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Getting to the Other Side of the Bathroom

If you've been following this bathroom renovation, this is the point where I left you last time.
A hole was opened on the wall right there, where I'm planning on installing some shelves.

If you're new here, you might want to see the previous posts:
The master bathroom plan.
Bathroom Demo 1
Bathroom Demo 2

Well, after removing the Sheetrock, the first thing I noticed was the big amount of 2x4's on that wall!
I'm counting 16 on that photo above. I knew I was going to find some, the ones supporting those windows, but I didn't expect that many.
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Anyhow, the good news is, I can work around them. They're going to be narrow shelves, but they can be pretty deep. As you can see, I have tons of space behind that wall, I fit perfectly in there. :D
Cristina Garay under the eaves
Milwaukee Compact Site Light
Now, the first plan for this wall down the windows was to install some shelves, but we have added some more items to that plan.
Broan Wall Heater
The mister requested a heater in the bath. I got him this Broan wall heater and last week with the big help of my BIL we run the cable all the way from the basement, thru the garage and up to the bathroom.
Residential Wiring
Oh, and one more thing I want to do is to move the vent register that's on the floor(first picture above) to the wall. Yes, right there with the shelves and heater.

OK. back to the attic... Walking all the way down from those eaves I went around to the back of the bathroom, behind the shower wall. This is what lays right behind that wall:

Here is the outside of our home, so you can relate better. The arrow is pointing at the little windows. Underneath those windows is where the shelves are going to be installed.
Taking space from garage roof to make the bathroom larger

Now, the main plan was to push that shower wall into this space and build a shower bench along that back wall.
I drew that rectangle, which delineates the area of that back shower wall.
These are the problems I have:

  • A slanted line at the top that I can do nothing about. That's the roof above the garage.
  • On the lower part, that 2x4 the arrow is pointing at, has to be removed.

Garage roof truss that needed to be moved

I'm bad with graphics, but I wanted to give you a glimpse of what I'm trying to do. I used a before pic where the dark area represents the 16 inches the wall will go further back into the attic space.
There's going to be a slanted part at the top right.
shower plans

The major thing is moving that 2x4 from the truss out of the way and I'm definitely not doing that.
No way!!!
But, I'm waiting for an expert to do that for me and that's going to happen at the end of this week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

It's a small amount of space the one I'm gaining here in the shower, but it's going to make a  big difference. You see that missing tile there on the shower? The mister likes to hang mirrors and all kind of ugly stuff to have it ready for shaving time. ๐Ÿ™„ Well, with his elbow he knocked down the mirror and the mirror hit the soap holder, breaking it. That's the missing tile there.  The 16 inches I'm pushing that wall are going to be just what the shower needed to feel less claustrophobic.

So, while I wait for the experts to arrive, I went to get the final part of the materials. Gosh, so  many things!
Home Depot cart with materials for bath makeover

I'm going to put together a list of materials, fixtures and everything included. So, it can serve you as a guide if you ever get into a bath renovation.

Bye bye for now!

The following are the links to the projects done in this bathroom:
Here's how I easily change the look of the shower.

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    1. You have lots of space back there! Can you tell me why is there no insulation?

      1. Hi Julie, I guess the builder thought it wasn't necessary to add insulation to the top part of the garage. ๐Ÿคจ And yes, big waste of space!

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