Monday, July 27, 2009

Before and After: The Bathroom

Update: Layla over at the Lettered Cottage is hosting a Room Re-Do 2009 party. I'm joining in on the fun!

Drumroll please... And now, my loyal readers, I bring you... the bathroom...

Gold fixtures, linoleum and tub with glass sliding door...

There was a tub here with glass sliding doors, but we were so excited to get rid of it, that we forgot to take a picture while it was still in there.

Laying the Hardi-backer board.

Putting in guides to ensure a 1/4 inch per foot slope.

Layer of mortar.

Super-thick liner.

Cut the hole for the drain and put Hardi-backer board on the step.

Floor laid! These are 12" mosaic tiles, made of 2x2" tiles.

Wall tiles laid! Forgot to take a picture of the backer board. Don't worry. It's boring to look at. The shelves are granite, ordered from ebay.

Heated floor, baby!
We also had to do some drywall touch up from building the shower and we painted.

Oil Rubbed bronze fixtures, heated tile floor and dual shower headed shower...

So there you have it! The total project took about seven weeks. We estimate our total cost at around $,1500. We estimate that it would have cost around $10,000 to have this professionally done. Because Mr. Tote is THE SH*T, we did all of the work ourselves. We hired a buddy of his to run the plumbing for the second shower head, but that was the only work we outsourced. I take complete credit for picking out the tile, shelves, fixtures, paint color and towel colors. That's about all I did, besides putting the spacers in between the tiles for him and helping seal the grout. Pretty much, my husband is A.MAZ.ING and we absolutely love our new shower.


  1. Katie, that is amazing, especially considering you did it pretty much yourselves! So jealous of your heated floor!

  2. It looks so awesome Katie!!

  3. Looks awesome!! Good job!! Hope you have fun in it ;P

  4. congrats on the remodel. everything turned out great!!

  5. Katie! Your bathroom remodel is amazing! Lucky girl on that heated floor! I just saw your note about submission to The DIY Show Off - I'll be featuring it soon! Thanks so much!

    Again - awesome makeover! Great job!
    Roeshel :)

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