We introduced our plans for the basement bathroom here. After actually tearing the walls out, we found out that Plan A will not work We were planning on having a doorless shower.Like the image below,you would walk past the glass panel to enter the shower from the left.
After demo, we found that the entire width of the bathroom will be 7 ft, not wide enough for the glass and an entrance.
One to plan Beta.
We considered a two person shower the full width of the room. The door would have this layout.
but the glass estimates (had to be custom at that width) were $1800 to $2100… our entire budget.
We also considered make the bathroom narrower. 5 by 8 is a very standard bathroom size, and that makes the bedroom 12 feet wide. Our new layout for the basement would be this:
But that would make the den cramped,and it’s the most-used room down there.
We decided to frame-in a standard 5 ft shower and leave the 20 inches to the right (next to the toilet) as a small storage area.
I’d like the storage to look as much like this as possible.
After demo and modifying our plan, it’s time for procurement.
We got the floor tile, shower drain, and grout from the Tile Shop (40% off black Friday sale, yay) The tile is porcelain 12 x 24 ‘Burma Negro’ at $3.89 a square foot. It was over budget,but it is super awesome. We spent $945 on the tile materials for both the bathroom and mudroom. 1/3 of that will be used in the bathroom. This picture is from the tile installed in a mudroom at Fat Hydrangea blog with London Fog grout.
We grabbed this sink (complete with faucet) off Craigslist for $100.
The mirrors (KOLJA,$20), lighting (BASISK, $20), and glass shelves (BAREN, $30) were picked up at IKEA.
A rain shower head came from a local Homegoods-style store ($30):
And the ceiling light/vent (Hunter/Ventura Exhaust Bathroom Fan) was $54 from Homeclick.com.
The shower door was our big-ticket item. We wanted a frameless pivot-door shower. The Dreamline SHDR-20597210S was $776.
Option B (Dreamline SHDR-21587610) was $542 after a handy 10% discount.
We chose the second, which was $542 beans at Faucetdirect.com . We went about 10% over budget for the shower door, but we’re still doing great overall.
We still need the wall tile, shower pan materials, and miscellaneous hooks, plumbing, electrical outlets, etc. The shower pan materials will be at least a hundred dollars over budget, but that’s what that $345 buffer is for 🙂
|shower surround tile||500|
|outlets, light switches, etc.||25|