Bathroom Remodel

Pre-Demolition Pre-Demolition Pre-Demolition

This is a typical Bathroom_Remodel I have done in the past. The biggest problems with this bathroom were the water damage behind the toilet, wall treatment and the rusty bathtub. It looked as if someone made there own wallpaper by giving it some texture and then painting over the paper; a look the homeowners hated.

Demolition Demolition Old Bath Fixture

Demolition was pretty straightforward. Everything but the ceiling was removed. Working with another person demo only took 4 hours to complete.

Modified Drain Assembly New Tub New Tub

The drain for the sink had to be relocated due to the spatial constraints of the new vanity. Preparing the drain for the tub took a full days work because of the poor installation technique of the original homebuilder. There should be a cavity large enough for the entire tub P-trap just in case it needs to be serviced in the future. A new shower fixture was installed which usually means relocating the wood mounting base.

New Drywall New Drywall New Drywall

Before any drywall went up I installed wood backer boards for cabinets to attach to. It is nearly impossible to get a cabinet securely fastened to drywall alone or metal studs construction. It is a lot easier to install anything to the wall when screwing into wood, just remember to take note where the wood is before installing the drywall.

New Drywall New Drywall Primed Walls

It is important to remember to give the drywall sill under the window a slight pitch away from the window itself. You do not want water collecting around the windowsill after it is tiled. I will never understand why builders always put the showerhead too low. I've been in hotels where I had to scrunch down to shower and I'm only 6' tall. Do yourself a favor and add a little height to your showerhead if you desire.

New Toilet Flange Tiled Floor Finished Bath

The new vanity was larger than the old therefore an offset toilet flange was the best option to center the toilet between the vanity and the bathtub. I always tile under the vanity; the added cost is negligible and there is a better chance of not having to shim the cabinet a great deal than if I were to not tile to the wall.

Finished Bath Finished Bath

If using a shower curtain look into one of those curved units you see in hotels. It doesn't seem that it would give you that much space, but it really does.