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The dream master remodel

  • November 27, 2017

mileshigh
mileshigh
mileshigh
mileshigh

We bought our first house and after the first year the shower pan started leaking. We paid a "professional" to replace the pan and then in another year it was leaking again but this time with mold. My wife and I decided that we were tired of the builder bathroom at that point. A full remodel was the best option. I had been handy thanks to my dad teaching my growing up, so I decided to tackle this project myself. The only power tools I currently own are Ryobi. I also purchased a Ryobi tile saw for the 12x24 tiles. Currently I work full time, attend night school for my masters and have a 2-year-old son so time working on everything was limited to weekends and some evening. I watched a lot of videos and read a lot of forums to correctly build the bathroom. We figured we were saving enough money by doing it ourselves that we designed the shower to be a vapor proof steam shower and added heated floors. This was my first remodel and it was challenging to say the least. I prided myself on how square my construction and was shocked how not square the builders work was. I was also paranoid and performed a shower pan 72hr water test 3 times! This is our dream bathroom and when we showed friends the final project they all give the same reaction "you built that?" to which my wife says quickly "YES!!" Every time I walk into our master bathroom I stop and stare for just a second because I can’t believe how well everything turned out. While everyday wasn’t the most fun I look forward to the next project and hopefully I can start teaching my son to be a doer too.

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  • Very cool 👍🏼
    By Nickyj_24, on December 4, 2017

  • This is definitely a project to be proud of! We can't wait to see what project you tackle next!
    By RYOBI NATION, on December 12, 2017

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The dream master remodel

by mileshigh
Nov 27, 2017
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We bought our first house and after the first year the shower pan started leaking. We paid a "professional" to replace the pan and then in another year it was leaking again but this time with mold. My wife and I decided that we were tired of the builder bathroom at that point. A full remodel was the best option. I had been handy thanks to my dad teaching my growing up, so I decided to tackle this project myself. The only power tools I currently own are Ryobi. I also purchased a Ryobi tile saw for the 12x24 tiles. Currently I work full time, attend night school for my masters and have a 2-year-old son so time working on everything was limited to weekends and some evening. I watched a lot of videos and read a lot of forums to correctly build the bathroom. We figured we were saving enough money by doing it ourselves that we designed the shower to be a vapor proof steam shower and added heated floors. This was my first remodel and it was challenging to say the least. I prided myself on how square my construction and was shocked how not square the builders work was. I was also paranoid and performed a shower pan 72hr water test 3 times! This is our dream bathroom and when we showed friends the final project they all give the same reaction "you built that?" to which my wife says quickly "YES!!" Every time I walk into our master bathroom I stop and stare for just a second because I can’t believe how well everything turned out. While everyday wasn’t the most fun I look forward to the next project and hopefully I can start teaching my son to be a doer too.