Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bathroom v2.0 is here!

The bathroom upgrade is complete! The original 1/2 bath with orange, pink, and wall paneling is gone; version 2.0 has made its grand entrance into the world. The update is pretty incredible and to see what the contractors were able to do with the space available is awesome. (I highly recommend these guys if you need a project done, BTW.)

Below are pictures of the finished product. As a bonus, the crew also painted my bedroom, which has transformed that space as well. Thanks for following along on the blog during this project. Now it’s time to enjoy the space and save some money again.

The left wall was originally home to the orange countertop sink. Now home to a new toilet and storage unit. The walls were painted with Benjamin Moore’s San Antonio Grey in an eggshell finish.

The new vanity. I picked this model out for its modern look, wide basin, and narrow depth to give the relatively small space that much more floor space and perceived larger size. The large flat mirror helps reflect more light and makes the room feel big.

Another view of the sink with the shower.

I love the new shower! What was mostly the second closet in my bedroom was masterfully converted into a 48″ x 32″ tiled shower with glass doors. I can’t express the openness the doors help give the room; you don’t feel cramped in here at all.

The bedroom received a facelift during the process as well. The baseboard and window trim received a new coat of decorator white. The walls were painted with Benjamin Moore’s Kendall Charcoal in a flat finish. The space suddenly has a much more modern and calm atmosphere now!

Bathroom Renovation – In the Home Stretch!

It’s been a bit longer than I anticipated to get a new post up about the bathroom progress, but the week slipped past me. Suffice to say a lot of work was completed! The week prior, walls were ripped down, and this week, new ones were built. New floor and walls were put in, new plumbing, new electrical, and the tile work is more than 75% complete! I’ll stop boring you with words and show progress with some pictures.

The project (I’m hoping) will be complete by end of this week. I look forward to sharing the final transformation!

New bathroom window day it was installed. Should let in more light!

The shower stall is coming together!

Next to the shower: home to the new sink.

A view from the bedroom. Imagine a new toilet (non-pink even!) and a nice gray color on those walls in a couple days…

I debated showing tile shots, but the grout isn’t in yet, so I’ll hold off until later this week when that is done and the paint is on the walls.

And this is my currently very messy bedroom. Take a look, because soon the walls will be a new charcoal gray. I’m pretty excited for this change, since it should feel very calming and modern in here.

 

Bathroom Renovations, 3 Days In

It’s only been three days since the project has started but there’s already a lot of progress made! The whole half-bath has been gutted, save for a small amount of paneling to be removed Monday. All the flooring has been removed and new plywood sub-flooring has been installed. The orange countertop did not fare well in demo, as it was very well connected to the wall. Whoever installed it didn’t want it to go anywhere. Ever. The pink toilet has also said farewell.

This week, the plan is for the plumber to come in, run new drain lines for the toilet and shower, and put in new lines for the vanity (in its new location) and the shower. The tile guy will also be making an appearance to work his magic. It’s very possible that by the end of this week the project will be more than 75% complete, which is amazing to me. Kudos to the contractor and his team for moving along! And separate from that group, I will be having 3 small windows (one in each bathroom, and another small one in my bedroom) along with the back door, replaced. Pictures of those will come in a separate post.

For now, check out the pictures after 3 days. You can really see the project taking shape. And many thanks to my friend who’s letting me borrow his wide-angle lens so I can properly capture the work in this small space.

This is at the end of Day 2. The back of the hall closet has been removed so we can “borrow” a few inches for the shower. This is the last time I saw the orange countertop and pink sink basin in one piece. Same goes for that toilet.

Now you can see that everything has been removed, save for that small bit of paneling and the orange curtains (which I’m saving for something). ¬†You can also see the original aluminum frame window that is being replaced this week. So long to no-efficiency windows!

What was the 2nd closet in this bedroom. Most of it is being used for the shower stall, but what’s nice is that I’ll still have a small closet for some items, like towels or folded clothes (space on right side of original closet space.)

Day 3. View of the bathroom from the bedroom. If you look at the original post, you’ll notice some things missing.

The Bathroom renovation begins!

The official bathroom renovation is finally upon us! After much discussion and planning, the demo is scheduled to start tomorrow. I wish I could take pictures of the whole bathroom, but it’s not a big room. What I can show is the old-school toilet, wall paneling, and interesting light fixture choices.

More pictures below. Soon, I will share tile choices, the new sink, paint colors and more. In the meantime, who’s interested in the ball & chain light fixture, orange curtains, orange vanity counter, or pink(ish) sink and toilet? All going for a very good price (read: FREE!)