Brian and I have bathrooms on the brain… we’re getting ready to break ground in our basement so that we can rough-in and then build a brand new bathroom AND once that’s done, we’ll gut and renovate our hideous main-floor bathroom. I can’t wait!!
I LOVE bathroom renovations!
Let me share with you the remodel of the family bathroom in our previous home.
First… the BEFORE and DURING photos:
I hated this bathroom with it’s almond everything, 80s gold tile and brass fixtures. Yuck!! We also found that it just didn’t meet the needs of our 3 teenagers. They need space for all of their hair and hygiene products!! By the way – 2 of our kids are boys and they seem to have as much bathroom paraphernalia as a girl! We also recognized that the bathtub was never used. So… a room with more storage and no tub (we had a great tub in our master bathroom)… that’s what we realized we needed.
So the tear-out began! It was a messy process, but it was a lot of fun!
The plan: we’d install a tall linen tower and a tiled shower in place of the tub. Here are more in-progress pics… but first, I love this photo of my brother, Brad, patching a whole in the ceiling (we moved a light from this position to the shower area).
We positioned the linen tower (espresso brown maple) on the left, then Brian built a wall next to it. Next, it was my job to waterproof the shower stall… I used a Schluter-KERDI Shower Kit (you can see the shower pan leaning against the wall – and the orange stuff on the wall is the waterproof membrane). This product is FAB and relatively easy for the DIYer!!
I think I’ve mentioned before… I’m the tile setter in our remodelling team and I love the task! :-) I used a porcelain tile that looked like stone on the floor (I used the same tile in our kitchen – a consistent look throughout the condo was important to me), with a smaller version of the same tile on the shower floor paired with a slate tile for accent.
For the walls I used a white subway tile with chocolate brown glass tiles framed by white listello trim tiles. I carried the tiles all around the bathroom like wainscoting. It looked great! (if you look closely at the second photo you can see the slate tile I set in the threshold between the bathroom and the hallway – it was a beautiful detail and a great way to transition the two spaces!).
Next comes the vanity (also in expresso brown to coordinate with the linen tower)…
I loved this vanity with it’s trough-style sink and it’s base that looked like a piece of furniture. Perfect!
Next came the install of the toilet and plumbing fixtures, chocolate brown paint on the walls & ceiling and glass doors for the shower… in other words…
Here are the AFTER pics!!!
So that’s it!
I so enjoyed the process of planning, tearing out and rebuilding this bathroom and I can’t wait to do it two more times in our current little bungalow!!
I hope YOU enjoyed the process, too… at least in photos!
I’m sharing this post with the readers of Between Naps on the Porch. Susan from BNotP is the gracious host of Metamorphosis Mondays, and my bathroom transformation should be a perfect addition to the party! Be sure to head back over to BNotP and see what other great projects are being shared!
Note: With the exception of electrical and the installation of the glass shower doors, all work in this space was performed by Brian, Brad (wall repair) and myself. All photos taken by me, too.