Finishing Touches

Today might be the last day that we will be posting the progress of the Master bathroom remodel. Looking back at the images that were taken at the beginning of the process, it took a total of 7 weeks to complete working on it for an average of 3 hours a night. Some of the weekends were lost because of other engagements but mostly once we started, It was nose to the grinding wheel until it was done. I have trouble trying to calculate how much it would have cost to have this done by a contractor but If I took a guess I would assume about $6,000 – $7,000 range. Our total cost for material was roughly around $2,800 and I feel that we should be able to get a good return on investment compared to that beauty in the “before” picture.

The finishing touches that I have done over the past couple days were:

  • Trim out the window and sill
  • Add hardware for towels and toilet paper
  • Added the mirror and lighting fixture
  • Base molding and 1/4 round
  • Storage cabinet (not shown)
  • Paint trim and door
  • Added door hardware and changed hinges to Oiled Bronze

Some small things still need to be done like sealing the floor grout, window blinds,  floor mopping, and finding a couple 40w light bulbs for the vanity fixture. Other than that, we are so excited about how well it came out and how good it feels to have a completed project.

What do you think?

Before and After

Master bathroom complete

Master Bathroom Complete

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  • David Dickinson June 26, 2013, 11:35 AM

    Jason, I just read through your entire blog of the bathroom remodel. You did AMAZING work and the bathroom looks really great. Congrats. I’m sure you’re enjoying your new bathroom everyday! It’s beautiful. I came across your blog because I’m planning on purchasing an Ikea cabinet myself for a bathroom remodel. The huge drawers are the selling point for me too! I looked through all the Ikea literature about the cabinet and couldn’t see anything about how far out from the wall the plumbing can be not to obstruct the drawers. Your explanation in this blog and the pictures you posted are invaluable to me and will make my life that much easier as we do this remodel. Thanks so much for sharing every step of the process. I’m going to use professional help as I don’t have the experience in most of the process, but I lived vicariously through your postings!! Thanks again.

    • Jason Esposito June 26, 2013, 12:20 PM

      Thank you so much David and yes, we are loving the new bathroom! We had our first guests in the house this week and it held up really well.
      The Ikea Cabinet is our most used and abused piece of furniture in the house and I’m amazed how well it’s built and how functional the large drawers are.
      For the rear clearance, my measurement from the wall to the back of the drawer is 3-7/8″ at a Maximum without having to shave anything. If you needed to, you can get at least a 1/2″ more if you shave the knuckles down off the plumbing and the back of the drawer without being noticeable. Good luck and enjoy!


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