We have been meaning to remodel this bathroom since we moved into our home almost 6 years ago. However, we had so many other projects going on, never mind every day life getting in the way, and we knew it is a huge project so we put it off since we have a second bathroom on the second floor.
So here we are, a baby on the way, and our goal is to have it done by the time the little guy is here. We have 9 weeks left if he comes on his due date (March 24th). Two months is plenty of time to remodel a bathroom, right?
I can’t take any of the credit for the gutting that took place over the last few weeks. That was all my husband and he worked incredibly hard considering there was 2 inches of concrete behind the tile on the walls and metal lathe behind the 2 inches of concrete. Phew!
The dust was insane, everywhere in the house, despite blocking off the hall doorway that led to the bathroom. So you can imagine how happy I am, as well, that the gutting is complete.
Now, to explain this project in as few words as possible. We are remodeling a bathroom, as well as a bedroom that is right down the hall and connecting them by making a walk-through closet to create a master suite! YAY!
It is going to be my favorite new area in the house, especially with a newborn. Quiet, new and clean, and practical.
Here is a before and progress picture of the center area of the bathroom:
As you can see, it was pretty gross in there! My husband took out everything! It all needed to go. Plumbing, electrical, flooring, ceiling, etc.
Here is a before and progress picture of the right side of the bathroom:
You can now look into the bedroom from the bathroom. That use to be a small closet. We removed the small closet and will make it into a little bit larger, walk-through closet.
The bathroom may look larger right now, but it will become a small bathroom again pretty quickly! We plan on installing a stand up, corner shower (no tub since we have one upstairs), an antique, natural wood table to place a sink on or in, new toilet of course, brick flooring, shiplap walls which will painted a shade of white, new light fixtures, and the list goes on.
Here are a couple pictures of what the messy bedroom and hall look like at the moment:
The picture below is looking from the hall into what will be our bedroom. There use to be a hall closet on the left that I never used, except for collecting clutter. We got rid of the doorway from the hall, re-framed it and will use that space for the future walk-through bedroom closet.
The next picture shows the view from the bedroom into the hallway (left) and into what will be the walk-through closet into the bathroom (right).
The white door in the hall goes to the basement and the door way with no door that is closer to the bedroom entrance is a small closet that will be Ryan’s bedroom closet. So as you can see, to make that his bedroom closet we will be moving the bedroom entrance further into the hallway. I’m sure this is getting a little confusing at this point. I promise, it is all going to make sense when I share some more progress pictures soon!
So that is where we are at with this giant project we were crazy enough to start just a few months before baby boy will be making his appearance.
I am so excited to have it DONE!
There will be plenty more progress pictures to come. So check back next week.
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