With life moving faster than I can keep up with, the kids are growing by leaps and bounds and my boys and daughter are always battling it out over bathroom rights. There is only so much a mom can do, and in our house it has come to the point that we must add another bathroom, which will ease up the time schedules the kids have created to use the bathroom. My daughter is at the age where makeup, nail polish, hair styling accessories, and every known shampoo and bath gel are coveted by her, whereas the boys just want some counter space for their toothbrushes. Meet our cement floor, walls and area that we are about to convert into a 10×10 bathroom. I have shopped until I have dropped and I have chosen KOHLER & Sterling Bathroom Products. The boys have decided that they are moving themselves into this bathroom, and we are fine with this, but we also made our decisions of products based on the boys.
My choices in the bathroom reflect a bit of what is trending now as well as what products are most water efficient. One of my largest concerns was budgeting this all out and there are plenty of ways to create the bathroom of choice without killing our budget. In addition, I did not need a Taj Mahal installed in the basement, as it needs to be practical and usable.
While I will share the products with you at a later time, I can tell you that KOHLER offers quality products at in many price l. Our floor is a a floor chosen for its rugged look but ease of installation. The floor from Armstrong, looks like luxurious stone but it is actually a vinyl tile that will clean up with ease after showers and use. The ceiling is going to be amazing and easy to install, and we are hoping it will be done inside of 2 days?
Our concerns and questions are non-ending: Will the floor go down with ease? What is the trickiest part of the install going to be? Will there be any glitches in our DIY? How quickly can we actually install this whole bathroom? Should we use glass doors for the shower or should we use a shower curtain? We are installing this in all of our ‘spare’ time in between hockey tournaments, school musicals and work! Many of the products we have chosen are also easy to install so we will be able to let you know if they truly are easy to install. My husband will be doing the install from start to finish, with the assistance of only an electrician a bit of electrical work that we need. Stay tuned for this exciting series as Dana Vento Installs a Bathroom DIY.
Want a sneak peek into our project to see what we are planning? Take a look here.
There is never anything easy about DIY, but we have chosen key products that make the installation process much easier and all quality. We are installing this bathroom and we want the pieces to be classic and last, without having to replace each item from wear and tear in a year or two. Our products of choice are those from Armstrong Floor, Armstrong Ceiling and KOHLER as quality with these brands is impeccable. We lavishly will live our install of this DIY Bathroom out loud and show you our progress along the way.