I think it is important to note the timeline on most of these projects – especially this one. I know sometimes when I watch a remodeling show I think, Wow – how quick that seemed to take! That is so nice for them but… Why is ours taking foooorrrrevvvver?!? Just as those shows are condensed into 30 min. – 1 hr. highlights, our posts also only show the highlights. There are definitely frustrations with many of them. The thing we always say together during our projects is that it usually looks worse before it looks better. And yes… patience is the key to many of them!

Our goal was to finish our Master Bath within the first 5 years of moving in. Sharing one bathroom as a family of 6 was sure cozy.

This project took 3 years, and now it is complete. The funny thing is, the kids still love to congregate and use our bathroom now. So it sometimes feels like we are still all sharing one bathroom. 🙂

Here’s a look back –

 

Year 2013

Here are some before pictures. We may have posted them before. They definitely have me going down memory lane. When we first moved in the bathroom and closet were separate and both very small. Tater couldn’t stand under the shower head. Our decision was finalized about redoing this bathroom when we went down to studs at this end of the house HERE at the beginning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This shows the area a bit better. There were 2 doors. Bath on the left. Closet on the right. We closed off the door on the left. And added a pocket door on the right. Our bath and closet will now be together providing us a bigger space.

 

Insulation in.

 

Drywall up.

 

 

 

Plumbing reworked.

 

 

Tater added a window. There was no window before. This has been one of my favorite things. Love the natural light!

 

Both of our dads helped. 💙

 

 

Shower base in.

 

Year 2014

Flooring going down. Tater spoiled me with heated flooring.

 

Matt Gentes laid our tile in most of our house and did a fantastic job.

 

We also added baseboards and a toilet.

 

Moved in – April 2014

Our makeshift closet.

 

Year 2015

 

We got our glass shower surround, and our closet moved to the basement for the time being.

 

Matt came back and added our shower tile on the back wall.

 

 

We began planning what we wanted our closet to look like. Since it was connected to the bathroom and would be out in the open, we wanted to keep it nice. We found these 2 cabinets at Sam’s Club. They work great for storing some of our clothes. We began coming up with ideas on how to hang clothes, etc.

 

 

Our drywall was torn in a few places (around the can lights and vent fan). We wanted to add some character to this space as well. Tater began adding some wood to our ceiling that we would paint white.

 

 

 

Adding it up into our skylight. We also trimmed our ceiling.

 

Year 2016

Our vanity came!

 

 

The water line and drain pipes interfered with the bars on the back of our vanity, and the pipes were definitely not lined up correctly. We had not picked out our vanity before to know, and so here was another dilemma. As most projects go, one step forward and two steps back. We took down some of the drywall to rework pipes.

 

Repatching and on the path to make it nice again.

 

Vanity in and faucets hooked up!

 

Yay for running water!

 

Our attention then turned back to our closet. We lifted the cabinets up to the ceiling and Tater began building drawers to go underneath.

 

I also found a matching shower bench at Home Goods. 

 

Tater had never made drawers before, but they turned out fantastic. We have 4 deep drawers now providing great storage.

 

These were our curtains for quite awhile. You’re jealous, aren’t you? The trash bags actually worked out rather nicely for the time being.

 

I do have to say that I loved when we finally got blinds. Tater also made the wood valance.

 

He surprised me and threw in a little trinket tray while he was messing with wood.

 

Next up, mirror and vanity lights. Tater made the frame for our vanity mirror. We decided we wanted 3 lights. Notice that there are only 2 lights coming out of the wall. Looks like more drywall is coming down. 🙂

 

A vent pipe was right in the middle – in our way… reworked that a bit.

 

If their is one thing I’ve learn about Tater with home projects, is that he is very thorough. He does not rush through anything. He thinks it through and is precise with the work he does. He does not do anything halfheartedly. He gives it his best. The math markings on this wall were very thought out. We had to tell the glass company where we wanted our cuts, and we didn’t want to be off.

 

Mirror and lights were hung. We are enjoying our finished Master Bath!

 

 


 


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