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Basement remodel

1918 Bathroom

Bathroom remodel on the 1918 house.  It was torn down to the wall studs and built back up from there.  It needed a little bit of everything from floor & wall repair, to final paint and much between.  It received a new electric circuit, water supply lines & shutoffs, exhaust fan with metal duct to outside, faucets, tub and contemporary sliding door, vanity and mirror.  The fixtures were Delta from a matching collection including a grab bar in the shower.  Wood blocking in the walls allows for secure attachment of more grab bars if necessary.

 

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Basement remodel Bathroom

Custom shower and bathroom

Black tiles installed using Schluter Sytem in a basement shower

The customers had a vision and I helped it come true.  They did the lay-out for the walls and helped me with the framing and the drywall finishing, plus they had friends do the electric and plumbing.  They also picked out all the tiles and delivered them to the job site.

The tiles were installed using the Schluter System.  The wall tiles are 12×24 installed on Schluter Kerdi, and the shower floor tiles are six sided 2″ mosaics on Kerdi on a drypack mortar base on a concrete slab.  The floor tiles outside of the shower are the same 12×24 tiles installed on Schluter Ditra on a concrete slab.

A tempered glass panel will be installed on the 135 degree curb opening.  The rest of the curb will remain without a door though framing behind the tiles is there should a door be wanted.  Also behind the tiles is wood blocking for hand rails should they ever be needed.

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Basement remodel

Fallen tree results in basement remodel

Water damaged basement wall
Water damaged basement wall
Basement with water damage
Basement with water damage

A tree went down on the electric line knocking out the power to the main sump sump and the battery on the backup sump pump failed during the night.   By morning there was 6 inches of water in the basement.  We removed the wet carpet, bottom 12″ of drywall, soggy insulation and began the repair.  The ceramic floor tiles were installed on Schluter Systems Ditra.  The old battery powered backup pump was replaced with a water powered backup pump.  Finally, a very loud alarm was placed in the sump well should the water level rise above the backup pump float switch.

Water powered backup sump pump
Water powered backup sump pump
Battery powered backup sump sump
Battery powered backup sump sump