Getting a New Bathroom

Since the day we moved in to this home sweet home, we’ve been having a few things that we wanted to change eventually.
One of them were our Master Bathroom.

It is an awkward L shape space opens to our master bedroom. there’s no door in front of vanity/sink, but a tiny door to the toilet/shower area. The biggest problem was that it is a very tight squeeze between toilet and door when you try to close. Oh, and of course, we had long past era’s square light blue tile around the wall, and white and blue mosaic floors. SWMBO never liked those screaming 70’s tiles, and I wanted to have a bathtub instead of shower. and both wanted to do something with the tight door… So when we start having a few tiles getting loose at the bottom of the shower area, we decided to take this opportunity to do some major fixin’ to make our home one step closer to our dream home…
Any how, With our budget of around $9K, we start planning what we want to make change.

Two main goals to this project was; to have a bathtub, and to remove the wall/door between sink and toilet.
Two main goals to this project was; to have a bathtub, and to remove the wall/door between sink and toilet.
This is the original configuration.  The sink area is facing master bedroom, and it's open. and there were a door separating toilet/shower area.
This is the original configuration. The sink area is facing master bedroom, and it’s open. and there were a door separating toilet/shower area.

After consulting with a couple handymen recommended by our friends, we start building our shopping list.

Bathtub (with Drain)
Kohler Archer (32 x 60 x 19): I wanted something deep for soaking, but did not want to go too deep so that its easy to get in and out for shower. Archer has relatively deep soaking depth with moderate hight of 19″.

Toilet
American Standard Champion 4 (Standard Height): We just wanted basic, and something that flush well, and to be honest, I don’t really care about the water saving thing. however there’s no “A Lot of Water to flush anything on its way” type toilet, so ended up getting 1.6GPF type.

Vanity/Sink
We went with semi-custom cabinet with granite top. Found a local shop “The Cabinet & Granite Depot” Where they offer good selection of remnants, and decently built cabinet for very good price. They are very easy to work with, and did a good job.

Hardware
This is where things get very interesting. There are so many to choose from, and price varies from “very cheap” to “no way we can afford”… We went with something probably a mid range, nothing crazy, but hopefully a good quality. Also we picked Chrome as our hardware color as it is easier to mix and match with different brand, and also quite a bit cheaper!

Vanity Faucet –Delta Lahara (Two Handle, 4″ Centerset, Chrome)
Shower Hardware
Delta Lahara Tempassure (Plus R10000 Rough-in)
Delta Grail 6 Function Diverter (Plus T11000 Rough-in)
Delta Lahara Non-Diverter Tub Spout
Delta Universal Wall-Mount Hand Shower (Plus Delta 50560 Drop Ell)
Hansgrohe Raindance S 150 1-Jet Shower Head (Plus Hansgrohe 27411003 shower arm

Other Hardwares
Delta Corner Caddy (47000 and 47100)
Moen 60 Inch Curved Shower Rod
Moen 16-Inch Grab Bar with Integrated Shelf
Moen Grab Bar with Integrated Towel Bar
Moen YG0724CH 24-Inch Grab Bar
Moen 24-Inch Double Towel Bar
Moen Vanity ShelfMoen Pivoting Paper Holder
Gatco Marina Oval Wall Mirror
Canarm Hampton 2 Lights Vanity Lights
Panasonic WhisperCeiling Vent Fan

Tiles
Daltile Rittenhouse Square Arctic White 3 x 6 Subway Tile (for tub surround)
Daltile Modern Dimensions Arctic White 4-1/4 x 12-3/4 (as Bullnose)
Daltile Florentine Argento 12 x 24 (Floor tile with matching baseboard tile)

Paint
Sherwin Williams Duration (Color: Uncertain-Gray)

This looks like a long list, however this is not all. I also needed drywall, cement board, nails, screws, other hardware, and materials that I needed to run to a store as I needed basis…

So now I got the list of stuff to get, let the project begin!

3 thoughts on “Getting a New Bathroom”

  1. Hi,
    just recently bought a craftsman air compressor, looks like yours. but without any labels.
    do you mind telling me what model is yours? i am trying to find a manual and some parts for it.

    thanks,

    John
    alllaji@gmail.com

    1. sorry being late, but will check the label tonight.

      Edit: I tried to find a model number and just couldn’t find it… sorry

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