The Kim Six Fix: Master Bathroom REVEAL: 80s to Awesome

Master Bathroom REVEAL: 80s to Awesome

It is finally here! The day I share with you my finished master bathroom renovation! This is the largest project I have ever tackled on my own, and I am really proud of it. It only took about 6 months and a little more than $5000 but I did it!  Single-handedly and while pregnant, I renovated my bathroom.

Here is a quick before and after tour and then I will give you the nitty gritty details like the timeline, cost breakdown and more detailed photos:

The shower:
 

The tub:
 

The corner cabinet:

New paint, fixtures, lighting, plumbing:

Reused, stained cabinetry:
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Detailed Timeline 
(click links for step-by-step progress posts):

Shower and Garden Tub:

Vanity:
Wall/Ceiling Repair
Installing Corner Cabinet
Staining Oak Cabinets
Hardware Installation

The biggest project in the room was definitely tearing out and replacing the shower.  I framed the new shower, poured a new concrete pan, installed the liner, new walls, curb and tile.

More than half my budget went to two big ticket items that I had professionally installed.  The $1400 frameless door (and $1400 marble slab countertops ) are the only part of the remodel that I didn't do myself.
 

By leaving the shower and tub in their existing layout I didn't have any extensive plumbing to re-route. 

Both the shower and garden tub surround feature tumbled turkish travertine 2x3 inch tiles, with a glass pencil tile accent stripe.  The floor is 2x2 honed travertine.  The grout is a light bone color to blend with the travertine.

The new vanity no longer has the large fun-house plate glass mirrors.  Instead I bought 2 framed mirrors (on clearance from Home Depot) and centered each above the new sinks. 
  
Just like my kitchen remodel (the original "80s to Awesome") I was stuck with my honey oak cabinetry since the quote just to replace them was nearly $4000.   I decided instead of painting them like I did in my other bathroom, I would stain them like I did to my kitchen island.

I purchased stain directly from Thomasville (the cabinet company) and was able to match my lowers to my new corner cabinet. 

I installed the corner cabinet since I removed the ugly brass-trimmed medicine cabinet, I got the closet style I could find to the existing cabinetry.  I still have to add crown molding to the top of the cabinet.

The top cabinet houses a lazy susan which we use for all our medicine cabinet stuff, and the lower cabinet houses extra towels and my husband's electric razors, hairbrushes etc.

I also installed new sconces and relocated the can lights in the soffet so they would be directly over the sinks.

The chrome cabinet hardware was leftover from my mom's bathroom renovation so it cost me nothing. 


The chrome faucets are from Danze.
 

I used the matching Danze roman tub faucet but the shower is actually Price Pfister hardware (so that I wouldn't have replace the original shower valve in the wall.)

The wall color is Mushroom Bisque from Behr and the ceilings are Frost from Kelly-Moore.

If you go back to my inspiration post, you can see I pretty much nailed what I wanted, and stayed pretty darn close to my budget!  I'm very very happy. 

Budget:
(Detailed step-by-step budget breakdown can be found for each step in the project, listed in the links at the top of this post)

Plywood (for subfloor): $19.54
2x4s (for knee wall): $9.31
Roofing Paper: $11.71
Metal Mesh: $8.15
Mortar Mix: $12.06
Drain: $9.82
ABS plumbing glue: $3.07
Wood for blocking (salvaged from demo): $0
PVC shower liner (5 ft): $33.91
PVC liner adhesive: $5.93
PVC corner patches: $2.25
Silicone Caulk: $5.93
Cement board (5 sheets): $57.35
Mortar Mix: $21.63
Hardibacker Screws: $7.86
Cement board tape: $6.41
All Purpose Sand: $5.64
Portland Cement: $4.34
Mortar Mix: $12.06
Metal Mesh: $8.15
RedGuard: $44.62
3/4 inch roller cover: $3.77
Floor Grout: $8.47
Travertine 3x6 tiles (102 sq.ft. at $4.26): $314.96
Two 18-inch travertine tiles ($2.39/each)
2x2 Travertine (13 sq. ft. @$9.38/each): $121.94
Price Pfister Shower Retrofit Kit: $24.18
Price Pfister Shower Trim Kit: $47.51
511 Impregnantor: $32.27
Sanded grout: $27.10
Sanded caulk: $13.76
Glass door plus install: $1410.00
3/4 inch plywood: $24.27
Marble Slab (and Installation): $1404.60
Romex wire (25 feet): $11.67
6 inch HALO can light (I reused the old trim kit): $12.99
Junction boxes: $4.20
Romex wire clamp connecters: $1.49
Danze Roman Tub Rough In Valve Set: $66.97
Danze Roman Tub Trim Kit: $141.00
Danze Faucets ($80.97/each): $161.94
Water supply line: $4.87
Shut off valve: $7.63
ABS drain adapters ($1.48/each): $2.96
ABS angled junction pipe: $5.23
Cabinet Hardware: Free!
Towel Bars, TP holder, glass shelf: Free!
Wall Sconces: Free!
Wall Mirrors: ($35/each): $70.00
Corner Cabinet (plus trim): $1044.18
Cabinet Stain: $41.84
Wall paint: $31.98
Wall patching materials: $22.00

TOTAL RENOVATION COST: $5358.30
 
 I started demo on October 9th and I finished the entire project on January 15th.  It was a long project, but you have to take into account the holidays as well as having 2 kids underfoot and the fact I was pregnant and had morning sickness the entire time I was tiling.  I probably could have completed it in less than 1/4 of that time if I had set my mind to it. 

I hope this inspires someone to tackle that project you have been putting off and only dreaming of!  If I can do it, you can do it! 



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