This project began a couple of weeks ago when we were given a new bathtub by my father-in-law, but it had been a long time coming. The missus has eczema and as such can really benefit from baths in water saturated with mineral salts from time to time, and the twins are rapidly outgrowing their little plastic tub which doubles as a carrier for dirty clothing. So we've been in need of a bathtub for quite some time. As we bought this house and moved in we had the upstairs bathroom refurbished by professionals as it was a disaster area, and it had to be rebuilt from top to bottom - including new and upgraded plumbing. However, this being an old house, the bathroom was not quite big enough to fit a bathtub and all the other bits and pieces we wanted to include in our primary bathroom, so we've only got showers - until now. The downstairs bathroom has primarily served as a guest bathroom - it's even smaller than the one upstairs, and there's really not much flexibility in terms of refurbishing it. We could knock down the wall to the room right next to it, and thus ending up with a luxurious and big bathroom, but doing that would rob us of a guestroom so we opted not to. Instead, my father-in-law gifted us a smallish tub (150x70x41cm) which will fit nicely with room to spare. Also, this time, I'm doing all the work myself. I spent last saturday stripping out the room but I left the wetroom plates in place as these were the only plates on the walls. I had hoped there were MDF plates underneath, but no. So, I will be tiling directly onto the wetroom plates, which should be fine. After stripping out the room I cleaned every surface and covered it in primer. After letting the primer sit to dry out for about and hour I applied the first coating of waterproofing membrane - nasty and sticky foul-smelling glob. All corners were reinforced using overlapping strips of fibre cloth which were double coated with waterproofing membrane. After leaving this to dry out for about 15 hours I applied another coating of membrane to the floors and all corners - I will be taking no chances when waterproofing. Obviously I then had to leave it for another 15 hours. Monday afternoon and tuesday afternoon has been spent tiling two walls, and I have currently no pictures of this process (mostly because I am reluctant to handle my camera with cement all over my hands), but I will take some pictures of the finished walls later this evening. One thing became horribly apparent however; old houses have walls that are not neccessarily completely level anymore, nor are they neccessarily completely vertical. This made tiling them problematic, and add to that the fixes implemented by the less-handy-than-he-fancies-himself previous owner, and you can imagine the moments of "WTF?" that I ran into. I have done the best that I can with what I had to work with, and thus far the missus has been pleased with the progress. More pics will follow.