When we bought our house 3 years ago we had all intentions of doing some remodeling on the bathrooms, living room and kitchen. As time goes on, you get busy, have a new baby, travel, etc and the house projects get put to the wayside. We did manage to redo our living room last year before Baby D was born because it had horrific carpeting and we wanted hardwood (we went with bamboo). In that case we did DIY’d the baseboards and painting of that room and are in love with it. Here are some before and after pics.
Over Christmas we ended up having our upstairs toilet leak down to our laundry room. Instead of simply fixing the toilet and the ceiling, we decided it was time to remodel the bathroom. We want to remodel both the main bathroom and master bathroom but are taking them on individually. First up is the main bathroom.
The first step was finding a contractor…easier said than done. I reached out to people we knew for recommendations. I wanted three quotes, but out of three I received one! I finally found a great contractor that our realtor had used. Adriana and Ervin Discua of Disceli Construction are a husband and wife team who acted quickly and listened to our time constraints (i.e. We had another baby on the way!). We couldn’t be happier with them. There has been constant communication and their entire crew has been wonderful. The guys even put up with our spastic puppy, Norma!
The project was scheduled to take 3 weeks, but was completed in 2 weeks and 2 days! The weekend before things got under way, we went to a tile shop that Adriana recommended. When we got there we were greeted by a manager that she had already spoken to about us. It literally took us less than 30 minutes to choose tile, grout, floor tile and mosaic tile. Ted and I looked at each other and wondered what we should do the rest of the day! We hit Home Depot next and purchased the tub, toilet, vanity and mirror. This was a bit more complicated because even though everything said in stock and they had us pay for it…nothing was in stock! I had to reorder from two other stores and thankfully Ervin came to the rescue to pick it all up.
Our plan for this bathroom is pretty simple, it needs a facelift. New everything, but all in the same prior locations. I scoured Houzz, Pinterest and Google images to get ideas. I fell in love with a dark blue/teal paint color and we went from there. We found gorgeous mosaic tiles for the shampoo cubbies and went with white subway tiles for the shower. All of this was going to replace the dated blue tile throughout the bathroom, the awful brown walls (please note how the previous owners tried to do some patch work and repaint one wall…yikes!) and updating everything.
The first day was demo and we left the house for that so we didn’t inhale any of the dust. You honestly wouldn’t have known that this went on in our house because their daily cleanup has been impeccable!
Below are pictures throughout the two weeks of construction.
And the final bathroom reveal…