Master bath update time! Demo was way smoother and easier than expected. We were both in shock that the floor tiles were laid directly on the sub floor, and barely attached at that. But next it was time to prep. This step was a lot more labor intensive than we originally realized, however, it's probably the most important part of the whole process so we made sure to get it right!
Once the tub/shower combo was gone we had to remove some odd studs in the wall and make sure the framing was secure. We also had to cut plywood to act as the base for our shower pan and water proofing.
Because the floor joists ran through the middle of the shower, our plan to center the drain had to be scrapped. We did move the drain out a little bit to be under the rain shower, but this meant we had to have a custom shower pan built - bye $400. Oh well.
Remember that weird soffit from the demo post? We had to sawzall that bad boy out. The opening leads into one of the master closets - weird right?!
So we bought sheet rock and got to work! **Side note: we've used quite a bit of sheet rock tape in our day but this stuff was amazing - self adhesive and mold resistant, it's perfect for bathrooms.
Then it was time to mud and sand. And mud and sand. And mud and sand some more! The walls we're pretty uneven, and had clearly had some bad patch jobs from renovations past. Once that was done, our amazing tile guy got to work waterproofing the walls.
Let the tiling begin!