Today, we leave for a much needed Spring Break family vacation but first, I wanted to update you on the progress of our Master Bathroom Renovation.
It has been a loooooooong winter here in Michigan and unfortunately, we have had some set backs on this project and it seems, every other client’s project too!
I have been playing the waiting game a lot lately.
All of my current clients are waiting on painters mostly so we seem to be at a stand still….my own house is no exception!
Today we are waiting on plumbers actually but, after I arrive home, I am hoping to wrap this project up.
Does everyone remember how ugly it was before?
Pretty basic….and pretty ugly!
So, first things first, we did demo! My favorite part!
We busted up all the tile, which was no easy task because it was porcelain.
Typical of this house….lets spend the max on the ugliest tile we can find so the next person that wants to change it has a heck of a time.
Do I sound bitter?
Its been a long 2 1/2 years remodeling this house!
We tore out the floor, shower floor and vanities.
It got even uglier before it got better but, thats pretty standard on any renovation.
I bought Penny tile for the shower floor and Carrara Marble for the bathroom floor and shower surround.
So excited to get it all installed!
I also came up with a plan to eliminate the white grout that drives me crazy on the existing subway tile we kept.
The white grout would drive me crazy when cleaning the shower.
I decided to dye it gray and go with gray for the entire tile project.
Easier said then done….would I do it again?
I am a perfectionist and my picture should be on the side of the bottle with a line threw it…..crazy, OCD Interior Designers need not apply!
I may have even gone over the edge one afternoon and busted out the niche to add a bit more penny tile just so I did not have to dye the grout in that area.
It took us a few weekends but, we laid the floor tile and the shower tile.
We went with a hopscotch pattern on the floor which really widened the small room.
I also decided to add height and character to the wall we would install this paneling from Home Depot. I really wanted Ship Lap siding but my tight budget would not allow for it.
I found this product instead and decided to hang it sideways.
It looks fantastic!!!!
It looks exactly like ship lap for a fraction on the cost and for such a small space, it only adds 3/16″ to the surface of the wall.
The paneling is painted Behr Ultra White, as is all the trim in the rest of our home.
We painted the walls above Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray, which really makes the gray veining in the marble floor pop!
The grout is finally all gray and the marble floor and surround are in!
The shower door is on order and I look forward to using the shower soon!
We installed medicine cabinets to add extra storage. Unfortunately, we could not recess them because the wall behind them is load bearing, but I think they turned out fantastic! They really add the character we were looking for.
We did have to put up the old lights….maybe temporarily? Maybe Not? We have limitations on ceiling height that is making it a challenge for me to find new fixtures I actually like….stay tuned on that one!
It may take some time!
Last night, we installed the vanities and that brings us to where we must wait for a plumber. In order for the bottom drawers to close on both vanities, he needs to move the water shut off valves a bit. It has been a slow process of trial and error and, ups and downs this last two months but, I am really proud of the way it is turning out.
We still have loads of trim work to do and a few faucets would be good but, we are getting there!
Up until this point, My husband and I have done all the work ourselves too!
What a a great feeling of accomplishment!