Bathroom remodel!! Lots of pics!!!!!

smcox1March 11, 2012

I will start with pictures of the materials that we are using. First for the floor I'm going with 1/2" marble tiles.

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Next the vanity top is marble with a square sink.

The vanity is from the little bathroom its solid oak and it had a green top so I cut that off painted it black and put the new top on.

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I went with a fiberglass shower because I didn't really feel like a tile shower at this time.

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So out came the old and I had to replace the subfloor because the previous shower had leaked at some time.

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I also went down to the studs.

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In went the new shower its 48" wide and the old one was only 32" so this is a big improvement.

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All finished with drywall on the walls and shower door installed.

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Next the bathtub was removed.

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Also the plumbing was all replaced.

Went down to the studs.

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New drywall and subfloor.

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Bathtub came in!!! Woohoo!!!

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Walls got textured.

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Then they got painted Silver Tradition

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Started laying the marble floor.

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More marble.

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All grouted.

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Almost finished pictures.

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Still need crown molding and baseboard with quarter round.

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treasuretheday

ooooooo! It's always fun to see pictures of completed rooms! Can you try again to put them into your post?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 5:09PM
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treasuretheday

Just in case it's helpful, I've linked to a How To thread that's running in the Home Decorating forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: How to include photos in your post

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 5:18PM
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smcox1

Sorry on other forums its the IMG link.
Let's try this














I hope that worked I'm doing this from my phone so I'm not sure if the original post can be edited?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 5:39PM
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hosenemesis

What a beautiful thing you created. Congratulations- it looks like it was quite a project. Your tub is fabulous.
Renee

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 7:39PM
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smcox1

Thanks!! It was a big project also I only spent about $3500 on the whole thing.
I also installed the toilet and put the caulking around the shower.


    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 10:12PM
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hosenemesis

Your hard work has really paid off. You must have gotten some great deals and done some homework. I love the diagonal tub.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 3:21AM
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treasuretheday

Very pretty! I love the slipper tub on the diagonal too.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 6:22AM
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smcox1

Thanks! I was going to move the toilet by the vanity and put the bathtub under the window and install another window to make it symmetrical but I'm kind of glad I left it how it is. I have one question for all of you guys should I paint those 2 big mirrors behind the bathtub black? Or should I leave them silver?

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 9:32AM
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jacduf

Just gorgeous! Can't believe you accomplished that with $3500! Good for you.

I think the mirrors look good as they are, but would look good in black too, to tie in with the vanity. Maybe leave for now until you feel like you need a change and then paint them.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 5:46PM
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smcox1

Thank you! I'm glad I know how to do this kind of work because labor is very expensive. I will probably leave the mirrors silver for now.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 9:47PM
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Olychick

So pretty and so different than most baths these days. That tub is to die for. I can't believe your budget. The tub looks like it would cost at least that much on it's own. I'd leave the mirrors silver, since you already have one dark one that is such a different style from the other two. I'm afraid it might emphasize the difference if they were all dark. You may need to keep your eye out for a great little crystal chandelier at a budget price on craigslist to hang in that corner :)

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 4:04AM
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2ajsmama

I want that tub! Too bad I've already got one installed that I've never used - remodeling has to wait til a minimum 10 yrs after I finish the current bath! What model is it and how much was it (and dimensions) if you don't mind?

Leave the mirrors silver. Looks very elegant with the marble and the tub.

But speaking of lighting, umm, are you planning on leaving those 2 above the vanity? Sorry, but remind me of D-cups placed next to each other like that. Maybe a chandelier there, or if you can't move wiring, a couple of mini-pendants (silver and crystal)?

The room is lovely. You did a wonderful job.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 6:53AM
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bettymnz4

I, too, love the slipper tub set diagonally - it's different and elegant. I think the silver mirrors add to the elegance.

I also love the shape of your vanity sink!!!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 8:20AM
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smcox1

That's funny ajsmama but those lights are staying I actually just bought them. But I do have a little chandelier for above the bathtub its the same one that's in my kitchen.

The tub is acrylic so it only weights a little more then 100 pounds its 69" long 28.5" wide and 31" high and the water depth is 12.5" to the overflow. I bought it from elite bath on eBay for $1190 with the faucet, drain, and supply lines also with free shipping. I originally was getting one from vintage tub but then I found this one and it had great reviews and the seller was also very good to deal with.

The sink is from lowes its Allen+Roth I'm glad I found it because you normally don't find any other shape then round without having to special order.

