Bathroom renovation- Church St. Project

Bathroom renovation, before:

We’ve had a whirlwind of a summer, filled with projects, work & more work. I’m not complaining, its great to have the motivation to make shit happen in a really big way, we’re just…exhausted. The decision wrap up renovations on the Church Street Project became clear in April, and since then we have: ripped off and replaced the roof with new asphalt, added two new 4′ x 4′ skylights, removed walls to studs & finished insulating upstairs & attic, finished the bathroom renovations upstairs & finished the back entry. By August 1st- all of it, just the two of us! Since then we’ve been tackling the Amare Back Barn project, and that will continue for a while, but I wanted to update with some new finished pictures of Church St…starting with the bathroom.

upstairs bathroom before (there was nothing before so this is really a during):

bathroom wall
Building a wall in the bedroom to make a bathroom

We carved out a 7′ x 10′ space from a piece of the super-long bedroom.


packed cellulose intulation
cellulose insulation, packed out the walls to allow for 8″ dense packed cellulose. A messy but worthy affair.


nuheat floor installation, we added a Nuheat floor mat under the tile floor, because Vermont.

No bathroom renovation in the state of Vermont is complete without adding a heated floor.

bathtub & shiplap walls
bathtub & shiplap walls.

We used an old clawfoot tub from my mom’s first house in Weathersfield, Vermont. It’s been sitting in our basement for 15+ years, finally put it to use after a good scrubbing and a paint job. We had a tricky time figuring out how the legs went on, but finally realized that a square nail was needed to pin them into place. Who knew? The internet thank goodness.

Completed Bathroom, after:

renovation complete!
renovation complete!

We finished the bathroom with some aged brass & glass lamps fitted with extra large edison bulbs, shiplap walls painted a nice clean Benjamin Moore White Dove, and octagon tile from Home Depot. The tub and mirror were salvaged, the sink and base cabinet are from IKEA. Its a lovely little space overlooking the woods in the back yard, finished just in time for us to move out…!


Bathroom renovation- Church St. Project
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