3 weeks ago, I left off with the bathroom demo being finished. You have no idea how happy I am to report that we now have a full functioning shower! As probably typical with every home remodel project, it has gone longer than expected. Things will find ways to go wrong…I swear. For example, I tried to cut it a bit close with the Carrara marble hex floor tile (this stuff is not cheap, so I really didn’t want to end up with much extra) and of course ran out. I was told the sheets of tile were 1’x1’, when they were actually 10”x11”. When ordering the 3 ft² that I was short, the tile company sent me tile that was 1/8” smaller. This silly mistake stalled the project by about a week. Without being able to finish the floor tile, the base and door trim cannot be finished. Until the trim is finished, the painter cannot come in to do the cabinet and trim. Lesson learned, it starts getting hard to control the costs of a remodel project when it is nearing completion, unless you are really careful.
Now that we enter the home stretch, we are tired of the stress and inconvenience. We just want to have the project to be finished so our house is complete. This has me passing some of the do-it-yourself tasks to paid help, which obviously ends up costing more. Ask me now and I say it is well worth it. Luckily this project is not way over budget (at least not yet), and the funds are there to just get the stuff done. I really want this project done right since it is our first and will probably be the last for a while. With that being said, here are some pictures of the progress. The new vanity cabinet has been installed with a slab of honed black granite to top it off. The sink is a Kohler Verticyl undermount. The Kohler “Purist” sink and tub controls and faucets have been installed and we love, love, love them! The subway tile is artic white matte in a 3” x 6” from Daltile. The so called “show stopper” floor, as mentioned above, is polished Carrara hex. This floor has been completely worth the trouble. It has such an elegant look and really dresses up the bathroom. The paint is from Sherwin-Williams and is called "Slate." Being a wet area, we got this paint in a Satin finish. Lastly, the mirror frame will be painted in a mustard yellow color to match the shower curtain.