We went through a lot of iterations on the layout for the basement. For sure we wanted zones for media, small kitchenette, kids, bedroom, workout, storage and bathroom. The bathroom had to happen first because there was no rough-in for plumbing!
Yes, you read right. Matt decided he was going to bust through the concrete and rough in piping for plumbing. This is where I almost nixed the whole project. I have a legit fear of damaging a foundation. Especially a rock solid, zero flooding issues basement foundation. But Matt was insistent that it could be done and that he could do it himself. So I stepped back and let the man do his thing!
Next he attached green board (mold resistant dry wall) behind what would be the shower walls.
Next was installing the rest of the drywall. This was messy work again.. I was not present at all... I hate dust. Actually, my hair hates dust. My husband is a brave soul. He had to mud the drywall, sand, mud, sand, etc... until seams were smooth. He made sure to send me selfies of his progress.
Lastly, he did the rest in a whirlwind day. He installed the toilet, shower, vanity and flooring. He then spent the night painting the walls and stamping out the ceiling. The next day he installed the vanity light and self-adhesive backsplash tile. The mirror and clock I picked up black friday for a steal, so he threw those up...and ta da... we have a bathroom.
Oh wait.. I did do the staging... lol *winning*
I told ya he did good! So proud of him!! I can't wait to have him do this in the new place if needed. Now that I know he can do it in just a couple weeks... buwahahaha.....