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A Fast Bathroom Remodel–On Camera!

November 16, 2017  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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A month ago, we got a call from Lowe’s that they would like to revamp the how-to videos on their YouTube channel. And by “revamp”, they really mean–make them less showy. Isn’t that funny? Awhile ago, they invested in a production company, actors, the works (!!!) to film tutorials on how to do basic bathroom projects like: install a vanity, mirror and lighting, lay floor tile, and install a tub with fiberglass surround. They have since realized people prefer watching real people work out the problems and DIY these kinds of projects. You’ll never guess who they want their real people to be now? That’s right–us!

So they asked if there was a bathroom we could renovate (in the next month!) and film how to do those basic things. While we have our own master bathroom on the agenda, we decided against a tub, and they really needed a video to show how to install a tub with surround. Luckily, our friends (Preston and Corine) opened up their home to us, were 100% on board with the requirements and even gave us free design reign over the other aspects–although we absolutely had them okay everything. Here’s their bathroom before:

I whipped up a design plan in a week, got everything approved and ordered and we started last Saturday and will finish this Friday! I’ve been documenting the process on my Instagram Stories all week (it’s REALLY coming together now!), but here’s a sneak peek at where we’re headed!:

Sources: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14

The finished videos will live on Lowe’s’s YouTube channel, but we’ll absolutely have a big reveal here and make sure you know when the videos are up! Until then, definitely follow along on Stories right here! We should be installing the vertical paneling today! I just love a quick turn-around project.

Ps. I definitely googled the possessive form of Lowe’s–crazy!

What do you think?

  1. Kirin says:

    Can you link to the tub and surround you chose? Thanks!

  2. Doriane says:

    Where can I see the final reveal?

  3. Maria says:

    We just put that sink faucet in our half bath, and it is BEAUTIFUL. I love it!

  4. lisa says:

    Can you direct the removed fixtures/cabinets to Habitat and let us know you have? Or make them available free to someone? Maybe a landlord trying to update a rental on a dime. I do love your design aesthetic and see why many items need to be replaced, and we do lots of renos ourselves, but I always feel bad about things of decent quality and condition, getting removed.

  5. KatieV says:

    LOL I was also intrigued about how I would write the possessive of Lowe’s. Honestly, I think I would have rearranged my sentence to avoid dealing with it. ;) I’ve been watching on your stories and loving it. I think my favorite part was Chris rave dancing on the first day.

  6. Bonita says:

    Love this! Excited for them and you all! Love the design choices you have chosen.

  7. Jessica says:

    I’m following on your insta stories but also Preston’s (how many, how many, how many!!!!). The tile is my favourite element so far! Look forward final reveal.

  8. This is so exciting! I’ve been loving following along on Stories in the meantime. :)

  9. Crystal says:

    I keep thinking about all the skills you guys have acquired over the years!! How awesome that you can go in and re-do a friend’s bathroom in such a short time frame! The gift of home equity is amazing. Keep up the good work and I can’t wait to see everything.

  10. Rachel says:

    Do you have a link for the tub and surround you plan to use?
    Ps still working on night sleep / sleep trying over here sorry if I’m just too tired too see something so obviously in front of me if it is there and I just don’t see it.

  11. Maya says:

    (Actually– already enjoying following along on Instagram. Looking forward to seeing it come together :) )

  12. Maya says:

    Such a great plan!! Looking forward to following along

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