Here's what it looked like after they put the walls up. Oh, the original plan was to leave the walls alone since they were in good shape. But, that changed when the plumber came. I got that, "I have to show you something," statement that always makes your stomach hurt. Turns out the plumbing that ran to the two showers was not right. The pipes were too small (1/2 inch) and they needed to find out where the 3/4 inch pipes stopped and tap into those and run the same size all the way up to the bathroom. The image that popped into my head was like something out of "The Money Pit" with holes the the walls up from the lower level.
Luckily, the pipes that they needed to tap into were only just behind where the toilet was on the other wall. So, after the plumber spent the whole day running new pipe we were missing half of a wall. The guys doing most of the work just decided it would be easier to tear them all out. So, while it costs more, at least we have new walls. That's good, right? I said RIGHT?
The tile isn't as brownish as this shows. Blame it on poor white balance. Of course, do you really care about the color of the tile in my bathroom? Weirdo.