Guess what happened over the weekend at our house? We finally installed the insulation and hardy backer in the shower in our master bathroom. The bathroom renovation is in full swing! Yay!!
We are SO excited! After many, many months of demolition, delays and simply not enough time to get things done, we are making some wonderful progress on our bathroom! I am so thankful my husband is so handy. He did all of the work on the bathroom renovation except the plumbing thus far. Even though it has taken a long time, we’ve saved an incredible amount of money by doing it ourselves. We are finally are able to see how the bathroom is going to look when it is finished! I am loving it already.
Previously the old soaker tub and surround took up the majority of the bathroom. Not only was it enormous and plastic, it was unattractive and unused. It was very labor intensive to remove it all, but I’m so glad we did. (See how big it was?)
Now the bathroom feels so much larger and the new tub will be smaller and prettier. We took the opportunity to make the shower larger while we were at it. The plumber came back last week to finish the rough in and set the shower pan. (I think it was his fourth trip.)
The Tile-Redi shower pan and niche system is terrific! (You can visit their website www.tileredi.com for more information and product line.) The pan is very light weight and you can adhere the tile directly to the pan. Once the pan was set in concrete, my husband attached the flashing making it ready for the next step. Below you can see the shower pan in place and the newly constructed half wall.
We added a half wall to separate the shower from the tub area and included a niche to house shampoo and soap out of the way as well as a small corner bench. When the bathroom is complete the first thing you see when you walk in the bathroom will be the beautiful tub, shower and chrome fixtures.
The new fixtures are polished chrome. We decided on Carrera Marble for the flooring and I think it will all tie in nicely together. This week we are getting quotes for the tile. Once the tile is complete the plumber will return and set the tub and fixtures into place. Slowly but surely we are getting there! Meanwhile we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Can you see it?