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Bathroom remodel


Smokeater
Smokeater
Smokeater
Smokeater

I began my project when my room mate moved out. I was cleaning my bathroom when I noticed the shower wall in my guest bathroom was soft. I pressed on the wall and my hand went right through it!
Having first baby on the way I needed to get it done quickly. I started right away. I have never tackled a project of this size or complexity. I was nervous but did plenty of research online.
Demo began and quickly I found my other problems. The tub was cracked and more soft spots so I decided to remodel the whole bathroom. My ryobi sawzall did most of the work. I cut out the existing window and blocked in the hole. ( this is where most of my leak was coming from)
Construction began and was slow moving due to my skill set but DIY forums helped me along the way. I mounted the new tub and replaced the drywall (that had been used on the shower walls) with concrete board. I installed a 6x6 column on the back was to hide shampoo, soap, and kids toys from being seen when entering the bathroom.
I have tiled many rooms before but this was by far the hardest. I used 6x24" tiles for the shower and the floor. They were hard to cut and even harder to level.
I bought a new vanity and counter top and installed led can lighting. New faucets were installed and I even put in a Bluetooth fart fan.
In the end I am extremely satisfied with how it came out. There were a lot of hurdles but the online community helped me through them. It was a lot more work than I anticipated but everyone that sees the bathroom loves it. I bought many ryobi tools along the way. It seemed like every time I went to Home Depot for material there was another tool I HAD to have to complete the project. Your tools made this project bearable. To date I currently own about 12 ryobi tools and will be adding to my collection. I will be a customer for life.

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  • This is an amazing upgrade! You really knocked this project out of the park. It doesn't even look like the same space! Thanks for including the in-progress pics, too- they really help give a sense of the magnitude of the undertaking. Amazing!
    By RYOBI Nation, on December 14, 2016

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Bathroom remodel

by Smokeater
Dec 13, 2016

I began my project when my room mate moved out. I was cleaning my bathroom when I noticed the shower wall in my guest bathroom was soft. I pressed on the wall and my hand went right through it! Having first baby on the way I needed to get it done quickly. I started right away. I have never tackled a project of this size or complexity. I was nervous but did plenty of research online. Demo began and quickly I found my other problems. The tub was cracked and more soft spots so I decided to remodel the whole bathroom. My ryobi sawzall did most of the work. I cut out the existing window and blocked in the hole. ( this is where most of my leak was coming from) Construction began and was slow moving due to my skill set but DIY forums helped me along the way. I mounted the new tub and replaced the drywall (that had been used on the shower walls) with concrete board. I installed a 6x6 column on the back was to hide shampoo, soap, and kids toys from being seen when entering the bathroom. I have tiled many rooms before but this was by far the hardest. I used 6x24" tiles for the shower and the floor. They were hard to cut and even harder to level. I bought a new vanity and counter top and installed led can lighting. New faucets were installed and I even put in a Bluetooth fart fan. In the end I am extremely satisfied with how it came out. There were a lot of hurdles but the online community helped me through them. It was a lot more work than I anticipated but everyone that sees the bathroom loves it. I bought many ryobi tools along the way. It seemed like every time I went to Home Depot for material there was another tool I HAD to have to complete the project. Your tools made this project bearable. To date I currently own about 12 ryobi tools and will be adding to my collection. I will be a customer for life.