The last basement puzzle piece is nearly finished. Starting from scratch after demo, we framed new walls and have checked rooms off one by one. A newly finished theater/hangout room, guest bedroom, small mud nook, and laundry room are all finished minus some accessorizing.
Only ten months after tearing everything apart, the bathroom is just about finished, too.
We built the custom vanity with a combo of storage options. Drawers for small items, a cabinet for large/ugly things, an open shelf for toilet paper and/or towels, and a gap at the bottom to keep it from feeling too heavy.
As soon as the paint cures, sconces and a wood mirror will go up.
By far the most involved room, the bathroom has taken many weekends over the last few months to get put together, with the shower taking up the bulk of the time. Forming the shower pan, coating the walls with red guard, tiling the floor, walls, and ceiling isn’t a quick process and requires a lot of dry time.
It’s all worth it for the finished product.
Caulking the tile seams still has to happen before the shower is usable, but that’s a small step in the scheme of things.
A soap nook above the shower control is convenient, but out of sight from the door to keep ugly bottles hidden.
Tiling the shower ceiling is a new thing for us, but really elevates the look while keeping the moisture inside. A sleek shower head extends from the ceiling for a modern look.
Next to the shower, behind the door in the old closet space, we built four shelves to hold any bathroom necessities or accessories.
It’s a far cry from the orange and yellow beginnings, that no matter how much scrubbing, never felt clean.
And now I can tackle the fun part of adding art and accessories.