Bathroom Reno Part 2 Before/After Pics DIY Project

2 months ago

This is part 2 of our master bathroom reno- we did this bathroom in 2 stages and still have a little bit to finish up (including a shower door, potential runner rug, a small bit of art and fancy light above the toilet we will be adding in the spring.) My husband and I are experienced DIYers and gutted this bathroom down to the studs and built it back up- going from 1 sink to 2, a bathtub to a shower, removing an old small closet to gain space, changing out 2 swinging doors that took up much needed space in the bathroom to a sliding barn door and a pocket door. The shower has some serious and sound waterproofing behind those tiles. We saved a ton of money doing it ourselves (this was by no means an easy DIY job) and by using IKEA kitchen cabinets. The wood counter is from IKEA $210 (sealed extremely well with poly, this is not a countertop for a bathroom with children as it can be scratched or scorched. I use a cork pad for my curling iron. Its been holding up well over the past 8 months however, and looks as good as when we installed it. Zero water mark issues.) The flooring is not tile, but is Tarkett Fiberfloor, which is inexpensive, soft, warm and easy to clean. We used textured faux grasscloth wallpaper from Lowes on the backsplash and towel hook wall. The extra long neck faucets are from Amazon at a cost of about $70 each (and I adore them.) The hammered copper with a nickel finish sinks are from Home Depot (purchased online during a black friday sale.) We used about 750 subway tiles (American Olean Starting Line in White Gloss from Lowes which have self spacers) for the shower. The shower niche was on sale from Wayfair. This bathroom always had a humidity problem after showering (and we live in a dry climate)...the Panasonic bath fan we put in was like magic. Highly recommend the brand. Very quiet and powerful.

As usual, we realize this won't be everyones cup of tea here, as we all have different tastes. It fits our personalities and style and we love it. We like to show what you can do on your own if you don't have access to a very large budget- but do have access to determination, imagination and are willing to do most of the work yourself.

You can see more of the renos we've done to this house in my profile.


In this photo you can see the old closet space inside the bathroom on the right hand side that we removed to allow us to have the room for 2 sinks.

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