Wow, what a year for renovations. We moved into our house in November of 1985. I have previously posted about the kitchen and Home Theatre renos. Now, I am proud to show you our latest:
Guest Room Ensuite Renovation
Our daughter's bedroom was originally equipped with a bath, toilet, and vanity. Pretty good for a teenager, but it was looking pretty dated.
So, friend and contractor Rodney ripped out the old stuff and made the space ready for the bathroom renovator.
Here you can see the "Infinity Drain" that runs where the front edge of the bathtub used to be. There is no need for a threshold you would need to step over to walk into the shower stall. Since we have two other bathtubs (at least for now...), there is no need for a tub in the Guest Room.
And, the shower plumbing roughin is shown here. We opted for a pretty simple set of high quality plumbing fixtures, which you will see later.
Schluter is a company that is known for its shower stall waterproofing products. They make a dandy wall niche for soap and shampoo items.
And, the product is installed on the walls and floor throughout.
So, now we can see the tiles being installed.
Marek is a perfectionist. He conferred with Dianne to ensure the tiles would be arranged the way she wanted (very intelligent, not his first tiling job) and got right to work.
Notice the Schluter orange membrane on the floor outside the shower stall where he is working.
There is a short entrance hallway into the Ensuite, and Marek continued to work his way out of the room, tiling as he went. Otherwise, he would have had to stay over I guess...
When the tiling was done and cement set up, Rodney was back to put in the vanity, then being the smart fellow he is, he was off to winter in Florida. The next day, I installed the upper cabinet. It was not nearly as hard as expected. I cut holes in the drywall, screwed in substantial pieces of plywood, and mounted the cabinet to the plywood for a secure attachment.
At that point, the shower stall looked like this. It needed a glass enclosure. We had looked at a number of solutions, some pretty fancy but excellent quality sliding panels suspended from a rail, for example, but decided to go with fixed panels and a hinged door.
So, it looks like above...
And like this ...
And like this ...
So, when my Wet Coast friend Bob rides in for his next visit, he should enjoy our latest reno. And, it's likely several other fiends will enjoy this as well.
Dianne does have plans for those other two bathrooms...