Reid and I embarked on quite the undertaking over spring break. And by “we”, I really mean Reid. So, our master bathroom which is a super teeny tiny room just big enough for a shower and toilet (the sink is just outside the bathroom door), was really nasty. The tile in the bottom of the shower was moldy and mildewy. No matter what I did to clean it, it never looked any better. We knew it had to be redone.
We had Bath Fitter come out a few weeks ago to give us an estimate. We were totally drawn in by their commercials which make it seem like it’s so cheap and fast. We were shocked by their estimate of $5000 for the absolute cheapest options of just new shower walls and a base! That didn’t include anything else in the bathroom!! So, that was a big no. We decided to just do it ourselves. It would be way cheaper and look way better.
The first step was gutting the entire bathroom. This actually went pretty fast. The subfloor is still intact in this photo:
Reid ended up taking it out and had a slight mishap which resulted in his foot going through the garage ceiling. Oops. Thank Jesus the bathroom is over the garage.
We decided on white subway tile with gray grout. It took DAYS of working all day and much of the night to get to this point:
Not much good comes from tiling at 2 AM multiple nights in a row. But, we are saving SO much money. We will show Bath Fitter how it’s done!
After a few more days, the shower finally started to look like a shower…
And we now have grout, a tiled floor and a toilet! You will have to head over to my Instagram to see a sneak peek of how it’s looking now. My goal is to have everything finished by Friday to show you all a final reveal of how it all came together!