Also thanks for all of your compliments!!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 4:33PM
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2ajsmama

I've got to measure mine to the overflow - all framed in, nice size for soaking, we built the house (including rough-in) almost 5 years ago and it's taken me this long to get around to finishing it (see my "backer board" thread)! But I will look for a slipper tub if and when we ever get around to remodeling. You got an amazing deal!

Latest thing - moved the vanity (not to code - have to add 4" to the right for sink center to be 15" from wall). Drained the lines, removed the shutoff valves, moved the vanity, plugged the lines waiting for filler piece for vanity but when I turned the water back on (cold water only) cold water was squirting from one of the hot water lines! I did get it mopped up, had to call my uncle for some muscle to get the hose clamp on tight enough, but started thinking that maybe builder connected the wrong supply to that line? Might have to open wall and make a new connection (might have to move one of the cold water lines too, could end up behind drawers when we re-set the vanity).

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 8:28PM
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smcox1

Doesn't sound like fun. What are your water lines made out of? Copper or pex?

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 8:38PM
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2ajsmama

Pex, so it should be easy. Though I learned how to sweat copper in the old house. Let's just hope the lines are mis-connected in the wall right behind the vanity, and not buried somewhere in the floor or a different wall. DH thinks the water is cold in the shower, but I think it's just b/c the stops are set too low (can't even turn the shower handle a full 90 degrees). But I need to connect Pex with threaded connectors to soaking tub valves so I can put braided hose on them, check that the proper temp water is coming out there (if they're just switched, no problem, but 2 cold water or 2 hot water taps would not be good). So another trip to HW store tomorrow for 2 more hose clamps, b/c the crimp clamps are just too much of a pain to take off and I'm assuming that plumber will put in a different type connector to go to the copper valve for the Roman tub faucet (after I get the deck tiled so he can install the faucet).

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 9:10PM
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smcox1

They make a cutter to cut the crimps off of the pex and it works well for me. I would suggest taking the hose clamps off and using the crimps because I never could get a hose clamp tight enough. Also there should be a fitting to go from the pex to your faucet that can be crimped on.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 10:00PM
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2ajsmama

Well, we had an awful time getting the crimps off when we pulled off the valves today. Crimp/cutter tool didn't have instructions on removal, and wasn't sharp enough to cut, my uncle had to twist and break the old crimps. Hose clamps are on tight now, gonna stay that way till I'm ready to reinstall the vanity (will check temp of water when drain lines, before securing vanity to the wall).

I'm gonna let the plumber connect the rough valve for the tub - don't want to mess that up, pretty $$ part (R2707), I need to hire someone to drill the holes to install the faucet and handshower anyway since I don't have proper drill bit for ceramic/cement/plywood *thick* deck (and also don't want responsibility of drilling out acrylic). Sinks I can do ;-)

I might also have the plumber adjust the stops on the shower if I can't see how to get escutcheon off - don't want the responsibility of taking that off the acrylic shower, either.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 10:14PM
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smcox1

I know what your saying I would hire someone aswell if I wasn't 100% comfortable doing something that way if something goes wrong its not your fault. LOL!!!

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 10:36PM
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smcox1

I have seen some pictures of vanities with the backsplash tiled to the ceiling and I really liked it so I decided to go ahead and do it. I used mini subway tiles ran vertically and I think it looks really nice. I ran out of tiles so its not completely finished. And yes I used the tile mat from home depot and its always worked for me. I did my kitchen backsplash three years ago and it hasn't moved. I even did my entry floor and small bathroom floor with it three years ago aswell and I haven't had a problem. LOL!!!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2012 at 11:33PM
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springroz

What a great idea!! I really like the entire bathroom!! Thanks for posting the update...and thanks for posting all the progress pics, so I don't feel bad when I get to post mine in a couple of weeks!!

What a fantastic remodel you did!

Nancy

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 8:43AM
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smcox1

Thank you!

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 8:47AM
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scrapinsal

love your bathroom!!! awesome! We are just starting ours, can you tell me where you got the awesome silver mirrors? thanx.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 10:22PM
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smcox1

Probably about 15 years ago at Wal-Mart. Lol!! They started out gold then I painted them white and now painted them silver. But I have seen similar ones online.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2012 at 11:25PM
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claybabe

Love what you did!

Could I trouble you for the measurements of the room? (Just the area where the tub is, no need for the hall.) Thank you!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2012 at 6:56PM
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Alex619

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    Bookmark   April 4, 2012 at 5:59AM
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smcox1

^What??
Claybabe my bathroom is 7'x14'

    Bookmark   April 9, 2012 at 9:52PM
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