As promised, I give you photographic evidence of visible progress made on our “small” bathroom renovation. Admittedly, this renovation has far exceeded my naive estimate for completion, but in my defense I was awarded 3 additional vacation days at work to help offset the extreme amount of overtime during two specific weeks this past month. So I am not sitting idle.
This past weekend my Dad and I made a concerted effort to complete all framing and close in the remaining of the exposed studs. With the exception of a small enclosure around the cast iron vent pipe we accomplished this goal. Have a look:
The only other progress this week was born out of necessity. There were two ceiling mounted lights in the stairwell leading to our “apartment,” and from the time we moved in a few months ago one of the bulbs had burned out in the light at the bottom of the stairs, but the top still worked so I thought I would just wait until after construction ended to replace both. That course of action was no longer an option when the second bulb burned out early this week. Not being stairs you would wish to negotiate in the pitch blackness of 5:30am I was forced to replace both lights. Our choice of fixture, 6 matching surface-mounted dome lights using 60-watt equivalent CFL’s (you know, for the environment).
In another part of the house, it is apparently “that time of year again” as I begin to notice bits of bright red and green appearing in corners and upon shelves. I knew without doubt that the inevitability of my wife’s festive decorating was again upon me when I noticed the presence of these little guys hanging around the entertainment center…
Other Bathroom Updates: Tight Squeeze, Reverse Progression, Bathroom Update, How to Move Back in with your Parents: Step 1 – Build a new bathroom.