A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘master bathroom’

Bath Time

Continuing with our “clean theme” for the new year, we were able to start using the master bathroom back in mid-October even though it wasn’t quite finished. As you can see here: no fixtures for hanging towels, toilet paper; no mirror or light above the sink; sink temporarily installed on a plywood countertop; no shower…

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The Pitfalls of DIY

Practically another week has gone by, and while we’re nearing one finish line, there are still more and more things to do before we can start to enjoy our new remodeled attic space. It’s really starting to wear thin. With the October chill in the air, all I want to do is “nest” in my…

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Yes, We’re Still in the Bathroom

You may be wondering when it will ever end — when will they just finish their frickin’ bathroom and move on with their lives? By this time next week, we hope to do just that. But for now, we’re still in the grout stage. This photo was taken earlier this week with just the back…

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Mojave Monday

We received word that our master bathroom cabinets are ready to be delivered! While very exciting, it also puts us under the gun to finish tiling. The contractor was already bugging us to finish, so it’s just as well that we got an extra nudge. On Sunday we finished the shower interior, including the shower…

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Chiseling Away At It

For the past couple of days we’ve been working on the bathroom for a few hours after work, and that helps a little. The tile job will be far from perfect, but overall I think it’s looking pretty good. We had a couple of snafus, one of which was the level of the floor tile…

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Tiling, Staging and Timing

The master bathroom tiling is dragging on. And on. I really want it to be over with. The contractor occasionally hounds me about it because he wants to do the finish work on the plumbing so he can get a final payment (although apparently he just realized yesterday that the plumber he sub-contracted didn’t include…

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Maybe Before Winter?

It has been a month and a half since the contractors left and we’ve taken over on the attic remodel. While they worked diligently every day, everything came to a screeching halt once they left. Reality set in. We’re on DIY time, baby. Of course, I would love nothing more than to be able to…

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Look, We’re Tiling!

The long quest to move the master bedroom to the newly renovated attic space got a little shorter last weekend when we finally had some time and all the materials needed to start tiling the master bathroom. I say “start” because we’re a long way from finishing. As with any DIY project, we didn’t get…

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The Great Tile Debate

After multiple trips to Tile Outlet (a great discount tile source if you’re in the Chicago area), additional trips to King of Tile (also a good place for deals but not as big) and Century Tile, we finally ended our quest for bathroom tile at The Tile Shop in Deerfield [update: there’s a Tile Shop…

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One Down…

…three to go. We passed our rough plumbing inspection yesterday! Woo hoo! Isn’t she pretty? Master Bathroom Laundry Room Pipe in floor joists Rough framing, electrical and mechanical will be combined into one inspection. Wish us luck.

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