Old House Tour

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Old House, New Owners

Well here’s a blast from the past! A friend of ours who is house hunting stumbled upon this little property. Look familiar? Fun to see what they changed and what they left the same.

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Bathroom Remodel: Grouting Shower Walls

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DIY grout tile shower

Grouting the Shower Walls

The tile starts to come together in the final stages here. It’s been a labor of love, but the shower is just about done. Tiling was the latest hurdle, so grouting pales in comparison. It’s literally what cements everything together and makes it look unified. If you missed the grouting tips, go back to our shower floor post and brush up. Otherwise, enjoy!

 

Shower Tile Before & Afters

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Bathroom Remodel: DIY Shower Tile Walls

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DIY Tiling Shower

DIY Shower Tile

We’ve come a long way with this little shower of ours. Once you see the tile, you’re going to stop wondering if all this work is worth it and jump on the DIY bandwagon! We chose a really easy, affordable tile to work with, without a lot of crazy accents or small shapes to cut. But dang. I don’t think we could have asked for a better effect.

 

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Bathroom Remodel: Grouting Shower Floor

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DIY grout tile shower

Let’s see here. When we last left off tiling, we were finishing the bathroom floor. It’s really not a bad week to be working in the bathroom in this gloomy weather. The past week it was so nice outside that we took our cue from the sun and got a head start on yard work. We’ve managed to get the yard cleaned up and fertilized, and some plants planted as well. Just in time for these April showers.

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Bathroom Remodel: Knockdown and Niches

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DIY shower niches inset

Niches get Stitches

First things first. We had in mind that we’d like some shelves in the shower, right? Not any after-the-fact shelves, but real built-ins. There are a few ways to get recessed, inset shelves installed from the get go. Let’s explore the options.

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Bathroom Remodel | Shower Drain

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Shower Drain Bathroom remodel

 

The Drain Game

We knew moving the shower drain would be difficult, but this was one of our biggest challenges. Usually when people move a drain, they only move it a few inches. We needed to move it a few feet. It’s time to crack through some concrete!

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Bathroom Demo | Phase 3: Ceiling and Duct Work

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Blue Side

Strong side! We finally made it to the other side of the wall. The brown side is getting pretty old, so I’m glad to be on the blue side for awhile. We’re definitely tired of looking at that brown/tan paint! Can’t wait to pick out some new colors.

But first, we need to see where we can add the new shower. We have no idea what’s behind these walls or in the ceiling tiles, so we need to scope out the situation before we can make any firm decisions as to where things go. Joe’s going to walk you through taking off the old closet door trim, and share what he’s looking for.

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