Tuesday, November 1, 2022

New Bathroom at the Mountain Cottage Part 2

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Last time I told you how we hired a contractor to build the shell of the new bathroom at our mountain cottage to save Mr. DIY some time. It's still going to take many months to finish, but at least the outside is done!

I've decided on the fixtures, faucets and design. Below is the story board of how the new bathroom will be finished. More on these below. 
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Remember how the porch looked before?
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...and how the "shell" looks now. 
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Here's the top view, which includes a 60" x 32" tub,  a 60" wide vanity, and grey tile floor. We'll be using an existing toilet since we did a mini reno of our current bathroom a few years ago. Link will be at the bottom of the post, if you'd like to see it.

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I used Floorplanner.com for a design concept.

I think we'll use the existing white floating shelves in our current bathroom, instead of stained wood ones. I've already ordered a white 60" vanity from Build.com because it was already out of stock at Lowes. In this economy, you need to purchase things when they're in stock, otherwise they might sell out and then you'll have to wait several months.

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I can't wait to get this bathroom finished. This bathroom and the old bathroom becoming a laundry room, there's going to be a lot more storage space! I can't believe the previous owners lived here with ONE bathroom and NO linen closet.
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The new faucets will be Moen Rinza in a matte black finish.
I went with a single sink vanity and faucet because I wanted more drawers and countertop space. Rarely are Mr. DIY and I in the bathroom at the same time, so a single sink makes more sense.
The tub is by Kohler, and the surround will be subway tile with a grey grout. The floor will be 12" x 24" charcoal porcelain tiles. We used it up in the World's Smallest Half Bath upstairs, but  they were cut in half lengthwise. There were quite a few projects in that small amount of space. Link to that post will be below. The mirror will be rectangular metal with rounded corners. That style is pretty popular right now and can be found on Amazon, Wayfair, Target, and I'm sure many other stores. 
 
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Click HERE if you'd like to see the previous bathroom post. 

Click  HERE to see the Mini Bathroom Reno

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You can find all the project for the World's Smallest Half Bath HERE
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Thanks for stopping by!

Pam
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Friday, October 14, 2022

Bathroom Project at the Mountain Cottage

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I'm happy to report that our downstairs bathroom project is now underway after more than a year of planning. 

Since it would entail building in the porch which would take Mr. DIY months to do on weekends and one or two weeks of vacation time, we decided to hire the first part of the project out to a contractor.

It's taken awhile to find a good contractor and then get on his schedule, so I had plenty of time to plan, plan, and plan some more. Here's the floorplan of our mountain cottage as it was before we started. 

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Our goal was to  have a large bathroom accessible from both the bedroom and the foyer.  Since the porch was above/inside the foundation and under the roof, it could easily be built in. 

The bathroom project basically involves the whole front of the house. 

Steps:

1. Install a new front door (new porch will come later)

2. Hire contractor to build bathroom exterior

3. Paint the front exterior

4. Rework the wall between bedroom/bath, install pocket door

5. Finish bathroom interior(plumbing, electrical, sheetrock, fixtures)

6. Remove walls, build new entry closet

7. Move laundry room to former bathroom- install cabinets

Looks like we're going to be at this awhile. 

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  Here's how the front of the house looked before:

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The first thing Mr. DIY had to do was install a new front door.

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A couple of weeks later, the contractor and his team got to work. They worked fast and got to this point after one day. 
No more worrying about whether or not the porch floor would give way...the new floor was so sturdy and level. 

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...and that's where the in progress photos end. I don't have any pics of the walls going up because I was in the hospital for the next 4 days. 
I came home to this!

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Eventually, we hope to add a portico over the front door and we plan to add a tall shrub to make the space to the left of the new window a little less noticeable. Mr. DIY will also be installing a new matching window to replace the one on the right. 


Here's how the room looks now:
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The old front door will be replaced with a new interior door. 
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Here are  a couple of perspectives of the design concept for the space.

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 I'm excited to get this far! I have the all the fixtures picked out and will show you what I have planned next time. 
Thanks for stopping by,

Pam

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