Thursday, April 3, 2014

Master Bath Renovation--Finally!

This post is a loooonnnggg time in coming.  We started this project on December 29, 2012.  Yes, 2012 is what I meant to type.  I thought this project would never be completely done.  

Our master bathroom is not very big.  We knew when we bought this house that it wasn't an ideal bathroom, but we knew we could make it better.  We also knew we probably had to if we ever want to sell this house.  It had a tub/shower combo and an old gold shower door---just not attractive.  We really wanted a separate shower but still wanted a tub too.  Then, we really just needed to update everything else.  Here's what Kris did.  He is amazing, by the way.

December 29, 2012

These are some before pictures.  Kris had already ripped the toilet out to put a new one in and ripped up the tile on the floor.  It was easier to do that at this point while putting in the new toilet.  The tile in there wasn't that bad, but back around the toilet some of it didn't match.  The people that previously owned this house did some weird things to it and this was one.  Layton was a sweet little helper on this day.

The vanity and sink.  The light fixture was kind of old, the faucet was out dated, the cabinets were old and ugly, and the counter top was just a plain laminate.

On the far wall, there was this little cut out where they put some shelves.  I think this was due to the fact that the previous owners added on to the house and this may have been a window at one time or something.

The bathroom closet.

The nasty tub/shower combo.

January 1, 2013

Kris ripped out the old tub and shower.

February 23, 2013

He tore out the closet, walls and all, and started on the shower.

Kris amazes me with all he can do.  He did every bit of the plumbing himself.

He had to pour concrete to make the floor of the shower.  The crazy thing to me about it was that he had to do it just right because the water had to be able to run into the drain.  Nuts to me, but he knew how to do it (and it works great!)

March 1, 2013

I didn't get a picture of him installing the new tub or the dry wall, but here he is starting to work on the tile around the tub.  I love the tub!  I love to take baths, so I use it alot!

Here is the floor of the shower again.

Since the toilet was in and the shower concrete was done, he started working on tiling the floor.  He had to do it in bits and pieces.

March 29, 2013

Next, Kris worked on tiling around the shower.  Hannah helped/watched him on this day.

Here is the shower before he started tiling it.  He had to hang dry wall and then put this red stuff on the walls and floor.  I think it is some kind of water proof sealer or something.

April 1, 2013

Here is the tile around the bathtub all finished.  I love it!

Kris also had to tile the whole shower.  It took a while!

April 18, 2013

Kris finished all the tile and installed the shower door.  Yay!

It is awesome!  He did so great!

He even put in soap holders and made a great shelf for shampoos and stuff.  I think this picture was taken before he had completely wiped all the grout off.  That is what all the white stuff is that you see.

April 22, 2013

After all the tile work, came the vanity.  Since we took out all the closet storage, we had to add some more.  So, he cut out the part of the vanity that didn't have cabinets on the bottom.  He had to frame up where a new cabinet would go.

We just bought the cabinet at Lowes.

I think at this point he was able to finish the floor tile.

April 29, 2013

We decided we didn't want the shelves on the back wall so Kris had to put dry wall over it and fix it.

There were basically 3 things in this whole remodel that Kris didn't do.  Since he works for a construction company, he has lots of connections.  They use a lady who owns a paint company alot and he has gotten to be good friends with her.  She gave us some advice on paint color and even had her guys come and "fix" the walls a bit.  They just needed a little work in places to look smooth.  Then, they painted them for us.

May 17, 2013

One of the other things that Kris didn't tackle was staining the cabiniets.  We had some old cabinets and some brand new cabinets so trying to get both of the stains to match on them was a little challenging.  But thanks to Debbie's guys, they look really good and you can't tell there was ever a difference.

We added another new cabinet above the toilet for more storage.  It had to be stained to match as well.  The paint color we went with was a light tan color.

Here's a look at the cabinets all together.

March 7, 2014

Fast forward several months and here are pictures of the completed bathroom.  I LOVE IT!!!

I don't have a picture of them, but Kris even installed extra recessed lighting above the tub that actually have a dimmer on them.  :-)

The sink was the final thing that Kris did not do himself.  It was the last thing that went in to complete everything and we had to wait several months for it.  It is a concrete countertop/sink made by a guy that did work for them at Kris' office.  They just updated their office some and this guy did concrete countertops for them in their kitchen.  He actually offered to make this for us for FREE!!!  Can't beat that!!!  Here is his website

New lighting, new mirror, new decor.

I am SO glad this remodel is over!!!  I am so thankful for Kris and all his hard work.

Next project (cause you know there has to be one) is texturing and repainting the living room, kitchen, and hallway.