Hi One Room Challenge fans! Welcome to The Bachelorette Pad Flip. I’m Jenn, an accidental real estate investor, house flipper, Realtor, designer…and that’s just my 8-5 roles! If you’re new around here, check out my sunroom transformation for the One Room Challenge 2018. Thanks for stopping by- please stick around to see this bathroom transform into a modern industrial bathroom over the next 6 weeks! This week I’m sharing the details of the custom shower.
Custom Shower Project: One Room Challenge Week 2
If you’re new to the bathroom renovation for One Room Challenge, be sure you check out Week 1– it has all the gross before photos and the beautiful design plans! The blank slate from last week definitely got some visible changes this week! This has been a long time coming- I’ve been working on this garage for almost a year! Good things come to those who wait, right?
This week focused solely on getting the shower created. Since this space was originally a half-bathroom, I had the task of creating a shower from scratch! And by I…I mean I definitely hired this job out!
Creating A Custom Shower Pan
Most people would probably purchase a prefab shower pan to create a shower base; however, I had to work with the existing dimensions of the bathrooms. That means that it wasn’t wide enough for a standard shower pan, so we had to create a custom one. My tile guy was able to pour a custom shower pan & create a shower ledge. The pan sat drying for 24 hours before the next step.
Installing Cement Board For A Shower
We used 1/2″ concrete backer board to create the shower wall base. I wanted to include a shower niche which was a pretty easy task since we were starting from the ground up on this project. Our city code (and common sense) requires that all seams on the boards be sealed with mortar. It’s important that if you’re going to tile a shower, you don’t tile directly to sheetrock. The cement board is designed to be sturdy enough to withstand the tile and holds up better to moisture.
This was such an exciting week for me because it was the first time I saw visible progress! Not only did we get the shower walls up, the drywall was also installed! Once the drywall was up & mudded, we waited about a day before adding texture…and it then it was time to paint!
Tip: Before tiling, have all your painting done to protect your new tile!
I partnered with Spectrum Paint (remember their amazing products from Flip 8?!) to transform the interior of the garage. I decided to paint the interior….white. But have you ever tried to pick white paint?! It’s not for the faint at heart! I’ll be doing a post this week all about choosing white paints & revealing the color I chose!
Here’s what you can expect to see next week!
- The shower will be totally tiled
- Grout the shower
- Painted walls
- DIY ceiling project sneak peek
To see what so many other designers have up their sleeves for the One Room Challenge, be sure to check out the Guest Participant link-up, as well as the Designer link-up!