second week:  Beginning to look like a bathroom again
End of the second week: Beginning to look like a bathroom again
End of the second week:  Floor is mostly in
End of the second week: Floor is mostly in
End of the second week:  Shower is tiled
End of the second week: Shower is tiled
End of the second week:  Bench is nearly complete
End of the second week: Bench is nearly complete
End of the third week:  Lots of progress, but not much to see
End of the third week: Lots of progress, but not much to see
End of the third week:  Lots of progress, but not much to see
End of the third week: Lots of progress, but not much to see
End of the third week:  Lots of progress, but not much to see
End of the third week: Lots of progress, but not much to see
End of week four: Nearly done
End of week four: Nearly done
End of week four:  another view of the double sink
End of week four: another view of the double sink
End of week four:  Shower (minus the glass front)
End of week four: Shower (minus the glass front)
End of week four:  Toilet reinstalled
End of week four: Toilet reinstalled
Middle of week five:  Sink is complete
Middle of week five: Sink is complete
Middle of week five:  Shower is complete - except for the door
Middle of week five: Shower is complete - except for the door
End of week six:  Shower doors are in!
End of week six: Shower doors are in!
End of week six:  Another view of the shower
End of week six: Another view of the shower
End of week six:  Double-sink vanity
End of week six: Double-sink vanity
End of week six:  Linen closet/cabinet
End of week six: Linen closet/cabinet
End of week six:  The throne
End of week six: The throne
Finishing Touches - Cabinet Knobs
Finishing Touches - Cabinet Knobs
Finishing Touches - Venetian Blinds
Finishing Touches - Venetian Blinds
The corner shelves - finally!
The corner shelves - finally!
Shawn - the man in charge
Shawn - the man in charge
Sleeping in the shower
Sleeping in the shower