An Update on Our Master Bathroom: Where We Are, What’s Left to Do, and Why It’s Taking So Long

Renovation

I can’t believe it’s already been 5 months (!) since I shared this mood board for our master bathroom. At that time, we were beginning demo to turn an awkward small bathroom, hallway, and office into a big, luxurious master bath and closet. 

And while we’ve made so much progress, we still feel a long way from being done in here. I know, how can a bathroom remodel take 6+ months?! Well, today I thought I’d explain a bit more of where we are, where we’re going, and what’s taking so long. 

Where We Are

The plumbers finally came last week, which was so exciting! We had initially had another company out to give us a quote, but they stopped returning calls and emails from us, so we had a bit of a delay trying to find a new plumber. So far it’s been a great experience with the new plumbing company, though! Most of the rough-in is done, but they’ll have to come back to add a few things in before the inspection. 

While we’ve made so much progress, we still feel a long way from being done in here. I know, how can a bathroom remodel take 6+ months?! Well, today I thought I’d explain a bit more of where we are, where we’re going, and what’s taking so long.

The room is still down to the studs, and Dustin is installing a new subfloor (I’m learning so much about how homes are built!). Next, we have to lower the ceiling about 6 inches to allow room for the plumbing that drains from the upstairs bathroom. 

Then, we’ll get drywall and tile up, and the electrician and plumbers will come back to get fixtures installed.

There’s a lot left to do, but we can see the roadmap ahead of us and we have the subcontractors scheduled or waiting, so hopefully it will all be done by the end of summer.

Where We’re Going

This is the exciting part! While our plans are mostly unchanged from our initial moodboard, we did end up making some modifications. The biggest news? We’re really embracing the dark side—of the tub, that is! We decided to go with a tub that’s black on the outside and white inside. Dustin pushed for this option and I’ve been seeing it everywhere, so I was in. 

But I’m getting ahead of myself. I didn’t share these before, but I think this overhead shot of the previous layout vs. the new layout really helps to reinforce exactly why we took on this renovation in the first place. 

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