Bathroom Remodel Reveal

prbetsi75March 20, 2014

Remodel is 95% done. Just need to hang towel bars, toilet paper holder, hang blinds, and one of our shower doors came missing the handles! ugh! But overall, I am very pleased.

Before: big jacuzzi tub that was nothing but a big dust collector:

Ugly 90" oak vanity....

And a TINY 3x3 shower.

AFTER:

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This post was edited by prbetsi75 on Mon, Mar 24, 14 at 12:13

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lotteryticket

Nice job! I love the shower. Do both doors open? How wide are they? I'd love to put something similar in our bath.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 4:50PM
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prbetsi75

Thanks! Yes both doors open. Just missing the handles for the one on the left. I'll have to measure the size when I get home. They are the Maax Purfect Dual Doors. They are 80" tall which is what my husband loved about them.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 4:56PM
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lotteryticket

Thank you for letting me know which ones. That's so helpful. You're going to love showering in there I'm sure.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 5:11PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

MAJOR improvement!! I really like the look of your vanity wall.

-Babka

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 7:06PM
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suzanne_sl

Also love the vanity wall, and the new shower is a huge improvement.

A hint on the toilet paper holder: I'm currently staying in a casino hotel in Las Vegas where they put the toilet paper holder about 3" too far to the back to be comfortable. It's not impossible, but if it were my house I'd be totally annoyed. So pay attention to where the guys plan to put it!

P.S. Be glad the folks who tiled this bathroom didn't do yours. Clearly not trained craftsmen.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 7:39PM
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enduring

Very nicely done. You must love walking in there. I like the strong contrasts.

I think it is great you were able to put a larger shower in the location of the old tub. I see that the doors are french doors. I have them on my short list of door options. Please tell me what brand it is. Or any details you do have, such as glass thickness, treatment used on the glass and you thoughts on the treatment.

Did you go with a smaller vanity and but in a closet?

Took this quote off the "Illustrated Rules of Good Bathroom Design":

The toilet paper holder should be located 8" to 12" in front of the edge of the toilet bowl, centered at 26" above the floor.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 9:42PM
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Anna_in_TX

Thank you for posting your finished bathroom - most folks just leave the forum after getting the info they need.

I love the contrast of dark and light in your room.

Would you please show a front view of your shower because it is really awesome.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 9:56PM
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raehelen

Beautiful!

Hard to believe it's the same BR, and really your first one wasn't that bad...

Have you tried filling your tub yet? Was wondering how wide the tub was, and if you had any problems reaching the taps? Still not 100% sure where I will be positioning taps on my tub.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:45PM
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prbetsi75

Thanks everyone. Anna, as soon as we get the other handle put on, I'll post a pic of the front view of the shower :o)

Enduring, we did get a smaller vanity, 72" but we always had a linen closet. The linen closet was behind the tiny shower in the original bathroom. The doors are Maax Purfect Dual shower doors. They feel and look very solid. I love them. Here's some info I got on them:

-Ergonomic handles
-Unique patented hinges that allow an amazingly simple
three-inch adjustment on both sides
-10mm thick first quality tempered glass shower
-80 inch high glass doors

This post was edited by prbetsi75 on Thu, Mar 20, 14 at 23:04

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:50PM
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KarenPA_6b

Your remodel is really beautiful as well as practical. Can I ask how much does it cost you to remodel this bathroom and the state that you are located as the costs differ for different regions of the US. Thank you.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:52PM
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prbetsi75

raehelen, the tub is 67 " x 37 ". It's Maax Reverie. Only $948 on Amazon! We've filled it and no problems reaching the taps.

This post was edited by prbetsi75 on Thu, Mar 20, 14 at 23:13

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:54PM
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prbetsi75

kousa, we are in NJ and the remodel cost us about $19,000.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:56PM
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KarenPA_6b

Thank you for your response, prbetsi75. Did you do the work yourself or was the remodel done by contractors? That is such a great price.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 11:10PM
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prbetsi75

All the work was done by contractors. We bought all the materials. They charged us $7,000, the plumber charged us $2,500. The balance was buying the tile, tub, vanity, shower doors, fixtures, etc. We saved money by leaving the toilet where it was as well as the vanity. We also opted out of having jets in the shower, which were just too expensive. Gotta decide what's important to you, and skip the othersâ¦.otherwise the costs get out of hand.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 11:20PM
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cat_mom

Very, very nice and a big improvement!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 11:51PM
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lotteryticket

I also like the use of the various tiles. It's neither too bland or too busy. Just right.

