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The Last House Bathroom Remodel Part 2

On Friday I shared with you our  master bathroom remodel in our last home. You can see the before photos here…..

Looking back at the photos I relived all the work we did! Nothing good comes easy! To save money we did the following ourselves: all the deconstruction, and cleanup, installation of all the lighting, plumbing, cabinetry, painting, wood flooring, base moulding, door and cabinet hardware, removal of medicine cabinets and dry wall, towel bars, shower basin floor and water proofing prep work prior to tiling. We subbed out the tile/ countertop,  glass shower doors, and mirror.

Additionally, we kept the same layout, enlarged the shower (it was originally pretty small…like when washing my hair my elbow would hit the glass door kind of small due to a bench that took up most of the floor space). We also ripped out the step to the tub and a three tiered half wall behind the tub, giving the entire room more space), and kept the plumbing in the same locations. Not only did that save money, but future complications with potential leaks etc. We also kept the existing window (glass block wasn’t my favorite, but a replacement window and exterior stucco touch up was something we didn’t want to pay for). We  decided to use inexpensive white glazed subway tile mixed with a pricier Carrera Marble as accents. We  used 2″ honed marble squares for the shower floor and under the tub. The color on the walls was Sherwin Williams Fleur De Sel ( # 7666). I even liked the name! The wood flooring was an Armstrong discontinued wood laminate which we carried in from the bedroom, the faucets were Jado (I purchased with a discount), the soaking tub was a Neptune (the only one left on the planet with a right-hand  drain to match our existing drain location and size), the towel bar and rings, door hardware, as well as the cabinetry  and LED overhead lighting were all from Lowes. We decided to go with a new cabinet vanity instead of painting the existing one since it was about 30″ high and hit us about mid thigh. The new vanity was a comfortable 36″ for us tall people. No more sore backs! I can’t quite remember where we purchased the chandelier, but I think it was online from Lamps Plus.We kept the same white toilet in a little room behind the shower wall. Not too exciting…no pictures of that one. The far door was an existing walk in closet and the door to the right of the vanity was a linen and supply closet. That was nice to already have in place.

I was going to sew a relaxed Roman shade in a white linen for the window, but never got around to it before we moved. Our bathroom was on the second floor so I wasn’t too worried about it.

And here are the after photos (courtesy of a friend)…



We wanted to create a really peaceful and spa like master bath and we loved how it turned out!


I miss that bathroom!


6 thoughts on “The Last House Bathroom Remodel Part 2

  1. Oh my goodness, what a lot of work! But it’s absolutely gorgeous and such a relaxing space to soak in the tub! It had to feel even better knowing y’all had done the bulk of the work yourselves! Just gorgeous!

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