Today, we’re back in business, getting down to DIYing it again, which is what we love. Yesterday, Kyle and I went to Home Depot, and as we got out of the car I said, “Remember when we used to live here?” And then we walked in and I said, “Oh I just love the smell of Home Depot… All the wood, chemicals, and paint…”
Well, I do like the smell of the wood. And I do miss Home Depot. We don’t go there very often anymore, but back in the day we were at Home Depot every single day. It’s like visiting your old stomping grounds. I can’t wait until Home Depot becomes our second home again.
By the way, who thinks that Home Depot should pay us for saying all that? I do! lol!
Now today we’re going to show you more progress on the bathroom. First, shower stuff:
We did a test and he poured some water down the shower drain and I went downstairs to see if anything leaked (this was before we closed up our new ceiling in the downstairs bathroom with drywall).
You can also see that Kyle started laying the tiles on the floor.
Before you actually slap some mortar down and lay the tiles, you need to make sure you do a little planning of how you want your tiles to go, so they look as pleasing to the eye as possible:
It’s good to draw lines where you want the tiles to go so you put them in the right place. You can’t totally see the lines when you put mortar down, but you can see the lines for the tiles next to it. You also need to use those little tile spacers (they come in a variety of widths so you can have the grout line width of your choice). We choose to have a thin grout line because I think that looks less commercial. We didn’t want our bathroom to look like it belonged at McDonald’s.
Once you know how the tiles are going to go, and where you’re going to make cuts (if any) then you can start slapping down the mortar. It’s best to have even cuts on one side of the room as the other (by the walls), because it would look really bad to have teeny tiny tiles on one side of the bathroom and whole tiles on the other side of the bathroom.
At this point I was very excited because once the floor is all done, we can put in the permanent toilet and permanent vanity and hook up the sink plumbing, and actually use our master bathroom (just not the shower yet).
I got to do the grouting since Kyle pretty much did everything else, and it was something I could easily do. Luckily everything turns outreally well because Kyle and I are both very detail oriented and like to do things right.
Tomorrow I’ll give you a little update on the closet I’m building in the office. YAY!
Leave a comment! What do you think of the bathroom so far?