Monday, March 7, 2011

Bathroom Renovation Reveal

We’ve been renovating our bathroom for about-uhhhhh- a year. Well, okay, not exactly. We left it unfinished after moving in and we’ve just been using the hall bathroom. But we stripped it down to the studs and fixed ‘er up! I must say, it’s quite the transition. You can’t tell from the before photos, but this bathroom was NAS-TAY. Mold and all:

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And now here is the fabulous AFTER!

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Before, you couldn’t sit on the toilet without turning sideways because your knees would hit the side of the sink console. We opted for a more shallow sink and toilet combo to allow for optimal movement while doing business (TMI?)

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The shower before was dark and tiny. The ceiling was inexplicably lowered and the miniature shower door was attached to a wall that jutted out- cutting the bathroom in half and making it feel even smaller! We opted to raise the ceiling and extend the tile work up to the ceiling. We also chose a clear shower door that runs across the entire width of the bathroom. We worked hard on that tile! Gotta show it off!

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Here’s what we did:

-ripped everything out (we found pink 50s tile underneath the ugly 70s tile!)

-replaced subfloor

-fixed plumbing under the house

-added an electrical outlet (there were ZERO outlets!) and grounded the electrical

-drywall, mudding, taping

-added some sweet hexagon tile on the floor and subway tile in the shower (cement board, mortar, tile, and grout)

-painted

-installed new lighting fixtures and fan

-repaired ventilation-added base boards and trim

-added ceiling texture (not our first choice, but it matches the rest of the house)

-installed sink console

-installed toilet and plumbing fixtures (faucets and shower head)

Things we paid for:

-Plumber fixed pipes that had disintegrated and adjusted water pressure

-Shower door installation

-Concrete shower pan

BOOM. We DIO (did it ourselves) like nobody’s business! All told, we spent right around $2000 for the entire renovation! {What?!}

I can’t even express how happy I am with the results! What do you think?

We start demo-ing the hall bathroom THIS WEEKEND!!! {bye-bye ugly tile!}

xochels

p.s. Little-known fact: Bear and I used to keep a Home Improvement blog to chronicle our adventures in owning our first home. Go here to see it!

7 comments:

Megan V said...

Wow, it looks great!! Such a drastic improvement. I love the hexagon tile on the floor - so nice! Oh and that soap? It's amazing and my favorite. :D

Allison said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

Mel74033 said...

Awesome job, you two. What a transformation!!! Can't wait to see the hall bath re-do!

harmonybatham said...

Beautiful!!! We're renovating our house too and there is nothing like the satisfaction of taking those 'after' pictures:) The subway and honeycomb tile is just like what I have picked out for our master bath:)

Ashley said...

Wow!! Looks awesome. I love the tile and the new vanity. :)

Rebecca said...

I love it! It looks amazing!

Alyssa said...

Love the sink, from Home Depot yeah? I only know because a few months ago we got a new one from there and the one you got was definitely one of my favs! :)