A couple who finally bought their first house together were shocked to find a secret bathroom hidden behind a wall.
A mother, named Mia Bug, has been sharing her first-time buyer journey on TikTok after she and her partner snapped up a home in Oklahoma, with an exposed stone fireplace and sliding doors.
In a video Mia explained they were told the house, which comes with a half-acre plot, had a boarded up drain—but they weren’t prepared for what they actually found.
In a now-viral video the pair filmed the moment they took down the flimsy wooden covering, only to discover a fully tiled walk-in shower, which even has the caddy and soap dish still attached to the wall.
Mia captioned the video, which has since been viewed more than a million times: “Renovation finds… why.”
The parents explained more about the hidden bathroom in
a follow-up clip, revealing they’d been made aware the seller had boarded up a drain.
They said: “We were in search of our first home, we had a budget of under $150,000 if possible, which is really hard in this market. And we knew there was some work which was going to have to be done, naturally.
“The seller told us that it was closed off because it was a leaking drain pan and that it was a small fix, wasn’t going to cost much to fix but they just didn’t have the time and energy to do it, so they covered it up.
“And so we were like, yeah no problem that’s fine, we get it, you’re older, it’s whatever. So you boarded it up that way, you know, you didn’t want to use it I guess. So we took the wall down and obviously found what you just saw. And we were not expecting that at all, we were expecting just a leaking drain pan.”
The clip shows the dad standing on a toilet seat to rip down the wall, indicating the space had once been a full bath.
Ever since the video went viral the pair have been responding to numerous comments about the sale, explaining why they weren’t aware of the size of the bathroom.
When asked why they didn’t get a floorplan, or a blueprint, Mia said: “You have to purchase it if you want it here. But it didn’t matter because nothing is original. There is so many changes to this house from original blueprints. They also converted the garage into a liveable space.” [sic]
She went on to say both the appraiser and house inspector were told about the cavity, but they had no idea of the condition.
“We knew it was a shower, just not the condition. We had an inspection. Everyone knew it was there, but with the wall the seller had to decide to remove. It isn’t worth fighting for,” she added.
Despite the pair being shocked at the find, and potential costs to fix it, numerous people pointed out their house—which has another full bath—will likely go up in value if they’re able to turn the space into a functioning bathroom.
Thesassycynic said: “But your half bath is now a full bath. Why are we upset about that? Makes the house worth more.”
Agreeing, Tim Howe pointed out: “Just added value to the home once you fix it up!”
Rhonda howled: “They left the little rack up.”
Kchill joked: “Someone’s trying to hide a crime scene.”
And Juliet P. admitted: “I was waiting for acorns in the wall not a bathroom!”