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