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Hack 01-09-2008 04:21 PM

"Master" bath remodel.
 
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I've been posting in other sections based on what I don't know, but I thought I'd start a thread here about my upstairs bathroom remodel.

The house is old (for CA) and there is no Master Bath. There are three bedrooms upstairs that share one bathroom. For a family with children, this would probably be a problem, but we don't have any, so it's not really an issue...except that it's been demolished for the last two months and the wife wants her bathroom back!!!

Here are a few before pictures. This was a pretty simple bathroom. Big Box single vanity, tile floor, shallow short tub with tile surround. We didn't think it fit with the old house, so we decided up remodel.


Hack 01-09-2008 04:21 PM

"Master" bath remodel.
 
4 Attachment(s)

I've been posting in other sections based on what I don't know, but I thought I'd start a thread here about my upstairs bathroom remodel.

The house is old (for CA) and there is no Master Bath. There are three bedrooms upstairs that share one bathroom. For a family with children, this would probably be a problem, but we don't have any, so it's not really an issue...except that it's been demolished for the last two months and the wife wants her bathroom back!!!

Here are a few before pictures. This was a pretty simple bathroom. Big Box single vanity, tile floor, shallow short tub with tile surround. We didn't think it fit with the old house, so we decided up remodel.


Hack 01-09-2008 04:21 PM

"Master" bath remodel.
 
4 Attachment(s)

I've been posting in other sections based on what I don't know, but I thought I'd start a thread here about my upstairs bathroom remodel.

The house is old (for CA) and there is no Master Bath. There are three bedrooms upstairs that share one bathroom. For a family with children, this would probably be a problem, but we don't have any, so it's not really an issue...except that it's been demolished for the last two months and the wife wants her bathroom back!!!

Here are a few before pictures. This was a pretty simple bathroom. Big Box single vanity, tile floor, shallow short tub with tile surround. We didn't think it fit with the old house, so we decided up remodel.


Hack 01-09-2008 04:21 PM

"Master" bath remodel.
 
4 Attachment(s)

I've been posting in other sections based on what I don't know, but I thought I'd start a thread here about my upstairs bathroom remodel.

The house is old (for CA) and there is no Master Bath. There are three bedrooms upstairs that share one bathroom. For a family with children, this would probably be a problem, but we don't have any, so it's not really an issue...except that it's been demolished for the last two months and the wife wants her bathroom back!!!

Here are a few before pictures. This was a pretty simple bathroom. Big Box single vanity, tile floor, shallow short tub with tile surround. We didn't think it fit with the old house, so we decided up remodel.


Hack 01-09-2008 04:29 PM

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With the decision to reno', we had to decide if we were going to pull permits or not. It's basically a remove/replace, but with subtle changes to the plumbing and electrical. We've got a "difficult" neighbor, so we decided to take the high road and ask the City. Of course they said we needed permits... No big deal. I sketched up the plan, my wife walked it down to the planning dept. and got the permits on the spot.

We started demo the day after we had a family dinner (Nov. 3). Because this is an old house, and this bath was added after the home was built (it was a closet originally), we didn't know what we would find behind the walls or under the floor.

We decided that the boxed in corners needed to be opened up to make the room appear larger than it is. When we broke through the wall on one side, it was clear that there were shelves in there at one time, and there were actually still items on the shelves!


Hack 01-09-2008 04:29 PM

4 Attachment(s)

With the decision to reno', we had to decide if we were going to pull permits or not. It's basically a remove/replace, but with subtle changes to the plumbing and electrical. We've got a "difficult" neighbor, so we decided to take the high road and ask the City. Of course they said we needed permits... No big deal. I sketched up the plan, my wife walked it down to the planning dept. and got the permits on the spot.

We started demo the day after we had a family dinner (Nov. 3). Because this is an old house, and this bath was added after the home was built (it was a closet originally), we didn't know what we would find behind the walls or under the floor.

We decided that the boxed in corners needed to be opened up to make the room appear larger than it is. When we broke through the wall on one side, it was clear that there were shelves in there at one time, and there were actually still items on the shelves!


Hack 01-09-2008 04:29 PM

4 Attachment(s)

With the decision to reno', we had to decide if we were going to pull permits or not. It's basically a remove/replace, but with subtle changes to the plumbing and electrical. We've got a "difficult" neighbor, so we decided to take the high road and ask the City. Of course they said we needed permits... No big deal. I sketched up the plan, my wife walked it down to the planning dept. and got the permits on the spot.

We started demo the day after we had a family dinner (Nov. 3). Because this is an old house, and this bath was added after the home was built (it was a closet originally), we didn't know what we would find behind the walls or under the floor.

We decided that the boxed in corners needed to be opened up to make the room appear larger than it is. When we broke through the wall on one side, it was clear that there were shelves in there at one time, and there were actually still items on the shelves!


Hack 01-09-2008 04:29 PM

4 Attachment(s)

With the decision to reno', we had to decide if we were going to pull permits or not. It's basically a remove/replace, but with subtle changes to the plumbing and electrical. We've got a "difficult" neighbor, so we decided to take the high road and ask the City. Of course they said we needed permits... No big deal. I sketched up the plan, my wife walked it down to the planning dept. and got the permits on the spot.

We started demo the day after we had a family dinner (Nov. 3). Because this is an old house, and this bath was added after the home was built (it was a closet originally), we didn't know what we would find behind the walls or under the floor.

We decided that the boxed in corners needed to be opened up to make the room appear larger than it is. When we broke through the wall on one side, it was clear that there were shelves in there at one time, and there were actually still items on the shelves!


Hack 01-09-2008 04:32 PM

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The "new" tub is a 67" long by 24" deep Cast Iron clawfoot tub. I found it on Craigslist in a nearby town. I need to polish it inside, and it will get a fresh coat of paint on the outside (not yellow). The clawfeet aren't in the picture because they are out to the plating company getting an Oil Rubbed Bronze finish on them.
The tub weighs 300# dry. It will be about 750# full with a person in it.


Hack 01-09-2008 04:36 PM

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I built the custom vanity that will be in the bathroom. It's Philippine Mahogany with a sprayed Poly finish. Two White porcelain bowls are undermounted to a 3/4" White Carrerra Marble slab top. It's 64", 22" deep, and 36" high. Plenty of storage...



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