After many months of demolition as a result of our master bathroom remodel, we are finally making some progress! This weekend was a huge step in the right direction!
So far, we have done most of the renovation ourselves. It has taken MUCH longer than we anticipated. My husband had to remove a large portion of the subfloor in order for the plumber to get to the necessary pipes. The plumber was out again a few weeks ago. The next step was to replace the subfloor, which doesn’t sound like a big deal but it turned out to be more complicated than we thought. Typical. Below you can see the new plumbing and the renovation in full swing.
Finding time for my husband to replace the subfloor was the biggest challenge. He was finally able to get to it this weekend. There are two plastic PVC drain pipes, six copper lines and a shower drain that had to be accounted for. He measured and cut the necessary holes from the ¾” subfloor material in the garage and we carried it upstairs.
It was heavy but we were able to get it into place and positioned the holes over the pipes. He previously marked the studs on the floor joists and then screwed the new subfloor in place along the studs. Measure twice and cut once, of course. It fit like a glove! Yay!
He then installed the half wall which he built out of 2×4’s earlier and anchored it with 3″ screws into the wall and floor joists. The half wall will separate the shower area from the tub and house the shower and soap holder.
The next step is to have the plumber come back and run the copper lines for the new shower, connect the drain pipes and set the shower pan. Then we should be ready for the new insulation, hardy board and finally the new tile! We can hardly wait!! Meanwhile I’m getting quotes on having the tile installed on the floor, shower pan and the walls of the shower. Then I can order the right amount of tile for the entire bathroom. Meanwhile the tub still sits in the guest room. Sigh.
Even though it will take a while longer, we are getting excited! Little by little we are getting there!
Below is the flooring and tile we’ve chosen: The small marble hexagon tile(left) will cover the shower floor and the Carrera marble 12×12″ tiles (right) will cover the bathroom floor. The shower stall walls will be white subway tile. We can’t wait until it’s done!
Before picture, right before demolition started:
Current state of the renovation in progress:
What we dream it will look like some day soon! (Similar to what it will look like!) 🙂 Have a great day!