We are 99.999999% done. I just need Mike to install the extenders on the light switch so I can put the cover plate on and I can drop the mic on this bathroom remodel. Let me recap everything we did here. We demoed everything: vanity, wall lights, soffit over linen cabinet, linen cabinet, tub/shower combo, flooring, and toilet. If you followed my stories on instagram you got to watch me demo then rebuild everything.
Skip to the good part.
Mike re-plumbed the bathroom shower so that we could get rid of the tub and have the valves at the entrance rather than near the shower head. He also added another sink drain/taps and moved the other two so they’d all line up accordingly. He pulled electrical to new medicine cabinets that I built and we added over each pedestal sink. He also pulled electrical to new wall sconces between the mirrors and can lights over head – the girls keep commenting on how much more light there is and how they love it. He swapped out the existing old vent fan for a recessed can light vent – it looks like a can light but is also an exhaust fan. He and I framed up a sink ledge for behind the new pedestal sinks, and we also framed a ledge for the shower. We fixed all the drywall, waterproofed the shower and then tiled everything ourselves. I added vertical shiplap and new door trim. I built the new linen cabinet and hutch using an Ikea kitchen cabinet and my quick and easy bookcase plans. We found all the quartz countertop material on Facebook Marketplace and cut it ourselves – probably the best deal of the whole project.
The most frustrating part of the project was definitely the out of stock products…like the Kerdi board for waterproofing. If I hadn’t been watching for it we would have never been able to get it. But I kept checking stock everyday and as soon as some appeared nearby I bought what I needed, the rest of the shipment was gone by the end of the day. Another was the Ikea cabinet I used for the base of the linen cabinet. I couldn’t get the size I needed and ended up modifying a smaller base cabinet from Ikea to make it wider so that I could still use their drawers that I had also bought as soon as they were in stock.
My favorite custom part of the project was definitely the mirrors that I built I started with a $14 Ikea mirror and added trim and decals and wood filler to create an Antrhropology Dupe mirror. Then I installed cup hinges and attached them to the custom medicine cabinets I built behind the bathroom sinks. The mirrors sit flat against the beautiful Emma J. Shipley wallpaper I installed and you’d never know the cabinets are behind them-complete with toothbrush charging stations.
Enough with all the talking, here’s the good part.
Thank’s for following along on this major bathroom remodel we diy’d. What was your favorite part?