Friday, September 23, 2016

Almost Done!

Seems like months ago when we started this project, but it's really close to being done!  Not being able to use the only bathroom on the main level is quite an inconvenience.  In addition, Steve's closet is off the bathroom too.. so his clothes have been kind of all over.  Being as busy as we are, we tend to not always have the time (or energy) to put our clothes away ..... and when they don't have a closet, well.. it gets pretty disorganized.  Not to mention, having workers at the house all day (starting by 7:30am) has been getting "old".  The guys have been great.. but still not easy when you're trying to take care of animals, planning dinner, taking shower and getting ready for busy day at office or appointments, as well as a million other things busy people have in their schedules.   Then, just when you think you're ready to "hit the road"... you hear, "Jan, Jan..?  Do you have a second?  Just have a couple questions..." And they're usually questions that normally I would require 24 hours to "think about it", but I didn't have that luxury very much this time.

So the completion of this remodel couldn't be more welcome!
Mirrors are propped up against the wall for now; we also do not have lightbulbs in all the lights (only the middle light on each side) and no hardware on drawers yet.  Speaking of drawers, the 4 pull-out drawer fronts will be different.. mistake by the "cabinet company".   And.. we're not crazy about the trim that was put on the side of the cabinet.. something will change there.  
The counter top here was also not the correct size when it arrived.. so we wait for a new counter top before finishing this side.  The new pocket door will be painted the same color as the walls (Vanilla Milkshake, Benjamin Moore), and the mirror will be very handy (it still has the protective plastic coating on it right now).  
Have I mentioned we needed more storage?  Oh my... I have tons of storage in these cabinets!!

We are in love with our shower!  It is such an improvement over what was there before.. and twice as big!  No more hitting elbows.. and much easier to clean.
We are still waiting for the glass "half wall" to go in the shower.  We wanted a "beaded" glass but it wasn't available in tempered, so we ordered the "rain glass".  

The bathroom now needs paint touch-ups and all the trim and doors painted.  Our new bathroom is 90% complete.  Then, some bath rugs and towel racks to soften it up.  Also looking at different blinds for this window.. maybe..

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bathroom Update

We've been back from our Newfoundland trip for almost a week.  It was a good week for the bathroom contractors to not show up at the house since we really needed to get caught up on things!

Here is what our bathroom looked like when we came home from vacation.  The tile work is mostly completed (except the grout.. which I had to select the color after returning from vacation).

The shower looks a little more "brown/tan" in this photo, but it matches the floor tile perfectly.  The floor tile in the shower is the same as the rest of the floor, just the smaller 2x2 size.  

I've now selected the paint color for the wall (Benjamin Moore's "Vanilla Milkshake").  It's a white/ivory color which compliments the flooring and cabinet color.  

BM Vanilla Milkshake
Bathroom painted with Vanilla Milkshake on the walls

The vanity lights selected are from Menard's.  We'll have two sets of these vanity lights (1 over each sink).  

Vanity lights that have brushed nickel hardware which will match the faucets.  The glass globes are made of a clear textured glass

This might be a better photo of the glass globe.

The faucets are from Lowe's.. the brand is Delta and the style is Valdosta.

Delta Valdosta sink faucets

We have already started painting the bathroom and should be ready for cabinets to be installed on Tuesday (they are getting delivered on Monday).  The mirrors will be basic flat beveled mirrors.. at least that is what I'm thinking at this point!  It's starting to come together!  Still have to choose little things like towel bars and cabinet pulls.  

We'll be so glad when it's finished.. and Steve will get his closet back again!  We can see light at the end of the tunnel.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Shotgun Bathroom Remodel - Shower Update

Today, the guys worked on the shower most of the day.  It's now ready for tile.

Standing in the shower looking out

Below is the tile that we've chosen for the shower.  The small square tiles will be on the shower floor and in the niche/cubby in the wall.  The colors are very "greige".  The rectangular tile will be on the walls horizontally.  

Below is an example of how the tile should look (kinda).

Below is the tile that will be on the bathroom floor (large tile).. I love the colors in it which are ivory, greys and taupe/tan.  The square "greige" block on the left is what the cabinetry will be made of and the while/gray cultured marble sample will be the counter tops and sinks.  

The sinks will be integrated into the countertop like the one below (for easy cleaning).  Our sinks will be the same shape... and we even have faucets picked out that are very similar.  

During the next week we will be on vacation.. so updates will not be posted on the blog (but progress will continue to be made on the bathroom)!