This bathroom renovation was about a year in the making. I just don’t know where to find the time for all this!
In any event, it happened, and I’ve documented the work from start to finish.
My wife and I are both very pleased with the results, although as it always does – this took about twice as long as we had hoped!
Do you know what the most important part of a good “before and after” is?
Otherwise, you have nothing to compare it to!
Sometimes I feel like my life is a series of post-it notes. And sadly, I walked right by the post-it note that said “photo of bathroom” the morning we started this renovation.
I’ve looked through my files, and I don’t have a photo of the bathroom.
But I do have the video I posted from the time my shower door spotaneously combusted.
You might have seen the video before, and if not, then it’s just a little something else to add to this post!
But consider this video the “before” for the renovation, and make note of the awful builder-grade shower tile and floor:
That’s the worst tile I’ve ever seen.
Wait, it’s not.
The tile that was in the ensuite bathroom when we bought in 2010 was the worst:
But the brown and beige combo is a close second.
So with the “before” photo out of the way, here’s how the work progressed each day:
Today was the “demo day.”
I was shocked at what it looked like when I got home.
-removal and disposal of vanity
-removal and disposal of cheap affixed-to-the-wall builder-grade mirror
-removal and storage of toilet
-removal and disposal of floor tile
-removal and disposal of shower floor tile
-removal and disposal of shower wall tile
Not as big an effect today, but smoothing out that floor isn’t easy!
-grinding of bathroom floor (what a mess!)
-installation of shower drywall
-installation of shower base (sub-tile)
-installation of shower curb
Today we finally got to see what that sexy, hexagonal marble floor tile looks like!
I loved it.
Jenna loved it.
Bella loved it.
Well, we don’t know that for sure, but I can only assume…
-installation of floor tile
-installation of shower floor tile
-patching and sanding of holes left from awful builder-grade shower mirror (can’t see in photo), and other marks on wall
Okay so the floor tile is covered up with the tarps, but you saw that on Day Three
Today was about getting that shower tile up, and I’m pretty happy with how it looks!
-Installation of 60% of shower tile
After day one, I was really excited about this maybe being a “quick” bathroom renovation.
But that was just demolition.
The work to be completed is constantly delayed by things drying, or setting.
It looks like we’re heading into week two, which means I have to share a bathroom with my wife through the weekend…
-installation of remaining 40% of shower tile
-installation of shower tile on curb
-grouting of bathroom floor tile and bathroom shower tile
-grouting of shower tile
-installation of bathroom vanity
-painting of all walls & ceiling
-installation of marble slab on curb
Photos don’t do it justice – so here’s a video:
-installation of glass pane and glass shower door
-installation of toilet
-installation of bathroom sink and faucet
-installation of trimi
-installation of shower-head, dial, and spout
So there you have it!
Now on to our second bathroom.
Fun times in the Fleming household!