What’s Left in the Master Bathroom

Before I start with the to-do list for our newly-built master bathroom I’ll go through the things that are finished.

The second floor addition from the inside at the end of 2013 when it was just being framed. We've made progress, n'est-ce pas?
The second floor addition from the inside at the end of 2013 when it was just being framed. We’ve made progress, n’est-ce pas?

We started with thin air since the master bathroom and adjoining closet are new additions to the house.

The roughed-in plumbing includes the shower controls in both bathrooms.
The roughed-in plumbing includes the shower controls in both bathrooms.

When the main renovation contractor left over a year ago the bathroom was only roughed-in.

The master bathroom shower with insulation.
The master bathroom shower with insulation.

We have insulated it.

Blueboard and cement board line the walls.
Blueboard and cement board line the walls.

Installed blueboard and cement board on the walls.

Master bathroom shower pan is actually a rigid foam.
Master bathroom shower pan is actually a rigid foam.

A Kerdi shower pan by Schluter was put in the shower.

The floor was raised to the level of the shower pan so we could have a curbless shower.
The floor was raised to the level of the shower pan so we could have a curbless shower.

Then Charlie built the sub-floor up to meet the shower pan with 2 layers of plywood and a layer of Hardiebacker board.

The painting in the bathroom went quickly since half of the room will be tiled.
The master bathroom walls are Coventry Gray.

I painted the ceiling and the walls.

What a change the tile makes covering the Hardiebacker board!
What a change the tile makes covering the Hardiebacker board!

I selected tile which has recently been set on both the floor and shower walls.

Charlie tested the sealer on the area of the floor that will ultimately be under the vanity to make sure it wouldn't stain.
Charlie tested the sealer on the area of the floor that will ultimately be under the vanity to make sure it wouldn’t stain.

Charlie sealed the marble basketweave floor tile.

The master bathroom won't seem quite so large when the furniture moves in.
The master bathroom won’t seem quite so large when the furniture moves in.

Now we have a short an equally long list of final projects:

  1. Order and install shower glass.

    After the tile and plumbing -- shower glass. (This is an inspiration for our shower.)
    After the tile and plumbing — shower glass. (This is an inspiration for our shower.)
  2. Install the toilet.

    Toto toilets CST744SL#01 Cotton White.
    Toto toilet CST744SL#01 Cotton White.
  3. Install the double-sink vanity.

    The new vanity.
    The new vanity.
  4. Purchase and install sink faucets.

    I leaning toward the Moen Banbury times two .
    I leaning toward the Moen Banbury times two .
  5. Hang the mirrors.

    This antique mirror would look great over Charlie's sink.
    This antique mirror would look great over Charlie’s sink.
  6. Hang lighting fixtures.

    Master bathroom vanity pendants.
    Master bathroom vanity pendants.
  7. Purchase and install towel bars.
  8. Move my dressing table into the bathroom.

    My dressing table fits into the specially-sized niche in the master bathroom.
    My dressing table fits into the specially-sized niche in the master bathroom.
  9. Touch up paint and trim.

I had no idea fitting out a bathroom would be so labor intensive. I’m sure we’ll be grateful everytime we use it. And we’ll try not to take it for granted.

Do you have something you’re grateful for everyday?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “What’s Left in the Master Bathroom”

  1. You’ve come so far – it’s amazing. I’ve really enjoyed watching your progress. It keeps me going on the very small projects at my house. Do you have the new vanity in hand? I like it a lot.

  2. I can’t imagine that you will take it for granted. You have put so much thought and sweat (hope not too much blood and tears) into the huge project! Building in a space for your dressing table is such a great idea!

    1. I’m going to love having a place to sit and do my hair and make-up in the bathroom. Someone in the future may want a chest of drawers or a bench in that space. Thanks for the encouragement. Jo

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