Preparing for a Bathroom Renovation is a timely process. Knowing what products you want is the first step and with PURPLE Drywall you will be left with amazing results! This post is sponsored by National Gypsum as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
We are nearing the one year mark for living in this house. At times it feels like we haven’t made any progress, however when I look back over all the renovations we’ve completed I’m reminded how much we have actually accomplished.
So far we’ve renovated a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and a kitchenette. We’ve also refinished most of the hardwood floors and painted all the walls and trim on the 2nd level. The house has been converted from a duplex back to a single family home. We had our entire exterior roofed and sided, and had all the windows replaced. Then just recently we had our front yard sodded and backyard seeded. Whew!! But we can’t slow down yet because there’s still a ton of work to do! Next up on our list is one of our upstairs bathrooms. I’m going to call this our “Master Bathroom”. In all reality it’s the biggest bathroom in the house and it’s closest to the largest bedroom. We prefer to be on the main level so we use the bedroom downstairs and the black and white industrial bathroom as ours, but that’s just personal preference.
Master Bathroom Design Plans
When we first moved in to this house we rented a dumpster and immediately demoed a few spaces because they were just SO BAD. This bathroom was very high on that list. I can’t even begin to describe the nastiness we encountered. So we tore most everything out and just stapled some plastic over the hole in the hallway wall until we were ready to tackle this space. We clearly have more demo to do though. Here’s a look at how it was when we moved in, and what it looks like today in its partially demo’d state.
As far as what we plan to do to this space here’s a full list:
- Extend closet that is at the end of the bathtub. Creating a full size closet for the bedroom adjacent to this bathroom.
- Build out hallway wall and frame new door opening.
- Convert bathtub to stand up shower.
- Re-route plumbing for shower to make sense with the space.
- Install PURPLE XP® Drywall.
- Add new tile flooring.
- Install tile in stand up shower with new fixtures.
- Add New Toilet.
- Install new vanity & add storage.
- Install shower door.
- And anything else that presents itself.
One of the most exciting things for me is adding the closet into my son’s room (The adjacent room I mentioned above). They basically closed it off and his closet was an access panel to the plumbing. But since all this will be getting re-worked it’s going to make everything more functional!
Adding Moisture, Mold and Mildew Resistant PURPLE Drywall
Since we’ve already completed quite a bit of the demo let’s dive into the PURPLE XP® Drywall. When I was presented with the opportunity to work with National Gypsum I did a lot of research. I had definitely heard of the brand but I never used it personally and wanted to make sure that it was something I wanted in my home. My research left me feeling very confident and intrigued by this product. I never share products with you guys that I wouldn’t personally use and suggest to my closest friends and family so rest assured that this is a quality product.
I actually got to listen to one of the employees at National Gypsum give a presentation on all their products and this further confirmed why this product will be such a great addition to our home! PURPLE high-performance drywall is not regular drywall. It’s resistant to moisture, mold and mildew, and can even help in some other problems you might face in your home. PURPLE has products that can help with water, sound, everyday abuse and major impact, making sure you have the best walls you can have! Having solid walls that will stand the test of time is a major step in any renovation project!
Because PURPLE XP resists moisture, mold and mildew it’s the perfect fit for our bathroom. We live in an older home so making sure to keep everything as dry as possible is a high priority. We will also be using the PermaBase® Cement Board for our stand up shower!
Luckily PURPLE drywall is available nationwide from independent dealers and several known home improvement stores. If you’re interested in purchasing PURPLE drywall for yourself visit askforpurple.com/where-to-buy to find the location nearest you! They also provide a materials calculator so you can create a shopping list to avoid multiple trips to the store!
Planning a Bathroom Remodel
Planning a bathroom renovation can be a daunting task because there’s certain things that have to be done in a certain order to prevent extra work. I’ll be walking you through this whole process, so make sure and stay tuned by following me on Instagram or subscribe to my emails so you don’t miss out on all the behind the scenes peeks at the whole bathroom renovations process. If you’re planning one soon it might be nice to watch us work through all the decisions first so you can just get going! ; )
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