I can’t believe I’m actually saying these words, but our bathroom is FINISHED! If you have been following our bathroom re-do you know a lot of love, time and TLC has gone into this project. A lot is an understatement, actually.
If you aren’t updated on this journey, take a look at our previous posts on Bathroom Update 1, Bathroom Update 2, and How to Install Shower/Floor Hardie Board. We promised to do a blog on How to Tile your Shower, and it’s coming! We just COULD NOT WAIT to show you all the final project!
In case you don’t remember what our bathroom looked like before, feast your eyes on this Pepto-Bismol beauty.
Oh yeah that’s what I’m talking about…
Thank goodness that part is over. Now the fun stuff!
First, I present to you our new shower. We purchased the extended subway tile at The Tile Shop. It is all polished Hampton Carrara Mable and it is just gorgeous! I love marble for so many reasons in addition to its look; mostly because reminds me of being in Italy, which is never a bad thing.
Sidenote:When purchasing marble (or any stone for that matter) you never know what lots of stone you are going to get so order extra! Typically each box varies in color, so we opened all the boxes and mixed them up so the colors varied throughout. It was like an adult puzzle game. 🙂 The Tile Shop is great because they don’t charge you an arm and a leg of a restocking fee to return the extra.
We decided to use the subway tile throughout and then used a pencil tile to finish off the edges of the sides, the window and the insets.
When picking a bathtub, we wanted something deep for soaking but crisp and clean edges. We found a perfect tub and the price was fantastic!
Deciding on shower heads was no easy task because there were so many options – almost too many! Going with Kohler seemed like a great option after reading all the reviews online from other (happy) customers. The polished chrome shower head was our favorite option with the marble.
For the wall opposite of the shower head, we wanted to put insets in so that our shampoo, conditioner, soap and facewash wasn’t sprawled out all over the tub ledge….shower organization at its finest.
For the tile of the insets, we used a smaller hexagon pattern to tie the shower in with the floor. It turned out to be a nice subtle detail that went a long way.
I picked up this ruched white shower curtain and this curtain rod. Let me tell you, that rod was the EASIEST thing to put up AND it did not require any drilling or measuring. It was like installation Christmas sent from the bathroom angels.
For some extra detail, I opted for these classic glass shower hooks. They match the knobs I switched out on the vanity from the generic ones that it came with.
Oh, and if we’re talking details, let me take a minute to show you these accessories. I spray painted this towel holder white and even though its not vintage, it sure does look it! It reads, “Hot Baths .25 cents Soap and towel extra.”
My other accessory detail is this adorable toilet paper holder I found for only $10! Super cute, right?
I think my favorite part of the whole bathroom just may be the floor. I absolutely fell in love with the hexagon/honeycomb pattern from the moment I saw it.
Here we reused the existing bathroom lighting fixture. It looks much better not surrounded by a sea of pink if you ask me and it makes my heart happy when things are able to be reused!
This vanity could have its own blog post for all the hours spent on finding the perfect one. This particular one came with the matching mirror so that was a selling point for sure. I love the craftsman look of it and the fact that it has the shelf on the bottom for all our essentials.
If you noticed, we switched the layout of the vanity and the toilet as they used to be flip flopped. You can’t even begin to imagine how much more space this provides in this small room. Now I can actually turn on the shower without getting IN the shower. What a novel concept!
So, there you have it! Here is our lovely DIY bathroom. Although it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to this point, it was totally worth it!
Have a question or comment on our new bathroom? We would love to hear from you! Stay tuned for our next blog post on how to tile your shower.
17 replies on “Our New Bathroom – The Final Reveal”
Wanted to know about how many hours you spent on this project ? We have a bathroom like yours and how you explained everything is awesome ! Thanks Lamar
Hi Lamar! Thanks for reading – I’m so glad you found it helpful! The bathroom in its entirety took us probably about a month working nights and weekends. We spread it out over a few month period since we have another bathroom we were able to use. Let me know if you have any other questions! I’m happy to help.
Subtracting the cost hiring a contractor. How much did it cost for you to fix the ceiling and walls/per sq ft?
Hi Ria! Thanks for asking. We used this awesome drywall and Hardie board (links below). The drywall was used for the ceiling and the walls not in the shower. It ran about $2.40 per square foot. The Hardie board was used for in the shower and went for about $1.20 per square foot.
In addition to the Hardie Board and drywall, you will also need drywall screws, hardie board screws, dry-wall tape and drywall joint compound. In between coats, you will want good sanding tools.
I hope this helps! Please let me know if you need anything else.
Hey I hope this isn’t bad manners so ask, but I’m curious how much the entire remodel cost from beginning to end. We need to do ours and I have no clue what to even expect! Thanks in advance!
Hi Kathryn! Not at all! We did a lot of the work ourselves but had contractors come in for some so it cost around $4,000. I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any other questions !!
This bathroom is everything! Best remodel I’ve seen on a bathroom that’s pretty much the same layout and size that I have. That vanity is just what I’m looking for! Where did you get it?
Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it! The vanity was tricky to find – we wanted to use a reclaimed piece but because of the space issue we couldn’t find one. This one was from Home Depot!
Looks amazing! Where did you find the floor tile? Is it 5 in?
Thank you!! We found the tile at the tile shop. https://www.tileshop.com
I’ll have to look up the size for you and get back to you.
Hi! Love the floor. What size tile did you use? Did it also come from The Tile Shop?
Did you install the floor tile yourself, and if so, was it difficult? I’ve been fretting over the installation and maintenance of this very tile for what seems like an eternity!!
Hi katie! Yes, we did install it ourselves. Since the tile is thick and heavy, the individual tiles tended to slide around a bit on the tile sheets when laying them down. I would recommend taking the extra time to make sure your laying them down with equal pressure. And installing with tile spacers are a MUST! Keeping those tips in mind should help. You can do it! Good luck and let us know how it goes!
This is really nice. I want to remodel my own but very nervous about it. I’m on a very tight budget. Your pictures are very inspiring. Thanks for sharing. I pray I find someone who has wI’ll help.