OMG pinch me! After living under some serious renovations for 2 months it looks like we are in the home stretch! Whew this hasn’t been easy…I’ve told you about it in my earlier posts; Tips For Planning a Home Renovation, Who Knew Choosing the Right Insulation Can Save Us Money and Insulation Makes the Difference – Can You Say Sound Barrier? Today’s update is a bit different, this is my very 1st article where I can share a FINISHED room with you all.
Yes it’s true, our bathroom renovation is ready to be revealed! Now, if you haven’t been around here much you may not quite understand the gravity of that statement. This is utter joy of magnificent proportions because we have had 6 people living in a house with 1 very old bathroom. I’m sure you can imagine how awful that has been…now onto the beauty which is our master bathroom.
To begin with the space which has become the master bath was a junk closet…or more like a garbage pile.
It had some plumbing roughed in but ultimately we began this project by calling in a plumber, jack-hammering the concrete and moving the plumbing. We also had an electrician come in because we needed a panel upgrade so we decided to go the safe, smart route and have him wire us up.
We then levelled the concrete floor, threw up the studs and got to planning our oasis. Once we had the plan in place we headed out to purchase our supplies. As always we headed over to Home Depot to see what we could grab there. We actually purchased a good chunk of our supplies at Home Depot, from the wood-look ceramic tiles, vanity, lighting, fan, building supplies and the CIL Duo Paint Satin finish in Manuscript for the walls and trimmed in CIL Duo Paint Satin finish in Minimalist White.
We specifically chose the CIL Duo paint because it’s the one we used on the main floor of our home and we know it truly is a one coat application. It’s a paint which doesn’t show off all imperfections, the colour is rich and it’s easy to work with. Listen, I’m someone who has chosen paints based solely on price in the past and lived to tell the tales about seeing my brush strokes on my finished walls. CIL doesn’t have a price point that breaks the bank and more importantly the finished product after one coat is great quality.
The boys set about painting the room as I happily made them coffee…the last job saw me painting 900 square feet so I was happy to give the reins up. In the photo below you can see the construction of the walk in shower happening while our buddy applies the ceiling coat.
Here you can see the installation of our gorgeous walk in shower doors, this was a massive undertaking. The glass is very heavy and it can be finicky so grab your DIY loving friends and plan it out well.
For the walk in shower we went with my dream shower system…I mean honestly who doesn’t think a hand held shower head, rain shower and body jets are bliss?
How much do you love our shower bench? We carried the wood-look flooring onto the bench and up the wall to create a bit of a focus wall.
We were after a fresh, clean look which wouldn’t close the space in…and in the end we are totally happy with our choices. We found this vanity and mirror in the clearance area at Home Depot and it looks smashing! It has lots of storage with 2 small drawers, one large one and room for baskets on the shelf at the bottom.
The room has really come together and we adore it…here are a few over all shots.
Of course I’ve added a wee video to show off the space….
Disclosure: Thanks to my friends at CIL for providing me the paint for this project, all opinions are my own.
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