There was a wobbly pedestal sink instead of a vanity with drawers, which was completely impractical for two growing girls with lots of hairbands and nail polish.
There was gross "white" tile and grout that you could never get clean and a heavy cast iron bathtub that had stains that dated back several decades.
There was a phone jack in the wall for conducting your business while you conduct your business. Sick.
And my personal favorite was the lovely 24 x 18 inch hole in the wall where the old wall furnace used to sit.
For three years we hated that bathroom. But, every time we thought we were ready to remodel, something else came up.
We filled in a leaky pool.
We put in a privacy fence.
We replaced the dishwasher,
hot water tank,
washing machine, and
We redid the carport.
We got new shutters.
We had the trees pruned.
We fixed electrical issues.
We added a kitchen banquet.
We painted inside and outside.
We bought a riding lawn mower.
We fixed the roof.
We fixed the porch.
Then, finally, we were ready.
Let the DEMO begin!
Once the crew took the old medicine cabinet out, we figured out what that little slit in the back of the cabinet was for...
It was where people used to throw away their old straight razor blades! We found dozens of them inside the wall!
After over 6 weeks of construction, due to issues with every phase of the remodel, AND the fact that we had to buy an all new heating and air conditioning system about three weeks in, we finally have a gorgeous bathroom to enjoy!
We are still working on the decorating details, but the structure is there and I'm loving it!
Next on our list is the Master Bathroom!