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Old 03-29-2016, 12:06 PM   #1
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1acre's full bathroom remodel


The bathroom my girls shared needed an update. Not as bad as our leaking master, but I wanted to practice my tiling before I did the master as the my first bath didn't come out nearly as nice as I would have liked. Can you tell our house was built in the 90's?

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Each side has its own vanity area

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2 toilets included!

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Old tub, we'll be getting rid of the glass. It is a PITA for us with showers.

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A little dingy....

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Old 03-29-2016, 12:17 PM   #2
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Demo went as expected....about 1/2 a day. Nothing that exciting to report. Except that cast iron tubs are heavy. Next time, I'm taking a sledge hammer to it!

We went with a deeper and nicer tub, not the "builder's grade" shallow tub you find at the big box stores. Since this kind of came together last minute, I had to drive all over town to find something that would work. We ended up with an Americh tub, which is nice and deep. Cost $1200.

I also didn't like how dark it felt by the shower, so we created a window to allow light to come through.

Wedi board was the choice of wall board. A dream to work with. I could carry all the panels up in one go by myself. Easy to cut. I spent about 1/2 a day with furring strips to ensure the wall was nice and flat. Time well worth the investment. Wedi is a little on the pricey side, but not that much more expensive when you buy CBU, tape, redguard etc.

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Walls getting ready for tile!

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Old 03-29-2016, 12:20 PM   #3
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I'm looking forward to this one--It looks better already--
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:09 PM   #4
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That's some lovely gold trim.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:30 AM   #5
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Rookie tiling mistake. I measure everything out to put the tile "mosiac" in the center of the wall. I ended up making some stupid cuts, breaking a 12"x24" tile etc. Certainly not worth the time to get it exactly centered, and now it looks a little off. Since we're going with a grout that blends in, it doesn't look horrible, or even bad. It would have just been faster to eliminate 3 12"x24" tiles and put in the mosiac instead of doing a bunch of cutting.

I also did bullnose of the big edge tiles by hand. A lot of time.

We went with a frosted piece of tempered glass. $70. I like that it let's a bunch of light through.

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I like the frosted glass to let light in. Nice work.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:02 PM   #7
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You can be proud of that!
Nice job.
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Old 04-17-2016, 01:54 PM   #8
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thats a beauty
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Old 04-18-2016, 11:21 AM   #9
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Got the floor done. Setting tile on the floor is 10x easier than the wall. Dry set it and get everything cut, then go to mud. Took a lot of time to do the inset work, especially when it came to adjust for the differences in the tile height. I'm about $3500 into this remodel so far....

Next up, trim work....sigh.

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Really like all of this. Amazing what you all can do. Nice choices.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:42 AM   #11
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Beautiful work. Came out really nicely.
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:39 PM   #12
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busy week. Got the bench I made set.

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Made some sawdust this weekend. Going with walnut hardwood. I had some from a project I bailed on a while ago.

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Got the stool set. I wanted to get the baseboard done first so I wasn't hugging the toilet. Also installed the new light.

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Trim hell. What do you all think about this door trim? I think I need to put a thinner strip on the bottom (@ the top of the door, if that makes sense) to give it more of a proportional look. But, the cut off look on the left isn't my favorite. Other than going to a thinner molding, not sure what else you can do? Ask me how I feel about small molding....

I also switched paints, so everything may end up with a fresh coat. I was getting too many brush strokes with the Valspar stuff my wife got many moons ago. I switched to BM advance, which is going on MUCH better. It isn't perfect, but I think I need to get my primer coat much smoother then the advance will look nicer.

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You have a great eye, 1acre. I do agree with your thoughts to make the trim more proportionate at top as well as thinner molding. I like symmetry.

Love your work: the light is very elegant. Girls will be thrilled to show all their friends and want to party in their new space.
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I love this minty concept.Great to get rid of the white tiles. Now be careful with mold hehe
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Got the crown molding done in the bathroom itself. I spent way too much time painting it, and will most likely have to reprime and paint it all again anyway. Unless someone knows a way to do a "patch job" with BM Advance? I think the better way to do it, especially when making "Custom" molding from multiple pieces is to just paint it after it is installed. It's not perfect, but it was my first time installing crown. Went with a 3 piece crown...I hate small and cheap looking trim, kind of like, "I feel like I have to do this, so I'll do it cheap." Rant over. I'm in for a long time patching, priming and painting. spakle:trim::grinder:welding. story of my life.

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I also installed one vanity. I'm still playing around the stain, but since the face frame isn't exposed too much once the doors are on, I didn't worry about it too much. I think I'll spray my first couple coats of shellac on the next one...Oh, btw, installing a cabinet into an alcove...PITA. I have some patching to do on the wall....

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