Colorful Glam Bathroom - Phase 3 - Material Selections + Tile Layout - One Room Challenge - Week 3
We’re making great progress on the colorful glam bathroom project and this week we’re talking all about rough-ins, mapping out the fun tile installation, and final material choices as part of Week 3 of the One Room Challenge. If you’re new to this bathroom, check out our first two posts to see before pictures, the design plan, and our never-before-seen tile install.
First up - Demo and Rough-in
The demo and rough-in for this bathroom is pretty straightforward. We’re keeping all of the plumbing in the same spot except moving the shower head over a few inches as well as up about 6. We’re moving it up because this is a loft with 10-12’ ceilings (depending on the room you’re in) and they put in a silly drop ceiling in the bathroom, which we’re tearing out. Having that extra ceiling height means putting the shower head up a bit will bring a bit of texture and bling closer to the ceiling. A small design touch that will go a long way visually once the space is done.
In addition to raising the ceiling we’re removing the partial wall in the shower and doing a curbless shower pan.
I’m including a couple before pics so you can see what we’ve removed. I forgot to take a pic that showed the dropped ceiling so you’ll just have to visualize it. But at least you can see how cavernous the bathroom shower area was with that half wall and tiny shower door!
Before Pictures and Tile Layout in Blue Tape
Drawing out the tile Installation
I swear I come up with ideas and they often seem easy in my head, but when it comes to mapping them out I uncover a ton of nuances I need to sort out. I actually LOVE this part of the process but also find it interesting that it happens to me all the time. I am a glutton for punishment!
In the video you’ll see we have the shower pan poured and Durock up on the walls, meaning all rough-ins are complete. I re-taped out the tile in blue painters tape. And you get a sneak peak at the tile!
We’ve chosen the size for the custom shower glass, size for custom mirror, both wall and floor tiles, vanity top, faucet, shower head, chandelier and color for the custom vanity. Let’s get to it.
I’m keeping the rendering in here for reference, so for those who read last week’s post sorry for the repeat.
Next week we’ll be done with the tile. You won’t want to miss this reveal! I will do lots of video so you can get a feeling for being in the space.
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