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Moldy to sparkly!

By: mixstix

Created: Dec 26, 2012

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When we bought our 1970s track home we knew we would eventually need to gut the bathroom. After 10 years & tiles falling off the shower, we finally did it! I spent about 6months on RMS searching for inspiration and I used a free tool on the pottery barn website for space planning. It was a lot more work, decision making & stress than i had anticipated but I love the final results.

My husband & I work full time & have 3 kids ( I got pregnant a week after project completion!) so we hired a family member to oversee the project. I did all the designing. I went for a beach/ spa feel without over-doing it. I wanted a little sparkle so we used glass mosaic in beachy/ earth tones. I added shampoo storage & a corner stool to shave my legs...love both. I wanted to use white subway tile, but it reminded my husband too much of the nasty white tile we removed.

We completely gutted the bath & closet. The only thing that remains is the original entrance & window. We stole about 2 feet from the closet to add 2 vanities. We moved the toilet to have a private "water closet". We also enclosed the closet & added professional closet organizers. We added a lot of lighting & brought the electrical & plumbing to code. We also added fans in the shower & toilet (before none existed therefore creating the mold problem). Although the project wasn't "cheap", I feel like stretched the budget by buying most everything "off the shelf" at Home Depot or Lowes.

We splurged on glass mosaic tile & travertine trim. We got a good deal on the 99cent a square foot porcelain tile from HD and got a good deal on the remnant granite counter tops. Because of the space layout, we had to go custom on the vanities, doors, shower (frameless was too expensive!).

If you plan on doing something like this, be prepared to make many decisions! I did not expect to run to the store so much. What kind do baseboards, tile or wood. How high to tile, tile ceiling? What style doors. What style vanity, stain color. How high for the backsplash, tile on diagonal. Where to install electrical, etc!

We planned on spending a max of 20k for the bath & closet. We ended up spending about 14k on the bath & 1,500 on the closet. The most expensive items were the shower doors, the labor (tile, electrical, plumbing).

We love the final result & it's our favorite room in the house!

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