Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge – Week 5

Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge – Week 5 

It’s week 5 my friends! So close that I can taste it aka take a shower in it! We had a little bit of a slow week. We got a lot done but it doesn’t look like it. It’s like getting a heaping mound of spaghetti for dinner and you eat until you’re full but it looks like you haven’t even made a dent in the plate. Yep you all know what I’m talking about.

Since last week, we put in the new insulation behind the shower and got the tub out of our dining room and up the steps into the bathroom. That things was heavy!!!!!!


Jeremy surprised me by putting recessed lights and a new exhaust fan in. (I didn’t even ask?)  And guess what?! The fan has a built in blue tooth radio guys. I know right! I’m not even kidding. This is like the next best thing to sliced bread. You turn the light switch on and the fan and the music come on automatically. Mind. Blown! I must live under a rock or something because I think this a fantastic little device.


Moving on. The tub fit perfectly in its new spot. I had to special order flat black parts for the tub because I just HAD to have flat black. Not oil rubbed bronze which looks almost black at the right angle but flat freakin’ black. Amazon Prime to the rescue for these puppies.

I did a lot of research on waterproofing the tube surround and by a lot of research I mean I think I watched every you tube tutorial and read every forum out there on this topic. I am now a self-proclaimed shower water proofer, if thats such a thing.

I ended up going with the schluter Kerdi board. (The orange board seen in the photos)  This stuff is amazing. It’s an extruded polystrene foam panel (which means its super light unlike typical backer board) and it’s reinforced on both sides. It has lines on it already so when you cut it with a blade you get super straight cuts. We put this up in a half hour. It was so simple!! I had to buy it from a dealer in our local area which I found on the Schluter dealer website.

They also have these fancy schluter pre fab shower niches which are all ready to install in between your 2 x 4’s .


We have to move out shower piping over so that we can recess the shower niche directly under the shower head.  Here’s before we moved the pipe.


Here’s after we moved the lines.


And now the niche fits in perfectly!


Next on this list is sealing all our seams in the shower and then onto the tiling! Things are going to go super fast from here on out just in time to reveal the finished bathroom next week. I CANNOT wait!!!!!!

Remember it’s the second week you can vote for your favorite design. Head on over to the Jeffrey Court website to vote here.

Until next week, Happy Voting and have a great one!!

Amy Geib