We were in the new house a whole 2 days before the shower started leaking into the dining room. And within the first week the bathroom pipes to that bath had frozen on 3 separate occasions! Which means it got bumped to the top of the remodel list.
Now I am a pretty competent DIY’er and spent my childhood growing up in a real estate office where we had to make repairs to rental properties constantly and our old ( for CA) 1940’s house. And probably could have done most of the bathroom remodel components on my own, but I was a little daunted about doing them all at once in a short time frame and while trying to do everything else that needs to be done around here. Plus the bathroom was going to need a complete over-haul ; all new electric, all new plumbing and drains, and a new floor plan to make a better use of the space.
Pictures of our space before: