Here are some photos of a remodel I am doing on my bathroom. Unfortunately I had to demo the original shower pan (this was the original pan/base used in the Town and Country "ranchies" in Rancho Ventura). I didn't want to do it but it was so old and porous that it was causing water damage to the walls that met up with it. I decided to do a custom shower base with the help and guidance of my brother-in-law, so that I could reuse the glass shower walls. Pre-made shower pans from Lowes or Depot are not the same dimensions as this original base so I would have needed to get the glass cut to fit. As far as the remodel as a whole, I have run into a few rookie mistakes, but nothing that can't be fixed. I am learning a ton along the way and have had a blast doing it. I am almost finished... Final result photos to follow.
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Sorry Mr. Fred Woodworth.
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New drain, and membrane.
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New drywall, taped, and hardy-backer.
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application of white subway tile.
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shower pan after Red-guard application.
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unfinished piece of birch for under-mounted sink.
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white subway tile awaiting grout.
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First of six coats of poly on a custom cut piece of birch.
I finished the counter top this weekend (10 coats of poly). I like how it looks against the white subway tile! I was concerned about completely sealing/waterproofing the piece so I had the idea of using the spray-on rubber product that comes in a spray paint can to coat the bottom side of the birch. I think it will do just fine in guarding against any water penetration that could occur under the lip of the sink where it is mounted to the counter top. I will probably find a new faucet that goes better with the new counter top. Next week I plan to grout the wall tile. Hoping to be done soon.
Almost Done! All that's left is... Install flooring. Grout mosaic backsplash (I decided to be resourceful and use the leftover mosaic tile from the shower base). Tile on vertical windowsill and base between shower and cabinet. Base trim. Re-install bathroom mirror.
Looks like you have made great progress. We will be starting something similar in a couple weeks and trying to get a jump start on planning. Buying a house in Rancho Vista that needs a ton of work...looks like we'll be neighbors soon. We currently have no real measurments to go on (since we dont even have the keys yet) do you know how many square feet of tile you used tiling the shower and wall?
Roughly 60-70 sq ft. I bought 80 sq ft worth so I would have extra in case of future repair needs. 3"x6" Subway tile = 8 tiles per sq ft. x 80 sq ft. = 640 units @ 0.25 ea (HOME DEPOT PRICE) = $160.00 + TAX. Free shipping to your doorstep!
BTW, thanks for stopping by! It seems like everybody is pretty excited about you guys moving to the 'hood soon.