WE ARE SHARING OUR MASTER BATHROOM RENOVATION WEEK 4 PROGRESS UPDATE.
Last week, I shared week 3 of our bathroom renovation. If you missed any previous posts, I’m participating in a crazy fun renovation design challenge with 14 other DIY bloggers with Jeffrey Court. We are transforming any space in our home using their gorgeous selection of tiles. See what transpired during week 4 of our master bathroom renovation.
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This post is sponsored by Jeffrey Court but all thoughts, opinions and weird jazz hand poses are my own.
Last week, we cut up all the Ditra and we were finally ready to lay down the mortar.
I shared my design board and how we were done with demo. It was a beautiful sight to see that plywood after removing all the tiles, mortar boards and thinset. It was the most beautiful plywood I have ever seen in my life!
We have been working so hard this past week because we’re on a tight schedule. Lots of late nights have been spent in this space. I know it’s going to be so worth all the hard work we have put into this room.
The Ditra is finally in!
Since this is our first tiling job, we are truly learning as we go.
This week, we focused on laying the tiles. I had no idea this would take as much time as it did. So much prep time was spent just on laying the tiles and getting it centered in the room. I thought you were supposed to start on one side of the room but it makes sense to start in the center. You work in the center and out because if you start on one side, you have the possibility of them slanting and leaning crooked. It’s also because when you look into the room, your eyes naturally move towards the center. I’ve since learned the importance of tile placement!
I played with different patterns to see how it would look.This was a difficult because when you center tiles, it works easily when you have a square or rectangular space. Our room has so many edges so finding a center point to work was really challenging. We also ran into so many edges like the bathtub, shower, sinks and walls so we wanted the tiles to look good from each area.
Since Jimmy is a perfectionist, he spent a ton of time calculating and finally creating a chalk line for our center. In the end, I’m so glad he did this because it really made a difference!
But I’m so glad it’s done! I still need to grout the tiles and we are planning to tile over the existing tile on the bathtub. Since the bathtub has literally been used only 5 times, I opted to not spend money on it. I went back and forth on removing the tub entirely and getting a free standing one but decided to spend that money on new countertops instead.
The wet saw is now one of my favorite tools ever. So much time was spent cutting tiles. I literally tiled 10 hours in one day and I still only managed to finish about 35 percent of the room. I estimate at least 24 hours was spent laying down our tiles. Maybe it’s because it’s our first time but we really wanted to do it correctly. All I know is that these tiles aren’t going anywhere and better last longer than we do!
I also finished caulking the crown molding this past week so it looks nice and fresh against the top of the walls.
Jules even helped me and Jimmy finish the tiling one evening. Woohoo! You don’t even know how relieved I felt after that last tile was in. The kids love watching our progress and are asking us when we will do their bathrooms next. Ha!
Well, that concludes week 4! We still have a number of tasks left to do like adding wallpaper, tiling the bathtub, painting cabinets, installing quarter rounds, paint touch up, hanging art and mirrors and hardware. BUT, I see it coming together and I could not be happier. If you love what we’re doing, would you go and vote for me over at Jeffrey Court. I would appreciate it so much! You will also be able to see everyone else’s updates on their spaces.
Thanks so much for following along!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14