CREATING A NEW MASTER BATHROOM CAN BE A LUXURIOUS EXPERIENCE
There are many options to make this happen. They can involve having the water come from multiple points at the same time. They can also involve aroma therapy or chroma therapy in the bathtub itself. There are also many different bathtub styles. In this case, we had a 55″ wide bathroom which means that the standard 60″ tub either needs to be fit into the wall or sized down. This client wanted a deep tub and wanted the 60″.
HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A BATHROOM INSTALLATION
begins with a drawing and materials selection
SELECTING THE MATERIALS
In this case, the client chose a ultra bain bathtub, traditional cabinets with a furniture look, crystal white tile from Porcelanosa, Little Satch Glass Mosaic tile for the back wall, Rohl Cisal Faucets combined with an LED shower head from Porcelanosa, a new wet rated downlight over the shower, and a crystal chandelier over the vanity.
GUT THE BATHROOM DOWN TO THE STUDS
We removed the walls down to the studs in order to put up new ensure an excellent tiling job and to ensure that the bathroom walls would be square. It is especially important to create square corners so that the tile will lay on a flat surface especially if you want a straight corner. In this bathroom, we also replaced the branch plumbing. The drain for the tub is located in the same direction as the old tub. However, we used 3/4″ piping in the shower so that the client can use a 3 way diverter shower, hand shower, and tub system. For clients who want the pull out all the bells and whistles, 3/4″ piping allows a client to use more than one water function at the same time. For even higher end showers, a client may want the client to be washed from the side walls as well as the rain shower above and hand shower.
On the other side of the bathroom where there is an entrance, notice that there are wires exposed by the Electrical Panel Box
Preparing the walls for installing the tile and bathtub
Setting up the plumbing rough
After the plumbing rough is set, the plumber installs the Origami Ultra Bain Bathtub making sure that the tub is level in both directions.
Now that the plumbing rough, electrical rough and, bathtub are set, the carpenters prepare the wall and floor for tile.
Notice the laticrete flooring material to ensure waterproofing the wet space.
Tiling all wall and floor in the bathroom
Notice the plumbing rough and electrical rough are complete.
Installing the bathroom cabinet next
Installing the countertop next
In this case, the client had these two as the final countertop choices and chose the darker one over the lighter one. I preferred the lighter one but the client preferred the darker one. So,we installed the darker stone instead.
Installing the Kohler toilet, Kathryn Sink by Kohler, the Rohl Faucets and LED shower head next.
Installing the frameless glass shower door and frosted glass window pane next.
Installing the electrical finishes next
ADDING MOLDING, PAINT AND AN EXISTING DOOR WITH NEW HARDWARE BACK ON ITS HINGES
INSTALLING THE MIRROR, TOWEL BAR AND OTHER EXTRAS THAT THE CLIENT WANTED AT THE LAST MOMENT LAST TO CREATE A COMPLETED BATHROOM
We installed Little Satch Mosaic Glass tile on the accent wall with the window. We installed an ultra bain origami bath tub with Rohl Cisal Faucets. The tile on the side walls is from Porcelanosa (12″x24″). Since this bathroom is not even 60″ wide, we had to carve the tub into the wall in order to make it fit. We also installed frosted glass in the window as well as new frameless shower glass. The LED shower head is from Porcelanosa. The cabinets are stained an Ebony color and are the same brand as the cabinets in the kitchen. The client wanted as much storage space as possible and wanted this dark countertop even though I think that a lighter countertop White Fantasy would be ideal. The window sill is also in black stone. We installed a new downlight in the shower and a crystal chandelier over the vanity.
HALF BATH PROJECT PROCESS
JUST IMAGINE PUTTING A HALF BATHROOM IN CLOSET?
FIRST STEP IS TO DEMO THE CLOSET SO THAT A 30″ WIDE x 66″ LONG BATHROOM CAN FIT
BEFORE THE CLOSET WAS DEMOLISHED
SHOWING THE SMALL SIZE OF THE BEDROOM OUTSIDE OF THIS TINY BATHROOM
SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE AFTER PHOTOS
SEE MORE PHOTOS OF THE INTERIOR FURTHER DOWN ON THIS PAGE
DEMOLISHING THE CLOSET DOORS AND WALLS
Examining the old lead bend and determining to put in a new one.
Half Bathroom is going into this exposed closet area
Installing a New Lead Bend for the toilet
Installing new Branch Plumbing for the sink
SEE THE ENTIRE BATHROOM FOR THE SINK OPPOSITE TO THE TOILET BELOW
INSTALLING THE WOOD FLOOR BEFORE FRAMING OUT THE HALF BATHROOM
FRAMING THE 24″ POCKET DOOR WALL
INSTALLING THE CABINET, SINK AND TOILET
INSTALLING THE HIGH MOLDING AND SANDING AND PAINTING
INSTALLING THE MIRROR AND TOWEL BARS
AFTER PHOTOS SHOWING THE HALF BATHROOM ENTRANCE
from the small Third bedroom using a 24″ pocket door.