Lake House Bathroom: Almost Finished!

Lake House Bathroom: Almost Finished!

This past weekend, I made a huge push to get the lake house bathroom close to done. I’m getting minor surgery to fix a hernia next week, and will be out of commission for several weeks after that, so I wanted to get the majority of the work for this project done. I finished painting, finished trim work, cleaned the old tile and installed new tile, installed a toilet, a vanity and sink, and new mirror, along with cabinetry, outlet covers, and several other things.

The painting took several days while waiting for various coats to dry, but came out looking really nice.

For the tiled floor, I was able to preserve and incorporate most of the original tile, which I think ties the bathroom back to the rest of the house. I had to install a border between the old tile and the shower though, and went with a strip of much smaller, patterned tile that ended up providing a really cool, attention grabbing effect.

At this point, most of the heavy construction was done so I was able to start clearing out tools from the job site.

Yesterday, I installed the sink fixtures and also installed the mirror.

I’m really happy with how the vanity, sink, cabinetry, mirror, and fixtures all combine to form a cohesive look! All that is left now is the shower door and above the mirror lighting, which has been ordered and will hopefully be installed this weekend.

This has been an incredibly fun project… It will be awesome to put all of the lake house remodeling to use this summer!

Jon Hardin


By day, Jon is the CEO of a software company. Outside of work, Jon is an avid home improvement enthusiast who enjoys a wide variety of renovation, landscaping, and other projects.

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