For those of you that read our blog, or if you have spoken with me in the past couple of months, you know Max and I were bathroomless for about two weeks when we moved into our new place. To put it mildly, it was tough. I was hearkened back to the days of Schramm Hall
when I padded my way down to the shower carrying my bathroom caddy, clad in a robe and flip-flops. Only this time I was walking across the street to our neighbor's house. Talk about acquainting ourselves with the neighbors! Despite this, our bathroom is done and it is beautiful. I did a good job of monitoring the before and after, so I'm going to let the photos do most of the talking during this post.
Let's start with the before. . . .
|Problem #1: No Shower!|
|Problem #2: Lights and sink on top of shower. |
|Problem #3: Wacky wallpaper and toilet on top of the sink!|
The pictures don't really show this, but all the necessities (toilet, sink, bathtub) were really jammed in tight. We had almost two feet between the wall and the toilet! We decided if we were going to do it, we were going to do it right. So we had the plumber space the toliet and sink out more evenly. As you will see below. We, or I should say our contractor, managed to solve all these problems.
|Solution #3: Jen and Buck, wallpaper remover extraordinaire|
|Bathroom demo. Beginning to fix problem #2.|
|Bathroom demo 2|
Sometimes it got hard to remember that it gets worse before it gets better. Thankfully our plumbers put a toilet in for us every night before they left. Otherwise the bar down the street would have gotten mighty tired of us. But one day, things started to look up.
|Our floor tile was laid!|
Max used his architecture know-how and connections to get us a super deal on these pretty tiles
. And then the walls...
|I think these things are cool.|
|Grout and trim.|
We got our subway tiles and platinum colored grout from the Tile Outlet
store which, I must say, has about the nicest and most helpful employees ever. We love that we chose the platinum colored grout because it really makes the tiles pop. We got the trim pieces from Daltile. Max's architectural sense came in handy again with those pieces. The create a nice contrast to the subway tile.
And then one day, the wet saw was gone, we had our office back (wait a sec, we never had it!), and B-96 wasn't blaring when we got home (we love you Eugene!). The contractors were gone, and the bathroom was, dare I say it, done.
Isn't it pretty?