When we started our home reno last year we knew we would be living in the house while having the work done. Because of this we needed to have a strict plan on what areas were to be demoed and completed first. We started with the master bathroom. This is a VERY small bathroom…looking back I am glad most family and friends said “I never even knew you had a master bath”…well that was by design…..I kept it hidden because while functional it was UGLY….Very Ugly…..But it was what we had and I made it work……
I missed the opportunity of a TRUE before picture……There was metal trim around the shower that housed glass shower doors…..
Once demo started it seemed strange but somehow that tiny bathroom seemed to grow a bit…it was at that point of the reno I started to think-wait we could move this here and put this here…and….
But that is when you have to tell yourself-STICK WITH THE PLAN…(Tip #1)
Our mater bath plan? Very technical….a picture…and lots of notes….
Since we were removing some newer floor tile and adding a heated floor – tile choices were a big part of this room’s design. One suggestion I have for anyone replacing or adding tile…..(Tip #2)…spend time on your grout choices. I learned from this process that the grout is as important if not MORE important than your tile choice…grout makes the tile. Can’t decide on grout color? (Tip #3) Lay your tile out on a board and sprinkle the different colors of grout powder on your tile to be able to get a visual of what the completed process will look like. When done shake the powder off and wipe down the tile….
Taking the time to think through these tile/grout choices will increase the chances of you loving the finished product when turn the corner to see it for the first time.
This was Part 1 of the Master Bath Reno…..with my first 3 Reno Tips
1. Stick to your original reno plan when your walls are gone and your mind starts to wonder…..take a step back and remember why you made your original choices.
2. GROUT is a very important choice. A color you love may not look the same when it is laid between your tile and more important your TILE may not look the same with the wrong color grout…I ran into this problem later in my project so you will see the difference grout can make….
3. Make a tile/grout mock-up and envision the tile across the area it is to be laid….tile in a larger area looks a bit different than tile in a smaller enclosed area….
This is the first of several posts I will be sharing on our completed renovation. I will be listing the products we used, giving you the diagram used for our farmhouse window trim (one of my favorite changes in our home), how we cut/painted and hung our shiplap and the paint colors we used-interior and exterior…and many more tips and suggestions. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to be sure you do not miss out on future posts.