The Joy of COVID

Adam and I both got the coronavirus. He got it first and it put him fully out of commission for about a week. He still had symptoms the second week but was at least able to maintain some semblance of a normal life. He said he feels completely recovered now. From first sign of symptoms to full recovery took 11 days. I am on my second week of COVID now. For the most part, my symptoms have been mild. It kind of feels like bad allergies or a mild cold. The worst part for me has been losing my sense of taste and smell and not being able to leave the house. I am hoping to be fully recovered by this coming weekend.

While we have been confined to the house, we decided to demo our master bathroom. We are putting the kitchen remodel on hold while we figure out exactly how to proceed. We have a better idea of what to do in the master bathroom.

This is my inspiration:

Our master (you really can’t even call it that) bathroom is pretty small. There was no way to expand the bathroom without bumping the wall out into the backyard and considering we are trying to do this remodel on a shoestring budget we’re just going to have to live with the small footprint. We only have space to add a 30 inch vanity so no double sinks for us. Here are some before pictures.

Our plan is to make it feel as luxurious as possible in the small space. We will remove the tub/shower combo and replace with a walk-in shower. We’ll take the tile all the way to the ceiling to add height to the room and add a glass door. Adam is going to build a midcentury modern inspired vanity and we’ll top it with a quartz countertop. The floor tile will be replaced with something more modern. And, we’ll replace the hobbit toilet with a comfort height, elongated basin Kohler model. The only structural thing we plan to do is expand the doorway. The doorway into the bathroom is so tight, only 24 inches. We’re going to expand the doorway to 30 inches which should make a huge difference. Isn’t this doorway so skinny??

We started the demo on the bathroom. You never know what you are going to get when you start opening up walls. Taking the tiles off of the shower walls made such a mess. It looked like a bomb went off in war torn Syria. There was debris absolutely everywhere. I had to mop the entire house and wipe every surface down and we’re still not done. We ran out of space in the trash so we’ll finish later this week.

Here’s my mood board for the bathroom.

I’ll be back soon with more updates.

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