Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bathroom '09 - Complete

At long last we have completed our bathroom renovation. This project consumed most of my weekends for the last couple months and we feel pretty good about the results. I have added links to most of the products we used, feel free to post with any questions.

The concrete vanity top turned out great, especially considering it was my first attempt. Check out buddyrhodes.com to find where you can pick up supplies for your own project.

We went with Oceanside Glass Tile for the accent and shower wall tile. The tile comes in 12" x 12" sheets and the mix can be customized using a variety of colors. We added some stone tiles to our mix. Also, the glass tiles are made from up to 80% recycled content, www.glasstile.com

I do not know the manufacturer of the floor tile but it is Italian porcelain, which sounds a lot more expensive than it is (it is actually quite inexpensive and a great product). These specific tiles are 6" x 20" and are finished with Custom Building Products Polyblend Grout in Platinum color. This and the rest of the tile were all from Montana Tile & Stone.

It was not the original intention but I ended up replacing the old shower window. Once we had the old wall opened up it became apparent that there was significant rot in the old wood window so we picked up an Atrium vinyl window for replacement. I am typically not too big on vinyl but for this high moisture area it is appropriate.

In case you are wondering, we used a combination of Kohler and American Standard fixtures and accessories, all of which are available at improvementdirect.com at prices that are quite reasonable (even free shipping. We refinished and reused vanity base cabinet, the new white wall cabinet comes from Nameek's and is available online at several outlets, we ordered from irawoods.com


JTA said...

Looks incredible! Very nicely done with the sweat equity.

1.5 GPF or were you able to find an old school throne?

Jim said...

thanks, i'm hoping for a nice equity boost, maybe enough to make our house worth what we paid for it two years ago...

the toilet's GPF is actually adjustable but maxes out at 1.6 gallons. we still have the old model downstairs for heavy duty loads.