The master bathroom remodel is continuing along here at the Big Day Coming house. The going was pretty slow when we got past demolition and had to reroute the plumbing, frame out the new layout and get the drywall up.
But, over the last couple weeks we’ve managed to put down plywood to replace the sections we tore up to re-plumb, laid down cement board, put up drywall, done the electrical and tiled the floor. This past week we finally got the tile grouted and sealed and put the new toilet and vanity in. Thankfully the project started coming together much quicker once the plumbing and venting was done. I haven’t tackled a project that involved so much work in terms of re-plumbing and knocking down walls before, so the pace was a bit slow.
The project’s next major hurdle is doing the shower, which will be on hold for the next five weeks while my father is down in Florida escaping the snow. So in the meantime I’ll be putting on base molding, replacing an outlet, putting up some of the fixtures like the toilet paper dispenser, mirror, towel bars, and robe hooks. And, the grunt work will be to see if I can scrape off the ceiling stippling so we don’t need to replace all the ceiling drywall (or try to poorly match the pattern on the new section we put up where the shower used to be).
All in all, my wife and I are really happy with the way this is turning out. Take a peek for yourself:
For those of you interested in what we’ve put into this bathroom, here are some pointers for the materials (with links to at least one of the places you can buy it online):
- The vanity was from Home Depot and is the St. Paul Ashland 36″. It is a combo and included the top and mirror.
- The toilet was from Lowe’s and is a Kohler Highline Classic in white
- The faucet is a Moen Ashville with a Brushed Nickel finish. I think we got this at Home Depot.
- The vanity light is a 3-Light Hampton Bay vanity fixture in brushed nickel. I believe it was from Lowe’s.
- The tile is a 6″ x 6″ Ivory Travertine, which we bought from the Tile Shop locally. They have a 15% deal if you use their credit card, but beware for those of you who don’t pay off balances in full, the rate is sky-high on this card. Fortunately, they do offer a 6-month no interest promotion, but you must at least pay minimum payments each month, and pay in full before the end of the promotion.