The Studio: Interior
The carpenter we hired to "build a bathroom," and who enthusiastically claimed he could build a complete bathroom in five or six days, built a solid 8'x8' plywood box with a good roof that doesn't leak, but obviously it is far from being a "bathroom." Lots of plumbing (there is none) and electrical (easy enough to tap into the existing lines, except for the 220v stuff... not sure what to do about that) work to finish, before starting the "finishing work."
The whole point of using PEX piping for the plumbing is that the flexible PEX does not require nearly as many elbows and connectors. Apparently the "highly experienced" carpenter / remodeler we hired was not aware of this important little fact, so the already-expensive project got a lot more expensive when the not-really-a-plumber employed straight-pipe techniques to install the PEX. I'm gonna be re-doing what we paid a lot of money to have done. Not happy about it, but I'm trying to look at it as a "learning experience." I have a book, I have the internet, and soon enough I'll have enough experience to be a reasonably competent PEX installer. So I'm telling myself. Fingers XX'd!