Bathroom Renovation Update

Truth be told, things are moving and shaking so fast up at the “new” house that it’s hard for me to keep up on the blog. And, once I do make it up to the house to check-in on things, it’s dark and hard to take photos of all the progress that’s been made. But, I’m trying my best to document this journey, as it’s been a fun, stressful and challenging ride…like all remodels are!

As you know, the two rooms we decided to focus on right out of the gates were the master bathroom and the great room (kitchen, dining room, sitting area). Our pocketbooks are only allowing us to do a few rooms right now, and we really want to do these rooms right. For the master bathroom, we’ve done a fairly good job of sticking to the original design board I drafted up a few weeks ago, and I’ve ordered nearly all elements in the below board…

The one addition has been this wall mount faucet. Because the room is itty bitty, I’ve tried to add small unique touches here and there, and I thought a wall mount faucet would add an unexpected touch to the room. My poor plumber isn’t a fan of that decision, as it’s more work for him, but in the end, I think Kyle and I will be happy campers with that choice. Here’s the faucet that we’ve ordered…

A few other things to note…we bought our marble floor tile from and they were speedy and the tile arrived in perfect shape. With free shipping and at $9.25/square foot, I didn’t totally blow our budget. It’s really lovely in person and I can’t wait to show you it in the space.

As for our vanity, we went back and forth about what we should purchase for the space. Should we buy a pre-fab vanity at Home Depot or Pottery Barn? Or should we have our cabinet guy custom build us one and piece together the sink and vanity top? My budget really wanted us to purchase a pre-fab one, but I just couldn’t do it. We ended up having our cabinet guy make us a small vanity for the space, and then it was our job to find paint, a sink, and a countertop that would fit the vanity. Even though it was a lot more work, I am SUPER happy with our decision to custom build a vanity. We were able to pick out every last detail of the piece (style, paint color, size/shape of sink, countertop, etc.) and make it “ours”. The vanity will soon be painted Blue Gray by Farrow and Ball , the below rectangular sink will be mounted under the honed carrara marble countertop we picked out, and it should be installed this weekend.

And, one important thing to mention….the custom vanity and all of its pieces ended up costing us LESS (about $750.00) than a number of the pre-fab ones, so I don’t feel as guilty about building our own as I did a few weeks ago:).

I have a feeling things will really start to come together this week – lots more photos to come soon!

P.S. If you are in the Portland area and are looking for stone remnants for countertops, or just countertop installation in general, visit de la tierra, inc. They are GREAT!

5 thoughts on “Bathroom Renovation Update

  1. Jenna Said:

    Speaking of bathrooms, when you are done posting about your remodel, want to come over and document mine?

    1. kirsten Said:

      Jenna! Yes please! Maybe when things calm down in 2013?

  2. Jeanne Said:

    What is the name of the company you use for your cabinets?

  3. Erin Torrano Said:

    What is the gray wall color in your new master bath…love it!
    Also, the color in entry way ( may be old house)???? Thanks so much


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