Bathroom Update

Well, today I burned a vacation day. Things were quiet at work, and I had a CSUN Industry Advisory Board meeting in the afternoon. So, I might as well give you an update on the bathroom remodel.

Last week saw them demolishing the old bathroom, repairing the slab, and doing the rough plumbing and electrical (followed by an inspection). Monday they hot-mopped (i.e., tarred) the new shower and bench and started a water test. Today they put up the cement board. Tomorrow should be the inspection of the hot mop, followed by the start of tile work and drywall (plasterwall) repair.

So, what will the new bathroom look like (note: for the most part, the links are for illustration only–ignore any prices). There will be a large shower, primarily using Unicom Starker “Calvert” tile. The accent tile will be AlfaGres PC232. The shower fixure will be a Delta Carlisle Shower Only fixture with In2Ition Showerhead.

The vanity is being made for us by the contractor. It will have two cabinets, three drawers, and there will be a center tower with shelves that we can sit a plant on. The counter will be black Caesarstone. The sinks are Fontaine Glacial Wave Vessel Sink Sets, and the faucets are Toronto Euro Style Bathroom Sink Faucets. Lighting will be some recessed cans, as well as two Portfolio 3-light fixtures. We have two Octagon Frameless Beveled Mirror Medicine Cabinets, and I’ll have a small glass shelf as well.

It will be nice to have the bathroom finished (we have about a week or two to go)–we’ve been living for over a year with a shower wall covered in plastic because we had an unstoppable leak because the previous owner used the wrong type of tub. The remodel is ending up a bit more than I would like (what remodel doesn’t), but we’ll use and enjoy it for a long time, plus it might help the value a bit. I can take solace in the fact that houses in our range (step-up houses) are holding their value a little better than starter houses (which are the bulk of foreclosures, and are skewing the median sales price).