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Complete Bathroom Remodel

  • July 6, 2017


With only one bathroom in the house, I wanted to make it special for my wife and me.
An old tub surround faded from bright white to dull yellow. Leaking tub and toilet that ruined the floor.
Mildew on the ceiling from it being damp after taking a shower.
No place to put shampoo, soap and bath salts for the wife, I decided to do something about it.
Doing it in steps so we could still use the bathroom
I installed new wood flooring and a heating element then tile floor with a basket weave insert to make it look like a rug.
New toilet, sink and tub I started on the tile wall. Adding new shower pluming I had to find a way around a hidden copper pipe in the way. Five Niches (cut outs in the wall) added some nice touches. Going around and around on which way to install the tile, we decided to go up and down with big tiles. Then to hide the edging on the niches we used pencil trim.
Clean up of the grout was a never ending chore but it was worth it. To take care of the mildew I installed a fan with a automatic sensor, when it senses moisture it turns on and shuts off automatically too.The last thing was to install the shower doors. the project took 4 months to complete doing work at night and weekends. But we had days we couldn't work because of family coming over and going out of town.
Everyone loves the new bathroom and wants me to put one in their house. But I think my wife and I will enjoy it for awhile before tackling
another project.

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Comments (10)


  • Looks great! You did an amazing job in it!

    By LaciePete

  • Looks awesome!!! Like a trip to the spa but in your home!

    By Lindsay15


  • It looks really nice and the cutouts in the shower are awesome!

    By Rhunt0914

  • What was on the finished walls behind the toilet and the wall opposite the vanity?was it also tile?

    By The RV Guy
    • I left it dry wall Painted it to match the color of the grain in the marble tile

      By mberggren53_15828

  • If you don't mind me asking. How did you manage your bathroom needs with your only bathroom being out for 4 months? Thanks!

    By duffman

  • I did it in steps, fixed the floor first, took off and put on the toilet over 20 times as needed. (had a silicone ring for the toilet) Then took out the tub, washed our hair in the kitchen sink sponge bathes for a couple of days. Got the new tub in and took baths until I got all the tiles on the walls. The longest time was doing backer boards, niches and the tiles on the walls. Put in the vanity and sink and all the trim work. The first shower was heavenly! So if you want to tackle yours, do it in steps. Hope this answered your question.

    By mberggren53_15828

  • This is really an impressive project. Love the photos illustrating the entire process! You make it look so easy, but I know this is a tremendous undertaking. How did you go about conceiving the design?

    By Steve9078

  • We researched price, look, function and many trips to Home Depot to look at tile. Looking at pictures, magazines and on line we got the basic idea. We tested the look of different tiles in the bathroom and decided on what looked the best for the size and color in the bathroom. After all that we came up with a plan on what we liked. Bought most of the products to do the job but still made changes on the way. Thank you for the interest in my project

    By mberggren53_15828

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