December 10, 2012

the Bathroom Renovation - part 2

Since the original bathroom plans were laid out HERE, plans have already changed a bit.  However, we're finally in the fixing stage and out of the demo stage.  Hooray!

Here's what has changed.  I originally wanted a freestanding tub and had found a good-priced one on Overstock.  Then I realized the freestanding faucet that you buy to go with it costs almost as much as the tub.  OUT.  We went with a regular one that will be built in.


I also decided against the glass tiles.  I figured they were pretty trendy and I heard that keeping them clean in the shower was hard.  I decided to go with marble.  I felt it would be more timeless.  I did a little more research on marble and decided we could do it.  I read some things about having to reseal it and how porous it is, but then the lady at the tile place explained that it's like having travertine, which we had before.  Natural stone is natural stone.  It ages and has imperfections, but I think it's beautiful.

Anyhow, I actually ordered the tile from Amazon.  We had a friend who could give us a contractor's discount at the tile places around here, but it was still significantly cheaper on Amazon.  I didn't even pay shipping.

The tile came the other day and I'm pretty sure my UPS guy is going to come back to our house with a gun.  He was ticked off.  It was a huge, heavy pallet and I'm pretty sure he was already having a bad day.  Sorry, buddy.  Here's what we ordered.  The hexagons are for the floor and the subway tiles are for the shower.


We spent a little more than I wanted, but this is the home we intend to stay in our whole lives, so I wanted to redo it nicely.

My parents came over and helped me paint the ceiling while everything was stripped down still.  (They actually did probably 90% of it.  I'm still not doing a whole lot these days.)  The previous owners had it kind of a glossy tan so we changed it to white to lighten up the space.  It was nice to be able to paint without worrying about staying in the lines.  The walls will be getting painted as well.


Lastly, the trim around the door has been removed as we're going to do board and batten.  I love this picture below.  My dad is letting Rex help and letting him think he's doing the majority of the work.  (I'm pretty sure he still does that with me as well :)  Thanks, Dad.


This week the tile starts to go in.  It'll probably take at least all week, I'm guessing.  Then there's still plenty left to do after that, but we're moving in the right direction.  Yay.

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