Over the past two years we’ve had additions to our house, The Glade, both designed and built.
Now we’re trying to do as much as we can on our own so we need a plan.
Everything needs to be done in a certain order so I’m the one who will set the schedule and hire the subcontractors if there’s a part of the project we can’t accomplish ourselves.
I’m eager to have the two new bathrooms finished and I think we should work on them simultaneously. Unfortunately that will almost double the expense but seems to make sense in terms of getting the work done in a reasonable period of time.
First the bathroom floors need to be brought level to the shower base. This can be accomplished with a subfloor of plywood covered with a layer of Hardiebacker.
Then the men that installed the shower pans will come back and install the waterproof membrane.
We add the floor tile on top of that. Before tiling, we should mud, sand, and paint the walls so newly installed floor tile doesn’t get dirty.
I’m not sure if we’re going to install the floor tile or contract it out. In the mean time I will want to make a final selection of the tile and purchase it.
After the floor is installed I’ll purchase two ADA height toilets and have them installed. We might be able to do this part of the project ourselves.
We have plans to make at least one of the vanities ourselves. I’m on a hunt for the master bathroom vanity.
Then the walls in both showers and backsplashes need to be tiled. Again, not sure who’s going to do it but I will select and purchase the tile.
Finally, I’ll need to hire a glass company to come and fit the shower glass panels and doors.
At that point the only thing left is to hang lighting fixtures which I think we can do ourselves since everything is roughed in.
Do you have a big goal for 2015?