Second Pandemic Refresh/Remodeling Project almost done!

If there’s one good thing about the Pandemic, it’s that it’s forced us to focus on some home projects. We plan to sell our house in a few years and it’s essential that we update it. Last year we did our master bath and we were so pleased with the results that we used most of the same tile choices, with the exception of the floor, in the refresh of our powder/guest room on our main floor.

This bathroom technically is not a powder room as it has a bath/shower, but it’s hard to call it a guest bath either as the room next door could not be classified as a bedroom as it doesn’t have a closet. However, it functions well enough as a guest room as we have a bed and a dresser. Good enough!

Anyhow, the builders of this house put wood floors in this bath. How dumb is that? Once the toilet did flood and we were in a panic. I guess it’s just as dumb as the carpet they put in the master bath. In the master bath we ripped out the carpet and put in gray plank tile. It is stunning! However, since I didn’t think it would make sense to have the plank tile intersect with the wood floor, we went with a matte porcelain tile that looks like marble. I’m really pleased with the end result. I was worried about ripping out the wood floor, but thankfully my contractor did a good job.

Plank tile in Master Bath

In the shower we used the same white wave tile and accent tile that we used in the master.

We are not quite done. We kept the same vanity and we’re having that painted. I’ll post pictures of the completed project in about another 2 weeks, along with the name of the tile we used as reference for those who are interested. In the meantime, enjoy a sneak peak with my cat.

Living in a construction zone

We’re on day 3 of Phase 2 of our Master Bath remodel. We’re not  doing a complete gut job. We ripped out the carpet and tiled the floors a few months ago (Yes, during stay-at-home. Construction was allowed to continue. We masked up and quarantined in our offices while the guys did the tiling).  This time we’re doing the shower and will be installing a new vanity counter top.

Fortunately this won’t take too long but it still creates a lot of dust. And noise. I had to escape the noise yesterday. I did a little bit of geocaching, but got a call from my contractor that he needed two more boxes of tile. So I had to cut short my geocaching, and head to Floor & Decor (second trip that day!) to pick them up. Miscalculation on his part.

Today they’re grouting the tile. Just had another discussion if the grout color was right. Online it looks more gray but the design people at F&D insisted that “Frost” was a better choice. At this point I don’t want to make another trip to the store so I’m going to trust the design folks. Crossing my fingers!

Tomorrow we’ll get the counter top. Hoping that’s what we want! Too many headaches. I’m sure it’ll look good but my husband is very picky and he’s not here right now.

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