Something exciting has been happening at our home over the last 7 days. We did a master bathroom remodel and we are totally in love with the results! Here’s a before and after picture of our master bathroom. What a big difference! We went from dated to light and bright!
I’m going to give you the play-by-play – including pricing – so you know just how much to budget for a bathroom renovation.
Master Bathroom Remodel
I’ve been dreaming about a master bathroom remodel for roughly a year. While our home is only 7 years old, the colors are outdated and we never used the huge garden tub that took up way too much space in our bathroom. We are just not bathtub people! Instead, we wanted to open up the shower to create a double shower with bench.
Affording a bathroom remodel takes planning and the timely government stimulus payments certainly helped speed up our timeline.
We first began by looking up master bathroom remodel ideas to get inspiration. Next, we researched pricing and referrals for the remodel. We sought out companies and reviewed their before and after pictures, Facebook reviews and even looked them up on Better Business Bureau. We did our homework!
Next, we scheduled appointments with four top contenders in the Central Florida area. Ultimately, we chose to go with Reggie’s Handyman Services. Reggie is referred by Home Depot often and stays busy due to his competitive prices. He is licensed and insured.
The Bathroom Remodel
The demo began with removing the shower, garden bathtub, old vanity, and tile flooring. It took less than a day’s work to complete that part of the project. My boys are still doing school online due to the pandemic, so they were eager to give a helping hand with some of the demo work. They knocked down a few tiles around the bathtub area and loved it.
The next step was rebuilding our double (9 foot) shower. It began with plumbing, including moving the existing drain to the middle of the new shower, building the bench, adding the shower pan liner, concrete boards for the shower walls, and sloped concrete floors for better drainage.
Reggie recommended picking out tiles from Floor & Decor which is a huge warehouse filled with all kinds of tiles and flooring at affordable prices. For the shower, we chose Pianetto Tauleto Bianco wall tiles in 12 x 24 and Hexagon Beaumont Shadow floor tiles. While the shower tiles look like marble, they’re actually porcelain tiles with blue veining, which are much easier for cleaning and maintaining.
For the stepover and bench, we chose a solid piece of white quartz for a polished look.
I also have to point out that he chose to make the grout lines as small as possible for the shower and flooring which will also help with cleaning. I love the way it turned out!
To keep things within a budget, we decided to forgo removing the window in our bathroom. That not only would cost money but time because of permitting, etc.
Instead, we chose to put a privacy window film over it that has a cool effect that looks like blinds. We also purchased 4 pieces of solid white window sills to surround it. We’ve tested the film both day and night time and you can not see inside.
Our double bathroom vanity is dark blue and the countertop is Carrera cultured marble with light veining. I absolutely love it! It included soft-close doors and drawers and the backsplash too. It was on sale at modernbathroom.com. Shipping was free.
We have not located vanity mirrors that we like just yet, and we are still waiting on 2 seamless 40″ glass panels to be installed at the edge of the shower. We are keeping the shower center open with no door as the glass panels will be long enough to block any water from escaping.
Master Bathroom Remodel Pricing
- Reggie’s Handyman Services (included demo, plumbing, plumbing materials, shower remodel work, floor and shower tiling, painting, vanity installation, and fixture installation) – $6000 (this price will vary based on sq footage, etc)
- Dumpster for 24 hours – $420
- Shower tiles from Floor & Decor for a 9-foot double shower – $600
- Floor tiles (free from a friend)
- Bench and shower stepover quartz – $550
- Shower grout and floor grout – $45
- 2 Handheld shower heads – $76
- 2 Shower Handles and parts – $200
- Seamless glass panels (2) – $1300
- Window sills from Lowe’s – $80
- Privacy window film from Amazon – $25
- 1 gallon of Behr premium paint in Ice Drop – $32
- Floor baseboards from Home Depot – $92
- Double bathroom vanity and countertop from Modern Bathroom – $1500
- 2 Vanity lights + LED bulbs (sold separately) from Lowe’s – $200
- 2 Sink faucets from Lowe’s – $200
- White toilet from Home Depot – $140
Total cost is less than $11,500 for a stunning master bathroom remodel!
We could not be more thrilled with our master bathroom remodel! The total remodel took 7 days, with the exception of the two glass panels that will take an additional week to be installed. What do you guys think? A bathroom remodel doesn’t have to cost you tens of thousands of dollars if you do it right and plan accordingly.
If you’re planning your own bathroom or kitchen remodel and live in the Central Florida area, definitely get a price quote from Reggie’s Handyman Services. And let him know Jennifer Hay sent you for the best deal possible!