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Bathroom Renovation

  • March 5, 2015

Scoszko
Scoszko
Scoszko
Scoszko

My wife and I recently bought our first house and decided that the bathroom would be our first renovation project. We almost completely gutted the room, including removing a dividing wall between the sink and toilet. We also: removed a soffit box which allowed us to raise the ceiling height in the shower; moved and replaced the exhaust vent in the shower along with the associated electrical switch; and moved air duct out from under the sink to allow for a vanity. Our biggest surprise was when we started demoing the floor. We found seven layers of linoleum flooring stapled/nailed/glued on top of each other to get to a partially rotted subfloor that had to be replaced. The rebuild began with the tub and framing out the locations of recessed shelving (niches) inside the shower. Then the flooring was replaced with 12”x12” tiles and the shower walls with 9”x18” tiles. The three shower niches were tiled with a complimentary mosaic, and the window sill and frame are marble. All new electrical was installed for the recessed shower lights, exhaust fan and vanity light. The laundry chute was framed out to match the vanity and given a new drop down door. The window was frosted to allow natural light in while providing some privacy. The only original piece left in the bathroom is the vanity light which was refinished to match the new hardware.

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Bathroom Renovation

by Scoszko
Mar 05, 2015

My wife and I recently bought our first house and decided that the bathroom would be our first renovation project. We almost completely gutted the room, including removing a dividing wall between the sink and toilet. We also: removed a soffit box which allowed us to raise the ceiling height in the shower; moved and replaced the exhaust vent in the shower along with the associated electrical switch; and moved air duct out from under the sink to allow for a vanity. Our biggest surprise was when we started demoing the floor. We found seven layers of linoleum flooring stapled/nailed/glued on top of each other to get to a partially rotted subfloor that had to be replaced. The rebuild began with the tub and framing out the locations of recessed shelving (niches) inside the shower. Then the flooring was replaced with 12”x12” tiles and the shower walls with 9”x18” tiles. The three shower niches were tiled with a complimentary mosaic, and the window sill and frame are marble. All new electrical was installed for the recessed shower lights, exhaust fan and vanity light. The laundry chute was framed out to match the vanity and given a new drop down door. The window was frosted to allow natural light in while providing some privacy. The only original piece left in the bathroom is the vanity light which was refinished to match the new hardware.