One of the bathrooms in this house had only a bathtub with a half wall for the bathtub plumbing. The home owner wanted a more useful space, so she asked us to install glass blocks to create a full wall for a shower surround. The glass blocks give more light to the shower area, as well as compliment the look in the rest of the bathroom.
Since we couldn’t put the plumbing into the glass blocks, we used copper piping to plumb the shower head. We looked for something store bought that would work for this application but could not find anything, even at the specialty plumbing stores. So we got creative and made it ourselves. The best part is that the copper is going to be chromed to match the fixtures and that the place to do it is none other than the Harley Davidson dealership!
With not too much work, new tile, and a glass wall, the result is a much more functional space that is really aesthetically pleasing. Something to think about for your next project!
The glass shower stall chosen by the owners suited the clean lines and contmeporary look of the bathroom.
We were hung up a bit on finishing the shower stall because the shower doors were back ordered, and the plumber needed to make some adjustments to the drain placement to allow the pan to fit properly.
When the shower doors did arrive, we were able to finish the bathroom, and it looked like a totally different room to what was there before. Goodbye 1970s, hello 2010!
The floor tile in this bathroom was a neutral grey colour, which combined with the 8″ x 12″ white tile on the walls gives the bathroom a clean, modern look.
A heated towel rack added a bit of the luxurious to this bathroom reno. And the uncluttered modern look was continued in the pedestal sink with towel bar underneath.
Self-leveling cement was poured over the wiring of the in-floor heat system to level the floor. Then Schluter-DITRA was layed down in preparation for the tile.
Usually under tile, two layers of 5/8″ plywood subfloor is necessary for the proper rigidity to prevent cracking. Yet this would have made the bathroom floor much higher than the hallway floor. The Schluter-DITRA grid system is only 3/16″ thick and replaces one of the layers of plywood.
For a bathroom reno, putting an electrical in-floor heat system under the tile adds an extra luxurious touch. The only trick is making sure you have the sensor and thermostat installed correctly. Continue reading Electrical In-Floor Heat Wiring
The pattern on this bathtub surround was made by using a 12″ by 12″ dark brown porcelain tile rotated to create the diamond shape and surrounded by long, thin glass mosaic tiles around the edges. Continue reading Bathtub Surround – Diamond Pattern Tile
When this vanity was installed, it didn’t tie in with the rest of the bathroom until the tile backsplash was in place. The backsplash served two purposes. The first purpose was to protect the clay plaster wall behind the sink from splashing during regular use. Continue reading Sink with Tile Backsplash
Due to the house being older, the floor is quite sloped at the outer walls where we put in the bathroom. This meant that the toilet and bathtub had to be shimmed to get them level. Continue reading Basement in Edmonton – Bathroom