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bathroom renovation

the alchymista

i mentioned in an earlier post that we would be doing some renovations in our casa. those days have come. our house is pretty quirky. it was built in the 1930s as a duplex with a bottom floor apartment and a top floor apartment. since we bought the house 4 years ago, we have lived on the top floor and worked in our studios on the bottom floor. that is all about to change.... in the next few months we'll be building a structure out back that will house both my and ian's studios. that means we get to live in our entire house for the first time! and there is LOTS of work to do on it.

we started with our upstairs bathroom because it was teensy tiny and the thought of a family of 4 sharing it was maddening.  we had to scoot around each other if we happened to be in there at the same time (even before i was big and pregnant) and it had only makeshift storage and fake wall tiles.  below are pics of the old bathroom from outside the bathroom door.

we knocked down one of the walls and engulfed our (ridiculous) hallway into the new bathroom. in doing so, i had to say goodbye to some of koruna's "wall art" that was sprinkled all over the bottom half of the hall wall. until the renovation, i just couldn't bring myself to clean it off because it reminded me of the morning that it happened - i learned a lot that morning. (i'll have to write about that in another post.)

that is the only thing i miss from the old bathroom setup. below are pics of the new one.

i love the new bathroom. we spend lots of time in there now. at 34 weeks pregnant, i pee about 25 times a day. the whole family can now participate in runa's baths. we can all brush our teeth together. and koruna can actually see herself in the mirror.

i don't know if all of the coming home improvements will be such life improvements, but i hope so.