Hello hello. It has been quite the week, hasn’t it? Even though this post is about our low-grade bathroom remodel, first things first. The biopsy on my mole came back – it’s not cancerous! That’s just wildly great news. It’s still abnormal but I am just so thankful all of the cells were the same and not…different. And now it is really gone. Unless it grows back. Again. So there is all of that.
ANYWAY. When we bought the townhouse nearly six years ago, we did so with the pledge that we would re-do the master bathroom because the tile was heinous.
The wraparound vanity is also heinous, but in a different way for a different day.
So we spent at least four years thinking about what we could do to improve the situation and then during the fifth year, we got serious about actually deciding what to do. The remodel will take place in three (possibly four) phases. The first: Get New Tile took place this week.
Since we only have one shower in our entire house, this meant that we had to move in with my in-laws who own a house with many guest bedrooms for the week. Cue the bad jokes here. In all seriousness, we are extremely lucky that they were willing (and able!) to let us stay with them and a lovely time was had by all. We had family dinner, I slept like a rock, and it was Good. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
We hired our family contractor/handyman for the project because while DIY may be for some, it isn’t for us. Or it might be sometimes, but not when we cannot live in our house until we have a functional shower.
He did a splendid job. Look.
Truly, I cannot believe we own a tub/shower that looks like this! It’s just so much better than…before.
The next projects we have on our list are:
- Get a new vanity/sink
- Figure out if we need to re-do the floor
I feel like we’ll be able to source the vanity through some careful Craigslist searching. The demo may take a weekend, but I’m confident that removing the old vanity and installing the new one is something that we can handle. Once we’ve got that down (and based on the footprint of the new vanity v. the old) I think we’ll have a better idea of whether or not the floor needs to be replaced. Last but not least, I’m hoping to paint the bathroom navy blue. We’ll see if that color is still the right idea when it actually comes time to paint, but I’ve always wanted a navy room in our house, so I think this could be it!