I just realized that I haven't shared with you all of the renovation progress we have made in our bathroom yet! It has been going on for 7 days now. We hired a good friend and former neighbor to do the work since this is how he makes a living. He has already done some work for us in the past too.
We recently had granite counters and under mount sinks installed. Then we replaced our unframed mirrors with framed ones. We also replaced a hanging light fixture with a petite french style chandelier. But we still weren't satisfied with the results. It was like putting lipstick on a pig. Ha! So, we bought new flooring materials and tile for the shower and bead board for the tub surround. Now, the work has begun to replace all of that.
It all started out like this.
Then, demolition began.
After that got done and cleaned up, the new flooring went in.
We chose porcelain wood look tiles in a color called Birch Forest. We used a chocolate colored grout.
Then the cement board backing went in the shower to prepare for the tile.
Niches were built for the soap and shampoo bottles too.
Then the subway tile went up.
And next the floor in the shower. We chose small hexagonal tiles for it. We used charcoal colored grout in the shower.
So far, this is as far as we've gotten. Work continues today and this week.
We have a plumber coming out to replace the tub faucet on Wednesday. It has to be soldered due to the copper piping under the tub. Then the new tub surround will go up.
Whew! It's a been a long 7 days already. After this bathroom is done, work will begin on our hall bath to replace the vinyl flooring with ceramic tile. That shouldn't take too long since it's a small bathroom and we're only having the floor redone.
I hope to be able to show some pretty pictures soon! Tired of the construction pics now.
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~