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Introduction, getting started
The bathroom/laundry downstairs was in dire need of a do-over. The floor area was 8ft x 8 1/2ft (2400mm x 2550mm). It contained a sink, washing machine, toilet and shower unit – all the worse for wear.
There was no simple way it could be tarted up. It was all or nothing.
So out with all the old – including the wall and ceiling lining, and the floor tiles – and in with the new.
This article is a general overview of the process of re-doing a bathroom/laundry. Although there are no specifics regarding material types, Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth., or in depth explanations about anything specific, it’s meant to showcase the order of things: i.e., what needs doing when, and where. It might also be useful in helping you make up your mind whether you want to tackle such a project in the first place. And, if so, how much you might be able to do yourself, and how much would need to be undertaken by a professional, such as a plumber, electrician, tiler, plasterer, painter etc.
Basically, this is a summary of how we went about our bathroom do-over.
Stage 1. Get the plumbing and the electricity disconnected
The first thing was to get the necessary plumbing (water) and power disconnected to allow a safe ‘wrecking area’.
We didn’t really want to damage a water pipe and flood the place out or accidentally come into contact with a live electrical wire.