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 11:06AM
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jerzeegirl

You new bathroom is just beautiful! I just love it. Would you mind letting me know which tile you used in the shower and on the floor and who made your vanity? I am getting ready for a remodel and am on the hunt for tile and a vanity!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 8:30PM
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edeevee

Huge improvement! I love the way you tiled the entire vanity wall and the placement of the mirror. Would you share where you got it?

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 10:07PM
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prbetsi75

jerzeegirl, the tile on the floor and shower is ABK Fossil in Cream which I got at Tile wholesalers in Newark, NJ (are you in NJ?). The vanity I got from Continental Hardware also in Newark.

edeevee, the mirror I got from wayfair.com.

http://www.wayfair.com/Wholesale-Interiors-Baxton-Studio-Daffodil-Floor-Mirror-in-Dark-Brown-Mirror-0506051-WHI1558.html

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 10:31PM
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gyr_falcon

Well done. It looks great! I also agree about the nice tile and color choices. What an improvement for the shower; wish we had a large enough bathroom to do something like that.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 12:44AM
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piscesgirl

Very nice. I am sure you are loving that large shower. Would love to know the details regarding the materials you used.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 10:27AM
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a2gemini

Great job on your remodel! I am watching for ideas for ours as well.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 4:46PM
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juddgirl2

Beautiful remodel! I love the contrast between the dark mirror and vanity, the white tub, and the light tiles. I'm starting to plan my master bath remodel in my head and this clean but warm look is exactly what I'm hoping to achieve.

I'm really surprised you got the mirror and the vanity at two different places because the wood color seems to match perfectly. Were you able to custom order the mirror to fit the space exactly? I thought perhaps you framed it yourself because it works so well in the space.

Love the tub too! Is it comfortable to recline in?

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 7:53PM
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ahmnj

This looks great! Thanks for sharing - I'm trying to get a sense of how much we can fit in the space we have...could you share a floor plan, or tell us how big is the space for the MBR before you started to add the bath fixtures?

Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2014 at 10:21PM
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prbetsi75

Thanks everyone.

firsthome, throughout this thread I give the details of the materials we used. If there's something missing that you want to know, just let me know.

juddgirl2, the mirror was not custom. I just knew that I had to find an espresso framed mirror and I tried to find one at least 70 inches since the vanity is 72"â¦which wasn't easy to find. The mirror is actually marketed as a floor mirror. Haven't tried out the tub yet for too long..but it's fairly wide and seems like it will be quite comfortable.

AHMIowa_NJ, the size of the bathroom is 8x14. Not sure if this link will work, but this is a link to the layout.

Here is a link that might be useful: Layout/Floorplan

This post was edited by prbetsi75 on Sun, Mar 23, 14 at 12:14

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 12:02PM
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prbetsi75

Finally received my other handle and was able to take some pics of the shower...

This is the right side of the shower...

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 11:38AM
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garden77

So funny, I initially thought your 'before' pics were your afters! I was thinking, why did she do that?

Then I saw the real afters and it is beautiful. Looks way more expensive than what you paid. Did your vanity come with the top or did you have it made?

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 8:24AM
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prbetsi75

LOL. thanks!

We ordered the vanity top when we ordered our vanity so it was from the same place. Not sure if that's what you're asking...The vanity and the top arrived together.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2014 at 11:11AM
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KarenPA_6b

prbetsi75, thank you so much for sharing and posting photos of your shower. It is beautiful closeup. Can you tell me where you get those corner shower shelves? Did you install them? I would really like to add those to my shower if they are available for sale somewhere. Also I must say your tileman did a terrific job caulking around the edges because I can't even see it.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 5:22AM
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prbetsi75

Thanks kousa. We got the corner shelves from Tile wholesalers in Newark, NJ. I think most tile places sell shelves like these. Our contractor put them up.

This post was edited by prbetsi75 on Thu, Apr 3, 14 at 11:44

    Bookmark   April 3, 2014 at 11:29AM
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firstmmo

Beautiful. Such a great use of space--more for shower and less for tub! I too have decided that tubs are better in theory than IRL for me. I always think I want a big glorious tub and then find that I rarely have tome actually take a bath. My kids used it more than I did. Love the colors and the counter area in particular seems very inviting and a big improvement.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2014 at 10:50PM
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itltrot

Stunning bathroom. Everything works so well together. Great job!

    Bookmark   April 14, 2014 at 3:42PM
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