We’ve had a lot of work done on the bathroom over the past couple of weeks, mostly by my uncle Roger. Roger started out building up a new raised floor for the shower and toilet area, we had to do this to avoid cutting in to the original cast iron stack. Since the stack was being used for all 3 apartments and could potentially be brittle, it was too much risk at this point to risk cutting it. So we reused the pipes were the toilet already was, to get the right slope we had to elevate it a bit to place it where we wanted.
After the floors, we ended up framing over all the walls, framing in the shower and making sure everything was very solid. If we had tiled over what was there, the swaying walls and squishy floor would have resulted in broken tiles within the first couple of weeks. This past weekend my dad and I insulated the washroom, and started installing the cement board and ceiling.
Also we’ve picked out our shower unit, this crazy robot looking thing that steams, and rains and all sorts of fun. It’s pretty crazy that the bathroom is around 30 square feet.. tiny! Hopefully the next update we have some tiling to show.