Demo Day!

The past couple of days have really moved us forward toward our goal of having the plaster and lathe out by next weekend.  On Sunday my father came up to tear out the bathroom fixtures.  We got the sink, toilet and tub out… and then things got a little out-of-hand:

bathroom before

bathroom...gone

The main issue was that poor installation of the bathtub and toilet led to a lot of moisture infiltration.  So, the subfloor, some lathe and some of the studs were completely rotted through (which we knew about–you could see it from the basement ceiling).   Our next big decision for the bathroom will be whether or not to move the south wall (on the left) over a couple feet to gain more square footage.  At 4′ x 6′ currently, I think that unless we run into some major delays or budget issues, that decision won’t be very hard.

On Monday, Paul had the day off, so he and his grandfather took to the upstairs bedrooms.  Paul had finished pulling up the carpet, vinyl and underlayment on Sunday, so the next task at hand was to take the plaster and lathe off of the interior walls.  They did a great job and finished in one day, even bundling the lathe up and shoveling the plaster near the walls–safety first!  I’m sure Paul will have his own commentary about the process, so I will just supply the picture proof.

Photos from the past two days of demo:

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About Leigh

Born and raised in Rochester, MN, Leigh moved to the Twin Cities in 2004 for college. She stayed, and now works for a south metro city in the recycling department. In February of 2011, she and Paul bought a neglected farm house in the city to start our own urban hobby farm.

Posted on March 1, 2011, in House, Renovation and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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