ATTENTION ALL WHO ACTUALLY READ THIS BLOG: Let me start of by sharing with you the biggest lesson learned from this reno: Different plumbing fixture brands each have their own type of shower valve in the wall behind the shower, and each brand will only work with their own shower valve. So, if you currently have a Moen shower wall faucet and plan to install say, a Kohler wall faucet, you will have to replace the valve in the wall. We learned this the HARD way and it cost us a lot of time!!
Okay, that being said, this project was actually a lot of fun and I learned a lot through the process! We had originally not planned on renovating this space until later this fall, but during the summer I took two graduate courses, and one of my professors let us choose literally anything to do for our project as long as we fulfilled the learning requirements. Hellooooo new bathroom.
The space feels so completely different and it’s just so nice to go into this bathroom and actually enjoy how it looks!
Here are some of the pictures of what it looked like when we bought the house last year:
As you can see it was full of white boring-ness (and it was also pretty gross. The white grout lines were not very white anymore). It was definitely time for some upgrades! In a nutshell we replaced the old tile with a beautiful new ceramic tile floor, added a frame around the mirror, spray painted the light fixture, replaced all the faucets, and added that beautiful piece of moulding by the shower to hang a towel or robe. (And of course we painted the entire space: ceiling, walls, and trim).
Keep reading if you’re interested in how we made these changes 🙂