We're continuing our work on the basement bathroom renovation. A complete renovation, that is. Starting…
One of the major problems we, and I’m sure a lot of you, encounter in home renovation is where to find materials for projects. Or what to do about a project that you don’t exactly know how to do yourself. This is happening now is our forever-long basement bathroom renovation. Seriously the longest reno is home improvement history.
I left a job, had a baby, am working on my Ph.D. and all that jazz. Renovations and even simple decorating projects don’t get the attention they need.
Part of the reason it’s taking years for us to makeover a small bath is because we didn’t know what to do about the shower part of the space. The toilet, floor, plank wall, lighting, and vanity were no problem. We even put up drywall ourselves.
There was a cheap and dirty shower stall there when we moved in. It was the first thing that came out once we decided to gut the room. After we framed out the room, the shower area has come out to be a non-standard size. After months of thinking about how we possibly could have a shower base in there and how we could afford one, since custom sizes are a LOT of money, we decided to simply put in a small bench in the remainder of the space where a standard shower pan will fit.
Simple right? Once we decided that we were off and running again with renovations. OK walking is more like it, but next up we had to select a shower base to simplify how we put the whole thing together.
If you follow my friend Karah’s blog The Space Between and her recent bathroom reno, she did a whole DIY shower pan, which looks muy complicado for me. Even if I am a do-it-myselfer. She is a DIY rock star and can do that kind of stuff.
Since this bathroom of ours is taking forever as it was, we wanted a simple solution to how to create a shower floor.
Enter Build.com. They contacted me about working with them on a project of mine and I knew it was a perfect fit. I decided to see if they had shower pans and sure enough, we got to pick out exactly what we needed without any trouble finding it.
Knowing this is a sponsored post by them and they haven’t told me what to say (I have to tell you this in full disclosure), the existence of Build.com is an amazing find as a homeowner and do it yourselfer. It’s like all of your home improvement stores combined into one site, plus the convenience of delivery too.
I got to search their site, which was very easy to do. You can look through their categories such as Hardware, Home Decor or Kitchen and they have all the products for that category within. My husband designs websites for a living and I have to say theirs is a well designed site.
Here is the bathroom area.
We got to search by shower base brand, size, type , etc. and decided on a Tile Redi shower base with one curb (since that’s what we need in our space) and we want to tile the floor of the shower and not just have a pre-fabricated shower base.
Picture it covered with pretty river rock tile.
Once we put this in we can then have a bench and tile that too, to take up the non-standard size of the base of the shower area in the room. A huge bonus of shopping on Build.com is that each product comes with a specs sheet and installation instructions. This is great for a product like a shower base, something you don’t install too often obviously, and still want to put in yourself.
One thing I noticed on their site, and I love this with companies these days, is there is a help section and live chat. How many times have you wanted to just quickly ask someone at a company a quick question? You can do that with them and I like the feature.
Now that we have the shower base in, we can get on with finishing the forever-long renovation, thank goodness! Dan is sick of me bugging him about it 🙂
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Find Build.com online and on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram. I hope you find them to be a great resource for your home!
Disclosure: I was provided with a credit on Build.com and purchased an item on their site for my home. I was not told what to say about their company and only write about products that I believe are beneficial to my readers.