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AG74683

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The room has apparently been painted, and I guess I am some sort of wizard at patching walls. I haven't seen it yet but I understand that it is really nice.

A bunch of tiles fell of the wall in the guest bathroom the other night too I guess. I expected it to happen, they've been loose for a long time. I hate them anyway and planned on ripping them all off eventually.
So it looks like the tile was attached directly to plywood presumably screwed directly to the wall studs. I'm not sure it's exterior grade, but I can't see any signs of mold or anything like that. When I do actually get around to redoing that bathroom I plan to take the plywood out and use concrete board instead.

How hard is a standard bathroom renovation? I need to replace:

Vanity (something smaller, the one in there is too big for such a small bathroom).
Bathtub surround (it's an old vinyl piece of junk. Tub is really nice though, enameled cast iron, I'll probably tile around the tub).
Floor (crappy outdated vinyl junk).
Wallpaper and wall tile (I'll probably either keep the entire thing as painted drywall rather than replace the tile).

I'd rather not hire a contractor and pay the premium to do all of this. It doesn't seem THAT hard, just time consuming.
 

Planit

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It doesn't seem THAT hard, just time consuming.

You just hit the proverbial nail on the head.

It's really not that hard and you can probably do it with what you have listed. If there was electrical or plumbing involved, that's another story. Remember (as with any project) you'll be making extra runs to Lowes/Home Depot. When I redid my bathroom, the hardest part was getting the tub upstairs.
 

DVD

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The only difficulty I had in my remodel was the new cabinet was bigger than the old one so I had to shift some plumbing around to make it work.
 

dandy_warhol

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Hubby and I are trying to get the house ready to put on the market. What a nightmare. So many little annoying projects that are turning into bigger projects.
 

Doohickie

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Hubby and I are trying to get the house ready to put on the market. What a nightmare. So many little annoying projects that are turning into bigger projects.
That was paralyzing for us. Right after we started to tackle the ~$35k of repairs/upgrades we figured we'd need to put the house on the market, we went to an open house and found some realtors who "know people" who like to buy houses "in the raw"- rental companies, flippers and the like, and ended up getting an offer of market value minus $35k. We were able to get the money out of the old house without doing the work which was awesome.
 
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