Bathroom Update 6.0

My brother arrived on Friday evening and has been hard at work getting our bathroom renovation moving towards the finish line…

{The tile got sealed last week on Tuesday, so since Wednesday we've been using the shower. Jackson has made himself quite comfortable on the new bathmat and towels!}

{The tile got sealed last week on Tuesday, so since Wednesday we’ve been using the shower. Jackson has made himself quite comfortable on the new bathmat and towels!}

{We've got most of our shower products in the new bathroom and have been LOVING using the new shower!}

{We’ve got most of our shower products in the new bathroom and have been LOVING using the new shower!}

{Getting into the new shower feels like I'm stepping into a shower at a fancy hotel. It's hard to believe it's in my own house now!}

{Getting into the new shower feels like I’m stepping into a shower at a fancy hotel. It’s hard to believe it’s in my own house now!}

{John's first projects were moving and installing some electrical and plumbing, then hanging the final sheet of drywall to close up the room.}

{John’s first projects were moving and installing some electrical and plumbing, then hanging the final sheet of drywall to close up the room. Alex is enjoying “supervising.”}

{Drywall is up! Now just need to screw it into the studs...}

{Drywall is up! Now just need to screw it into the studs…}

{This morning John finished the second coat of mud to cover up the screws and tape on the drywall.}

{This morning John finished the second coat of mud to cover up the screws and tape on the drywall.}

Now it’s a lot of hurry up and wait. There are a few projects that they can do in the bathroom while they wait to move to the next steps on the walls, but it seems like the bathroom is going to be slow going for a while.

While they wait, John and Alex are tackling a big and VERY exciting project in our attic today, though. We have a whopping 3 inches of insulation in our attic right now {you really should have more like a foot here in Seattle} so they are going to blow in some insulation to get us up to around 14 inches or so. Our 100+ year old house is always cold and drafty because we have no insulation in the walls {save for maybe some newspaper!} and only 3 inches in the attic, so this will go a long way to warming us up!

It is quite handy to have a contractor for a brother, so thanks for coming to help us with our bathroom, John!!! We couldn’t have done it without you!