The toilet flushes and the shower works so technically the boys’ college bathroom remodel is finished. Or, at least it is a functioning bathroom. This bathroom remodel was on schedule and under budget until it went off the rails with a series of unfortunate events. We both blame the countertop. I will save that story for later because today is all about the boys’ college bathroom remodel. Woohoo!
For twelve years, the boys’ Jack & Jack bathroom paint color was color matched to my lefty’s Babolat tennis bag. The shower curtain rod stayed in place with tile adhesive and a scrap block of wood. I shared the before bathroom photos here.
I remember thinking nothing good happens when water comes in contact with wood. #realtorlife
But, that woodblock was scrappy and did not move in ten years. The adhesive held up longer than the 1/2 dozen toilet lever replaced over the course of a decade.
I do not want to know what my boys flushed down the toilet that required so much force it broke the lever multiple times.
But today is all about the finished bathroom remodel.
We ordered this dual vanity with sink, countertop and mirror combination from Wayfair. The vanity was scheduled to arrive three weeks after we placed our online order. This gave us some much-needed wiggle room to install the floor and shower tile.
We changed our minds with our plans to install ceramic wood floor tiles and went with a luxury vinyl plank flooring we found at Home Depot.
We based the decision on the fact it was a secondary bathroom where the (hold it together Laura) reality is my boys will be home for shorter increments.
It made financial sense.
When we removed the baseboards we opted to replace the builder size baseboards with the more substantial 4″ trim.
With the flooring savings, we decided to hire a tile guy to install the shower tile. We went with a conservative grey subway tile for the shower wall. We found a great deal on the tile from a floor & tile store. It looks great against the new white, cast iron tub.
Again, the tile guy was worth every dollar. He and his partner were up and down our stairs a hundred times making the tile cuts in our garage. We were on budget and saved our backs and marriage by hiring out the heavy lifting.
We were so close to finishing the bathroom before our middle son’s visit over the Easter weekend. The only thing we had to do was install the dual- sink vanity.
What could go wrong?
This is where the project went into, “You have got to be kidding me,” but I am going to save the countertop story for its own post. The story and life lesson are THAT good. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have caught a peek.
Here was the final detail for the boys to college bathroom remodel. We love the finished bathroom.