The third and final bathroom remodel in 6 months wrapped up this weekend. Not bad for DYIers.
We learned a few tid-bits during the process: 1.) Buying a good tile saw is worth it when you have several projects. 2.) Creating a shower stall from scratch is a bitch and a half. 3.) Getting the pitch right in the shower floor is key. (See future mini remodel to fix this.) 4.) Heated bathroom floors are amazing and installing them is pretty easy (We used Schluter Ditra-Heat). 5.) Buy extra tile before you start the project so one of you does not have to drive 2 hours to get another box. Unless you need some alone time. : ) 6.) Take your time.
This final bathroom was originally the ‘best’ of the 3. Still it was pretty rough when we bought the place 2 years ago. The tile was cracked and the grout, which had once been white, was an ugly brown rust color. In the winter the tile were freeeezing.
Our goal with this remodel was to keep it as close to 1000 bucks as possible. Since the floor was the biggest wreck, we decided to replace it with heated porcelain tiles. We also swapped out the pedestal sink and toilet. All in all, it was a pretty easy project.
Here are a few before, during and after pictures.