Bathroom Demo and DIY Shower Niche Installation

Bathroom Demo and DIY Shower Niche Installation

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Our Bathroom Demo and the quick and easy DIY Shower Niche Installation video.

Hi again! If you’re keeping up with our Master Bathroom Remodel, you probably saw my last post with the before photos and design plan for our new bathroom. This time, I have the demo photos, plumbing and counter top updates, and the quick and easy DIY Shower Niche Installation Video.

You can do this DIY Shower Niche Installation in less than an hour. This video shows you how easy it is! Plus, check out the bathroom after demo, with a framed in tub and shower prepped for tile. #BathroomRemodeling #BathroomMakeover #BathroomRemodel #ShowerNiche #Remodel #AbbottsAtHome
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The contractors are gone now. They were able to get a lot of work done in about 10 days. Before they hung the Hardie Board for the shower, I got in there and framed in a new, bigger shower niche. And, this is an easy DIY, guys. Check out the video below to see just how easy it is.

Be sure to stop back soon, I’ll be sharing the DIY Plank Ceiling I’m installing in the bath, the tiling I’m working on now, and more big changes coming to the bathroom! And, check out how I built our garbage cans into our vanity cabinet doors to keep them out of site and away from little hands, or paws. 🙂

Master Bath Demo Photos and Plumbers Updates

Her Master Bathroom Demo is done. I love seeing the new framed in tub and prep work on the shower. This bathroom makeover will be beautiful! #DemoDay #BathroomDemo #HomeRemodeling BathroomReno #AbbottsAtHome
The plumbers had the bathroom completely demo’d and cleared out in a day. You can see the before photos and new plans for the bathroom in this post.
Her Master Bathroom Demo is done. I love seeing the new framed in tub and prep work on the shower. This bathroom makeover will be beautiful! #DemoDay #BathroomDemo #HomeRemodeling BathroomReno #AbbottsAtHome
The shower after demo. Luckily, we didn’t find any mold or rot. Yay!
Her Master Bathroom Demo is done. I love seeing the new framed in tub and prep work on the shower. This bathroom makeover will be beautiful! #DemoDay #BathroomDemo #HomeRemodeling BathroomReno #AbbottsAtHome
I just had to share this. Look at what you find hiding in walls sometimes. This is all the construction garbage and junk that was hiding under our bay window counters. That insulation has to be nice and fluffy to actually provide the highest amount of insulation. My husband pulled all of that junk and squished insulation out of there and replaced it with some extra he had in the attic.
Her Master Bathroom Demo is done. I love seeing the new framed in tub and prep work on the shower. This bathroom makeover will be beautiful! #DemoDay #BathroomDemo #HomeRemodeling BathroomReno #AbbottsAtHome
2 – 2×4’s are used to create the new outside rim for the shower.
Her Master Bathroom Demo is done. I love seeing the new framed in tub and prep work on the shower. This bathroom makeover will be beautiful! #DemoDay #BathroomDemo #HomeRemodeling BathroomReno #AbbottsAtHome
Here’s the 2×4 frame built for the new soaking tub in our Master Bathroom.
Her Master Bathroom Demo is done. I love seeing the new framed in tub and prep work on the shower. This bathroom makeover will be beautiful! #DemoDay #BathroomDemo #HomeRemodeling BathroomReno #AbbottsAtHome
After the Plumbers installed the new Mirabelle Soaking Tub over the counter top. Hardie Backer Board surrounds the tub and is along the wall where the tub faucet will go. I need to tile both of those places.

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ORC Master Bath Makeover Plan – 5 Week Plan Progress

  • Paint the Walls
  • Add a Plank Ceiling Feature
  • Remove and Replace Bathtub
  • Tile Bathtub
  • Remove Old Shower
  • Add a new Shower Niche
  • Tile New Shower
  • Remove and Replace Flooring
  • Replace Vanity Mirrors
  • Change Vanity Lighting
  • Change Shower Light and Fan
  • Replace Vanity and Bay Window Counter Tops
  • Paint Vanities
  • Change Vanity Hardware
  • Replace Toilet
  • Add Wainscoting to Water Closet
  • Build or Buy Main Wall Art

DIY Shower Niche Installation Tools

What you’ll need:

DIY Shower Niche Installation Video

You can do this DIY Shower Niche Installation in less than an hour. This video shows you how easy it is! Plus, check out the bathroom after demo, with a framed in tub and shower prepped for tile. #BathroomRemodeling #BathroomMakeover #BathroomRemodel #ShowerNiche #Remodel #AbbottsAtHome
The Shower Niche framed out with 2×4’s. The video shows how I did this and how I picked the size and location.
You can do this DIY Shower Niche Installation in less than an hour. This video shows you how easy it is! Plus, check out the bathroom after demo, with a framed in tub and shower prepped for tile. #BathroomRemodeling #BathroomMakeover #BathroomRemodel #ShowerNiche #Remodel #AbbottsAtHome
The new shower niche was covered in Hardie Backer Board and Red Guard for extra waterproofing.
You can do this DIY Shower Niche Installation in less than an hour. This video shows you how easy it is! Plus, check out the bathroom after demo, with a framed in tub and shower prepped for tile. #BathroomRemodeling #BathroomMakeover #BathroomRemodel #ShowerNiche #Remodel #AbbottsAtHome
You can see the shower ready for tiling now. Hardie Backer Board is up and Red Guard Waterproofing was applied at all seams, screw holes, and the niche.
Her Master Bathroom Demo is done. I love seeing the new framed in tub and prep work on the shower. This bathroom makeover will be beautiful! #DemoDay #BathroomDemo #HomeRemodeling BathroomReno #AbbottsAtHome
The plumbers placed a liner along the bottom and partially up the sides of the shower, then hung Hardie Backer Board, and poured a mud floor. 

That’s it. Come back in a few days to see the DIY plank ceiling update I’ll be adding to this Master Bathroom Makeover! 🙂


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