Hubby has been busy ripping it apart in anticipation for our new flooring, sink, cabinet and hardware that is starting to go in tomorrow.
The floor is a very ugly beigeish/white with flecks in it and there are stains that won't come out of it. To make matters worse, they laid a completely other floor in the hall/kitchen area that is even more hideous (my apologies to anyone who has this flooring and likes it, perhaps you take better care of it than this floor was taken care of).
It has a huge metal strip between the hall and bath and I am always hitting it with my toes and that will be gone tomorrow as well. The flooring was not laid well and is coming up all over the kitchen and when it raises enough that we all begin to trip over it, I grab a flooring knife and whack a chunk ot of the floor. As you can see, it isn't pretty!
When they bring in the bathroom flooring, they are bringing it into the hall and all the way to the bottom of this tear thus marrying it to the kitchen.
The hold you see on the right side lower portion of the bathroom was where our huge antique vent goes and we are going to strip all the old paint off of it and see what it looks like without it.
We are also going to buy wood baseboards and quarter rounds and either stain them or just varnish them heavily so the natural wood comes through. I hate over painted wood, it looks awful.
The other thing we discovered was that our baseboards were not wood, they were pressed board and that is why they were buckling off the wall. Whoever thought to put cardboard in a bathroom?
I will show you more pics this afternoon!