Friday, November 23, 2007

Bathroom: Before, In-between & After

There is not much to the before. It is just a couple of pictures of the room from different angles. It is a small room and tough to get pictures of it.



In the photo above, that is the bathroom at the far end, beyond the water heater. This shot is taken from the dining room, looking through the butler’s pantry, and in to the scullery. The scullery is what eventually became the bathroom. As I’ve stated many times, these three rooms went through the earliest of modifications when they became Mrs. Petch’s apartment in 1915 when she turned the house in to a boarding house. The dining room and butler’s pantry were originally separated by cabinets, and that was a solid wall between the butler’s pantry and scullery.

The two big windows were removed and the small stained glass window is now centered on that wall. You can see the tub in the picture as well. That was going to be the original location of the tub. I ended up flipping it 90 degrees and it is on the wall to the left, out of the picture. There is now a solid wall were the water heater is. The medicine cabinet is on the other side of the water heater with the toilet next to it. The door to the bathroom is on the right, just out of the picture.



Here is another shot of those two big windows. While they are original to the house, this was not their original location. I won’t go in to how know, but it was very obvious.



And here is the same shot with the stained glass window. Below are three videos. The first, a tour of the room just after the rough in plumbing was finished. Then a very short video after the tile was up but not yet grouted. And finally, a video I shot three days ago of the finished room.

A note on You Tube Videos: They basically suck. Its like you get 10 pixels that smoosh together. It seems to me that the videos play better when you reduce the size. Changing the width & height parameters dosen't seem to do much. I did notice that if you click on the "Menu" button on the You Tube window the video will get smaller. To keep it that size, hover the mouse pointer over the "Other Video" images at the bottom of the You Tube window. It seems to play better for me that way.





7 comments:

Rose said...

Beautiful!

Sandy said...

Wow!

Matt said...

Wow, have been following the project from mid-phase. How cool to see the space transformed. Great work.

Alicia said...

Greg, a total side-track. Imagine you had to get rid of all the kitty poop under your house (and accompanying odor) in 2 weeks.

How would you do it?

Alicia said...

now, on topic:

MY GOD! I got chills.

Norah said...

Bravo!! What a payoff for all your hard work. Now make sure to take some time to enjoy it before you start on another room. :)

Greg said...

Greg, a total side-track. Imagine you had to get rid of all the kitty poop under your house (and accompanying odor) in 2 weeks.

How would you do it?


Ewe! Sadly, I don't think there is an easy way. I couple of cans of Grunt Work, and go for it!