DIY Eco-Friendly Bath Remodeling Part 3

a quick look at my bathroom redoAfter almost three weeks my bathroom is finally usable again. The redo is complete except for a few places where the trim needs to be added or paint needs to be touched up.

All I care about is we once again have a fully functionable bathroom and the toilet is no longer sitting in my living room. We managed to save all the light fixtures, the sink, the vanity, the medicine cabinet and the toilet.

We added some new knobs, faucets, a toilet seat, and a fresh coat of paint to the vanity and everything looks brand new.This is what the bathroom looked like before the renovation. Things were in good shape, maybe not the latest bathroom fashion but it worked. At least on the surface.

I could stick my hand through the hole into the basementUnderneath the floor tile and the bathtub, the floor was rotting out and under the tub tile, was lots of water damage and mold.

It wasn’t just a matter of giving the bathroom a new updated look, but that is definitely a plus now that everything is finished. We had to fix things or the whole bathroom was going to fall apart.

this was under the tub tile

Now that everything is complete we have a warm, energy efficient bathroom with an updated look.

What I learned during this process was that bathroom remodeling is harder than redoing any other room in the house. Our kitchen was even easier than the bathroom. I also learned that I never want to renovate another bathroom in my life.

Written by Wenona Napolitano

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book.

She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible.

Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including,,, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and

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