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The bathrooms are done: PTL. So now we get to show you all some pictures of what we’ve been working on for the past couple months. First, we did our guest bathroom and after that, we immediately jumped into the master. And now for the first time in a couple months, we now have both of our bathrooms available! Praises.
Sarah’s Thoughts: Design
I loved designing the bathrooms, but I also probably spent way too many hours scouring the internet for what I had in mind (and by probably it’s a most definitely, yes, I did).
I designed both the bathrooms at the same time and I knew I wanted to have things that tied them together but also wanted them to be unique in and of themselves. So in the guest and master bath, the vanity and light fixtures are the same, as well as the consistency of the white subway tile in the bath/shower – but we switched it up by changing the colors in each bathroom.
For the guest it was more white, light greys, and silvers and for our master bath we went for whites and dark greys, mixed in with a few wood touches.
One thing I settled on early with this bathroom was wanting matte black finishes throughout along with grey hexagon-shaped floor tile. It took a little convincing, and reassuring that we could do it within our price range to get Ian on board 😉 From there I designed the other elements to match by keeping it mostly white, simple and classic.
Ian’s Thoughts: Execution
The thing that was nice about walking into this bathroom renovation was that I had just done a bathroom reno and it had worked out even better than I had expected. It all looked good and there were no leaks or plumbing or electric issues. Plus, it meant that all the tiling, all the plumbing, all the electric – for the most part, I had tackled learning how to do it in the first bathroom, so the second bathroom was just about executing.
The first thing I do on this job is the same thing as before – rip out everything. Tub comes out, vanity out, floor out… And that is where I run into the first issue. The toilet had apparently been leaking, so the floor was entirely rotted out around the toilet. So before moving forward with anything, I had to replace some of the subfloor. Here’s a picture of what it looked like:
Outside of that, the rest of the bathroom went basically as planned. Of course there are always the little issues that need to be solved along the way – and we switched from a tub to a walk-in shower (so that was new) – but for the most part, everything went smoothly. We didn’t do a great job documenting all the steps on this bathroom (whoops) I think because we were so ready to get it done that we didn’t want to stop and take the time, so this is all I’ve got as far as in-progress pictures/videos go:
Alright, so that wraps up our “in-progress” pictures… and now it’s time for the reveal! Before you check these out, take a look at our first bathroom reno and see if you can spot the elements that tie these two bathrooms together.
The Simple Summary
Well, that wraps up our bathroom reno’s and man, does it feel good to not be living in a construction zone anymore. What do you guys think? Let us know below any favorite design choices!