Remodeling Your Bathroom, I Can Help

Step By Step To Remodeling Your Bathroom.

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Having the skills of a Tile Repair Specialist and a  handyman, helped us to transform this bathroom from a disaster area into a work of art. Here I will show you step by step of removing the old broken down bathroom and replacing it with a beautiful brand new bathroom. In order to shower with the old bathroom, towels had to be placed on the floor so leaks wouldn’t penetrate into the basement, and a plastic bag was taped to cover the old shower body wall because tiles fell off the wall.  It was literally a big mess!  Prepare yourself, you will not believe the way it was to the way its looking today. Here are some before pictures of the old bathroom that had water leaks from the ceiling to leaks going to the basement, crack ceramic tiles, crack and broken floor tiles, broken shower doors, and ceramic tiles that fell off the wall.  This bathroom was crying out for help.

Old Shower Doors by the old bath tub.
Old Shower Doors by the old bath tub.

Back side of the bath tub area in old bathroom.
Back side of the bath tub area in old bathroom.

Old bathroom suspended ceiling badly damaged by water.
Old bathroom suspended ceiling badly damaged by water.

Old Bathroom toilet, vanity and toilet paper holder.
Old Bathroom toilet, vanity and toilet paper holder.

Old laundry hamper installed into the ceramic tile wall.
Old laundry hamper installed into the ceramic tile wall.

Old bathroom radiator installed around ceramic tiles.
Old bathroom radiator installed around ceramic tiles.
Next Step, Removing The Old And Prepare For The New!
The next step was to remove the old bathroom tiles, tub, vanity, medicine cabinet, walls, floor and ceiling.  We removed all damaged wood stubs and replaced them with new studs.  We repaired the floor by adding 3/4 inch plywood and 1/2 inch cement backer board to the floor.  The plumbers replaced the old tub with a new five foot long shower base.  New water lines and waste lines were installed along with a new shower body.  Then we installed 1/2 inch cement backer board all around the shower base and 1/2 inch green back sheet rock for walls and ceiling.  We were now ready to tile the walls and floor.

Old bathroom walls were removed to the existing studs.
Old bathroom walls were removed to the existing studs.

Old ceiling removed and upstairs waste line replaced.
Old ceiling removed and upstairs waste line replaced.

New acrylic shower base and new cement backer board floor.
New acrylic shower base and new cement backer board floor.

New cement backer board installed along with new plasterboard ceiling.
New cement backer board installed along with new plasterboard ceiling.

Beautiful ceramic tiles with deco tiles installed in shower area.
Beautiful ceramic tiles with deco tiles installed in shower area.

New cast iron radiator installed and recessed into the wall
New cast iron radiator installed and recessed into the wall
Get Ready For Your New Beautiful Bathroom!
So we installed new white and gray ceramic tiles along with 13 ceramic deco tiles, and 35 ceramic trim tiles that was installed all around the bathroom walls.  Then the porcelain floor tiles were installed and finished off with a back and gray granite saddle that really made an impression to the entrance of the bathroom.  The toilet paper holder and towel bar holder was installed into the ceramic tiles along with the medicine cabinet and cabinet lights.  The plumbers finished off the bathroom by installing all the finishing bathroom fixtures and the bathroom vanity.  We grouted and caulked the bathroom and finished all the little details.  So lets take a look at the new beautiful bathroom!

New granite saddle and porcelain floor tiles.
New granite saddle and porcelain floor tiles.

New toilet bowl, vanity and medicine cabinet.
New toilet bowl, vanity and medicine cabinet.

New shower doors and ceramic tile shelves.
New shower doors and ceramic tile shelves.
Back side of shower area.
Back side of shower area.

 

The new cast iron radiator that is recessed into the wall with ceramic tiles installed all around it.
The new cast iron radiator that is recessed into the wall with ceramic tiles installed all around it.

New toilet paper holder installed into the ceramic tiles with a deco tile showing on the right side.
New toilet paper holder installed into the ceramic tiles with a deco tile showing on the right side.

Well do you like it?  Big difference from before and after, right?  Is it beautiful just like I described it?  I’ll bet the answer is yes to all three.  Be sure to check out  VIEW TILE REPAIR JOBS for more before and after pictures of kitchen back splashes, kitchen tile floors, and other tiled bathrooms.

2 thoughts on “Remodeling Your Bathroom, I Can Help”

  1. Hello Austin:

    If your sub-floor is made from wood, just use hardy-backer screws 1 5/8″ long and screw the board directly into the sub wooden floor. Do not pre-drill, you want the screws tight into the board and into the wood. I use 24 screws per board, I hope this info help you.

    Nick the Tile Man

  2. I am getting ready to put hardy backer board down on the floor in my bathroom but I am not sure if i need to pre drill the holes or not. I just do not want the back of the board to blow out once I drill them. I could really use some advise.

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