Onto the details of our Guest Bathroom Remodel…

Now that we have sold our Andover Remodeled Home we can share all of the fun we had remodeling the home and show you just how easily you can do-it-yourself.

We have chatted about our Living RoomKitchen, and Master Bathroom Remodels so now it is time to share with you our Guest Bathroom Remodel!

Guest Bathroom Remodel

Here is a photo of the before and after of the guest bathroom.

before and after downstairs bathroom

As you can see, this bathroom needed a ton of work. The bathroom felt very small and narrow. The bathroom had a drop tile ceiling that we knew we wanted to get rid of to make the room feel larger. Jamie tore out the drop down ceiling and the framing around the old fiber glass shower, he also opened up the room by moving over the false wall on the left hand side that was taking up unnecessary space.

Downstairs Bath Before

Yes, Mickey had to go…

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If you read our last bathroom remodel post you know you always have to remove the vanity, toilet, and tub first. And remember, before you take anything off make sure the water is shut off so you don’t flood your room! The toilet has two bolts that need to be taken off and then you can lift it out. Be careful of the leftover water in the trap. For the sink you will need to crawl into the vanity to unbolt the faucet. Its a pain to do so you can also cut the faucet off from the top if you are planning to get a new one. Again, make sure the water is shut off! Last just detach the vanity from the wall (its probably screwed or nailed) and the demo is done.

Once the room was demo’d it was time to reframe the room. To frame you need 2” x 4”s for the wall frame with the studs 16″ apart. Always remember when picking out your lumber, that you look to ensure the boards have not been warped. Once Jamie got a portion of the room re-framed he hung the dry wall and taped. For this shower Jamie opted for a fiberglass shower pan rather than tiling the shower floor. It saved us some work that Jamie felt was fine to skip on this remodel.

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Planning is key to any tile project. Do a dry set of the tiles to make sure your layout will work. Once you have the layout you want mix up the mortar. Use a tile mortar that is designed for your type of tile (it will say on the material) and a notched trowel to make an even coat for the tiles to be set into. Jamie almost always use a 1/4″x1/4″ notched trowel. Make sure to allow at least 24 hours to let the tile sit before you start grouting.

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Jamie knew he wanted to build a niche in the shower being there was no tub ledge for the shower amenities. He wanted a different design in the niche so he came up with this design and used 1″x1″ tiles from Home Depot.

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One part Jamie don’t like about this shower was that he didn’t cover or hide the raw edge of the tiles on the niche.. Live and learn…

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The last thing to do was to decorate! We picked out the vanity, mirror, and light fixtures from Home Depot.

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And here are the after photos…

We were both so happy with how the remodel turned out. We painted the walls a light grey. I love the style of these grey and brown tiles because they can really go with another color scheme. 

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Bathroom Redmodel

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before and after downstairs bathroom

AndoverShowerRemodelAs always, we home the new homeowners enjoy the look of this bathroom as much as we did. We will definitely be using this design inspiration for our future homes.

Jamie & Morgan Molitor are Home Renovation & Style Bloggers. Here we share our at Home Renovations, Remodels, DIY Projects, and Home Decor. Jamie is a MN carpenter that has been in the home remodeling and construction business for a little over 10 years, specializing in custom cabinetry. If you have a project or home renovation that could use Jamie & Morgan's touch feel free to reach out!Get in touch

37 thoughts on “Andover Guest Bathroom Remodel

  1. Michelle Knopp

    Looks fantastic. We completely gutted and remodeled our old craftsman house built in 1919. My favorite project was tiling around the bathtub. It’s amazing how big of a difference this made in our home. I love what you did in this bathroom.

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  2. Becky

    Great job on the nook! You’ll be so glad you didn’t forego that extra detail. We have one in our main bathroom and it was well worth the extra effort.

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  3. Nicole Beard

    Wow, you all did a fantastic job! I love the colors, much better than Mickey! ;) We have an all tile bathroom (yuck) and really need to figure out what to do with it! Then again much of our house needs some overhaul. One thing at a time though. Thanks for sharing your remodel!

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  4. Natalie

    Wow this looks stunning! Who doesn’t love mickey? haha.. Our bathroom is a hot mess, they have flower stickers around the jetted garden bath, it’s all out dated bad.

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    1. Morgan Molitor

      Haha, Thanks Natalie!! Sounds Beautiful ;) !! Jamie and I were just talking about how funny it is that those types of styles were once in style. We were thinking…I wonder in how many years it will be until what we are spending so much time and money on fixing will be considered “ugly” and outdated?? :) Funny to think about!!

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  5. Nickida

    This looks amazing, you did a great job. I love the shower. I love Mickey too but I see why you could replace him this one is so much more classy and beautiful.

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  6. Nancherrow

    You did a beautiful job on your bath! I kept looking at the old wallpaper boarder and singing, “Hey Mickey! You’re so fine you blow my mind! Hey Mickey!” Because I’m a dork like that. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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