When the plumber came in to assess the situation, here's what he had to do:
He had to slice open the wall to check things out. It turns out we were going to have to knock down that entire front shower wall. He also had to make two big gaping holes in my kitchen...which are still wide open (I'll get to that later...here's a pic of one of the holes.)
It was so frustrating to look at this bathroom after we had just moved in to a "turn key" property. The plumber spent the entire day at our house, but unfortunately, the plumber wasn't a contractor, so Andy had to figure out how to rebuild the wall he had just knocked down.
Fortunately, Andy figured it out and we now have a fully functioning bathroom once again!
Here again is the before photo:
And now the after photos:
See my white cabinets!?
This mirror is directly opposite of the other mirror. The slab that comes out is ugly; eventually I'll tile the slab, but for now, my bathroom will stay as is! Oh, and for those of you who were curious, we got the previous owner to pay for the plumbing bill. We documented all his "plumbers" crappy work and he agreed to foot the bill. In the end, the crappy plumbing turned out to be a blessing in disguise. It would've eventually needed to be replaced, so in hindsight we're thankful for the debacle!