We have been remodeling our bathroom upstairs and it is basically all finished! We are really loving the changes and the larger vanity. I will be sharing the full reveal on April 10th (wish it was sooner! I am sharing the reveal with Wayfair over on their Instagram account and they pushed the date back). Had to share a sneak peek today and answer one of the most asked questions about the AZEK product we used to get the Shiplap look. AZEK is a composite material. Our contractor suggested this product. I was on the fence because it is more labor intensive. In the end AZEK will look better and last longer than wood in a bathroom.
- Designed to resist moisture and insects
- Designed for bay windows, dormers, soffit and other trim….and bathrooms!
- Maintains appearance through all types of weather
- It can come in different sizes
Sources- Mirror // Towels // Wood Hooks
- AZEK 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. (PVC Board that you have to cut down to the size you want) I found it online HERE at Home Depot
- Nail Gun
- Table Saw
- Acrylic Paint with Primer included (we used Simply White from Benjamin Moore in a Satin)
MEASURE– Measure your wall then decide on the height for each board so it is even all the way. We cut each piece board 4 1/2″ H. The top board is slightly smaller.
SPACE– between each board we used a nickel to separate each board, keep that in mind when deciding on the height of each board.
- Cut each piece to the height you want. Best way to cut each piece of AZEK is with a Circular Saw designed to cut wood.
- Then sand all the edges. Our contractor wrapped sand paper around a ruler and quickly sanded each piece of AZEK after it was cut.
- Install each piece of cut AZEK with a nail gun, basically install AZEK like you would Shiplap (make sure to put a nickel between each board before nailing each piece in).
- Fill nail holes with Spackle (we did not sand after, just wiped the excess off with a rag after the spackle dried).
- Wipe down the Azek before painting.
- Paint- we used a paint brush, but after it dried you can not see brush strokes, so I recommend rolling it on for a faster application.
COST– Our wall is 86″ H x 8′ wide, we needed two sheets of AZEK, that are about $80 each. The most expensive part was the labor. We did hire it out (Kevin travels a lot right now) I asked my contractor how much it cost to just install the AZEK he said $1200-$2000 depending on the wall and if there are hard cuts. Our wall was pretty basic so maybe closer to $1200 (he wasn’t specific). I think is more than it should have been?? But he was doing the plumbing, door and everything. I have another handyman (*who is licensed) and based off of what he normally charges it would have been about $700-$800 (make sure and get two bids). Or it can EASILY be a DIY project. I would say it took them about 6-8 hours total to complete and they had two guys working on it. We also hired someone to paint the bathroom and it was well worth it, it took him about 8 hours to paint the AZEK, the entire bathroom and our two new doors.
Hopefully that answered your questions! Find our Bathroom Design Plan HERE for sources. Check back April 10th for the full reveal.
Video Clips from Instagram Stories when our contractor was cutting the AZEK