Progress Update – Week 4

I think I’ve been off one week since we closed on the house Feb 3rd (so just over one month ago). The bathrooms are coming along despite the tile in the niches having to be removed since it didn’t follow my design. I’m also a bit bummed they forgot to install the little step/seat in the corner of the shower but I’ll survive. The closet has been drywalled and the ceiling in the master bath has a million patches in it since an exhaust fan and an HVAC vent were removed to align with the new design. I’ll be traveling all week so I’m super excited to see the progress when I get home on Friday. I’m glad Mike will be here as the stand-in PM to make sure it all goes as planned. The next thing I’m REALLY exited to see are the new skylights being installed on the 13th – one week from tomorrow!


Progress Update – Week 4 Construction

I’m posting just a couple snapshots of the bathrooms today. We are so happy to be moving right along! I’m traveling tomorrow so Mike will be the task master and let them know that I want to change the niche in the master shower to have the floor plank tile inside (as I originally requested). Other than that I’m super happy with how it is turning out!


I love seeing things come together! And I love my super neutral color palate for this house. One thing that makes me crazy is seeing a different set of finishes in each bathroom and this house had it – and they were three different styles! The kitchen will have the same finishes as well – Just a little bit different by possibly changing up the color of the hex tile in the kitchen backslash. Below is a photo of the hall bathroom’s new tub and the new master bathroom’s walk in shower where the old triangular tub surround was.


Well it’s pretty nice to say that we are finally “in construction” instead of just demo! I met with the tile installer yesterday about my design (he didn’t love my accent scheme for the shower but hey, it’s my house and I’m the architect so I overrule!)  Today the plumber has been on site all day and they removed the old chipped cast iron tub and are in the process of adding all of the valves, rerouting lines (including the old garden tub drain line so it will drain towards the middle of the new shower). I’m happy that finally I’m getting a shower with a control right inside the door so I don’t have to try to avoid stepping into frigid water anymore. Once the plumbing is complete the tile guys can start on the shower in the master bath and hall bath. The contractor won’t be over again until Friday so the next post I have will likely be this weekend. It’s so nice to see progress!