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progress on the bathroom reno

bathroom reno

We’re making progress on the washroom! The floor tile is in and grouted, the walls have been painted, and Aubrey is setting up the shower today – possibly even the vanity. It has taken us way longer than we anticipated but we’ve also made a point to enjoy our summer – throwing BBQ’s, going to the cottage, taking a day off here or there when we need a break. Excited to show you more “reveal” photos soon. But I’m even more excited to have a BATH.Ps.,  I’ll be doing a shopping guide at the end so if you want to know exact wall colours or where we bought things I’ll list everything in the room. In the meantime….you can go through some of the washroom posts you can see where things came from.

In Renovations

bathroom renovation updates

Although some may have seen some updates on my Instagram last night, I thought it was time for some decent photographs of the process of the washroom. 🙂 Above was one of my biggest concerns, the bump out. As you may recall we chose to take up unused hallway space and give it to the washroom – I was terrified it was going to make the hallway seem small, but after it was done, it’s not even noticeable. Surprisingly, it feels like it should have been like this all along. We still have to add back trim and I have to do some painting – but you get the idea of how this looks. On the opposite side of the wall this made room for a nook for the new vanity (not yet installed)Although in the hallway it doesn’t feel (or look like) much space was given to the washroom – While you stand you in the washroom it feels quite the opposite – You realize that a lot of room was taken from the hall. In this nook our vanity will fit – giving us more floor space. It’s not much – but every inch counts. I’ll explain more about this nook later, when we have more pieces of that puzzle put in place.

Aubrey finished installing the tile and grouted the walls last night. I may have done a jig when I saw it – It was *exactly* as I had hoped it would look. Like a fancy hotel bathroom. It feels clean, clutter free and well – clean.

The bathroom floor has yet to be grouted but will also have white grout lines.

New pot lights. I looooooove pot lights.The bathroom is feeling larger, cleaner and brighter than our old washroom did. I’m really happy with our choices so far. We still have a few steps (as you can see) including me picking a wall colour (likely white) but I thought these pictures may be fun to post. We’re also changing up our toilet. We had installed a new one a few years ago but because of budget got a really inexpensive one. We didn’t love it, it ran all the time, and so we’ve decided to do the same toilet as in the basement, the Kohler’s Memoir that I think is so pretty.

Baby steps!

In Updates

tiling the washroom

Tile is going in. 🙂 For the shower I chose a really huge porcelain tile that looks like marble but doesn’t have the upkeep. I’m in love with them. They definitely make the shower feel much more modern and really super clean. I love the reduction of grout lines compared to what we had before.

I would have liked to continue the same huge  tile on the floor, but I was worried about such large tiles being slippery. So we ended up going with hexagon tiles. I’m not totally sure it is the right choice – but the washroom is so small that I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. It’s proving to take awhile to do the tile as Aubrey is doing it on his days off. But we’re getting closer!