• One Room Challenge - Guest Participant - Week One

April 04, 2019

Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey Goooooddddbyyyyeee!

Goodbye ugly, 70's generic bathroom and hello modern, pretty bathroom that doesn't hurt my eyes.  Thanks to the One Room Challenge for putting a fire under my rear to finally get this done.

It's been a long time coming, remodeling these bathrooms.  One thing I didn't know when we bought our fixer upper home 12 years ago was that it takes time to redo your home.  It doesn't just happen overnight or with an unlimited budget.  Hence why we haven't updated our entire upper floor until now. 

This will be the first of six blog posts highlighting the bathroom remodel.  I'll be linking up the One Room Challenge site so you can see the other amazing design, diy and decor inspo coming from all of the participants.  I have to admit I'm a bit nervous to do this for the first time because the talent that's part of this challenge is insanely good and feeling a little "We're not worthy" moment.

So here's the low down on this remodel and my mood board for the space.

  • Week 1. Gut the bathroom down to the studs and forget this thing even existed.  Replace and update all the electrical and plumbing.  
    • We have the original copper pipes which are notorious for having pin-hole leaks i.e.. like the one that led to our basement flooding a few years ago.
    • The electrical has to be updated to handle the additional electrical output this bathroom will now have: whirlpool tub, tub heater and radiant heat flooring.
  • Week 2. Install the tub of our dreams - no more 5 minute warm baths and the rest of the bath freeze your tail off.
    • This is the first item that has to go in first.  Then we can do cement board and tile.
  • Week 3. Install radiant heat flooring and install the floor, wall and base tile-include some small space storage options in the shower wall.
  • Week 4. Install my 'bonus feature wall' that I can't wait to reveal.  It's from Surfacing Solution.
  • Week 5. IKEA bathroom vanity hack.  Bribe my husband with beef jerky and scotch to actually help put this thing together.  Last time we put an IKEA piece of furniture together, he spoke in tongues and we didn't talk the rest of the week.
  • Week 6. Panic- OMG I have to have my entire bathroom done by then?
    • It's all in the details-modern and sleek switches and outlets from Legrand Adorne Collection
    • Modern mirror on a budget-because I spent too much money on that darn heated whirlpool tub.
    • Lighting

I'm starting the Hail Mary's early because finishing a complete gut job bathroom in 6 weeks may take a miracle but darn it I'm going to try.  Thank gosh my husband is in commercial construction and contracting so we have a slight chance.  




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