Our Downstairs Bathroom Renovation

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Happy Monday, y’all! I wanted to share the progress we’ve made on the downstairs bathroom because we are officially done with the demo part! The plumbers are coming this morning and I’m super excited because that means we’re one step closer to putting everything back together.

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a lot of updates and videos of the bathroom already so thanks for following along! This is our first bathroom renovation ever so we’re learning a lot. This project has already become my favorite and I can’t wait to move onto the upstairs bathrooms once we complete this one!

WARNING, sappiness coming - I just have to brag and shout out to Chance real quick because he is my hero! We weren’t even going to touch this bathroom for a while, but when the pipes froze and burst we didn’t have a choice. Chance is the best because he lets me pick all of the finishes and does all of the heavy lifting for me. I got in there and started demoing the small stuff while he worked at night and he would come home on his lunch breaks and help out. For my birthday, he removed the big tub and completely ripped off all of the remaining floor tile and backer board! I love him so much, he is my hero and biggest motivator.

Before you look at the demo, take a look these before photos from the listing and when we made our changes later on to the vanity.

 

And now finally onto the demo! Scroll below to the see photos in chronological order detailing the progress we’ve made on the downstairs bathroom.

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Before I jump into the next part of this post, I just have to share the tools we used because a lot of y’all asked on Instagram and after some trial and error, we definitely found our favorite combination.

This Estwing Steel Brick Hammer is basically our new best friend. This tool helped us easily rip up all the tile - and we had A LOT of tile to get through.


Now back to the fun stuff!

We originally wanted to move the laundry room up from the basement and into this bathroom, but after seeing how nice it was to have extra space we’ve officially decided not to do that. Instead, we’ll be adding a tub to this bathroom and moving the laundry room to the second floor (where the master and other bedrooms are) because we have an entire unfinished room that we’ll be able to transform into a laundry area that won’t feel cramped.

The inspiration for our downstairs bathroom comes from our friends over at Hartley Home. I saw her bathroom and fell in love with the tile choices she made. We’ll be going with some really similar choices, grey tile for the floor and white subway tile for the shower with a white vanity.

The tile she used for the floor is sized 6 x 24 which I love! Since Lowe’s no longer carries this style or size, I had to do some research and found a really great alternative at Wayfair here. I’m so excited to finally order the tile and get to work.

Hopefully, I’ll have more updates next week (or maybe even this week) after the plumbers come.


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