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Our 2 1/2 week bathroom reno

14 years ago

A true family event! The bathroom is small, only 5.5 x 7.5 and really hard to photograph. We live in a 1984 Colonial in New England. The old bath had a light oak vanity, fixtures eaten away by well water and worn from old age, a white formica counterop and a Kohler toilet that wouldn't flush worth beans! Oh, and did I mention the tub leaking into the kitchen below? Having company coming put us on a speedy deadline to get our kids/guest bathroom redone. It had been leaking into our kitchen, and although we had been collecting things for it for the past 2 years, we decided to bite the bullet and get it done for our Thanksgiving company.


Vanity: Newport Empire 42"

Sink and Tub: Toto

Toilet: Toto Promenade

Granite counter and shower shelves: Blue pearl

Tile: Vallelunga Pietra Romana Avorio 6 x 6

2 x 2 accent tile and pencil trim: Negro Marquina Tumbled Marble

Grout and Caulk: Laticrete Smoke Grey

Light: Deco 33" in brushed nickel

Faucet and Soap Dispenser: Hansgrohe Swing C in chrome

Showerhead and Handshower: Hansgrohe Croma C Green 3 jet

Rough: Hansgrohe Thermobalance III with stops

Mirror/Medicine Cabinet: Maxx 36" from Costco

Paint: Sherwin Williams Upward (looks really blue in the pictures, but it's actually a very grey blue)

Not seen, behind door: Hansgrohe robe hooks - 1 for each child

Not installed yet: Ginger Chelsea 24" double Towel bar

Day #1 - November 8th the demo begins with my 12 year old having a blast on bathroom demo #2 for him...



November 14th & 15th, new tub, new drain, new plumbing, new fixtures, Durock goes in, niches are built


November 20th kerdi goes in (that's me!)


I installed the light on the 21st, room was painted earlier in the week


Tiling began on November 21st - guests arrive in 5 days - shower and floor were completed by 11:30 pm on the 22nd in between a few hockey games the kids had. (hubby's on the right, our friend on the left)


Floor below vanity was grouted VERY, did I say VERY, early in the morning on the 23rd so the vanity could go in to accept the delivery and installation of the countertop that morning.


Grout is done! And I made it to daughter's season opening basketball game that evening!


Shower doors were installed on the 24th



Hardware, crown and floor moulding, medicine cabinet, as well as towel ring and toilet paper holder went in on the 25th.



Still waiting for the double towel bar to arrive and I need to fill in nail head holes on the moulding and install the electrical plates, but the bathroom was in use on the 26th!


Thanks to all in the forum who have posted info and answered so many questions over the past months! This place is great! The entire bathroom ran about 6K including the labor we paid our friend who did an absolutely FANTASTIC job!

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