I'd say this could be called a "surprise!" renovation. By that I mean that we did not expect to have to do this until we found out we had water damage a few weeks ago. We are still recovering from this, the Year of the Water Heater, so this scale of renovation was not elective. But isn't that how life is? We keep saying, "At least it will be finished!" And that is always good for resale!
Welcome to the guest house bathroom. This photo doesn't look quite so bad, but if you were physically there you would see that the cheap false-tile board that had been glued up around the tub was warping, cracked, and molding. I had caulked those offending areas so the last few days of our previous tenant's stay could be mold-free. But we had to see how far back the damage went, so we gutted it. That tenant and I gutted it mostly - which was very empowering and a great experience for me.
Tune in Friday for more progress photos, and Monday for the big reveal...hopefully!