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Bathroom Remodel Before, in Progress and After Pictures

2 years ago

My husband and I remodeled our miniscule master bath as part of the ongoing DIY second floor renovation of our 1974 townhome. For some reason, the home has an absolutely gargantuan master bedroom and a small bathroom with limited storage. We decided to move an entire wall of our bedroom in 4 feet to create a larger master bath and a walk in closet in one go. One of our goals for the entire home is to restore the early 70s modern aesthetic to match the exterior, while still making it feel like a 2020 home, so that was held in mind when we designed this.

We did the demo in January thinking we'd have a mother in law to come watch our 2-year-old so we could tag team the work but COVID made that impossible. The bathroom took from late January to the end of May working in the few hours between 4-6 pm and weekends and neither of us killed each other!

Materials for the bathroom cost us about $5000-$6000. Here's the breakdown of the major expenditures:

  1. Schluter Kerri and Ditra for tile in shower and floor (made it much more foolproof for us neophytes). Definitely hundreds, but it made life easier!
  2. 12"x24" Montauk Blue slate tile at about $3/sf for floors
  3. Abolos desert gray slate mosaic tile for shower floor ~$8/sf
  4. Daltile Restore bright white subway tile 3x12" for walls $2.19/sf
  5. Vanity cabinet is three separate units from 27estore. high quality textured laminate in Brown Kansas Oak. $1500ish (quick note, the vanity was really really short to us, so we ripped off the toe box and wall mounted it to the studs)
  6. Countertop was a remnant of MSI sparkling white quartz for about $500 installed professionally
  7. Shower head Delta Trinsic in chrome $125
  8. Rejuvenation Bowman drawer pulls $20/each
  9. Shower glass was delta, about $350
  10. Sconces were Minka Lavery and only like $60 each
  11. Tilting mirror from Signature Hardware, $180ish
  12. Toilet is American Standard $180ish

We are thrilled with the end result (and extra vanity space!) and pleased with the sweat equity savings.

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