Total bathroom remodel

This bathroom almost whipped me.  I didn’t have a helper this season but this customer was a somewhat disabled Vietnam veteran and had already spent 2 years trying to get this job done and I didn’t want him to wait any longer.  I thought I’d work twice as hard, and I did, and it took twice as long as I expected.  The end result was pretty good but not great.

Everything was moved to create a better floorplan for his needs.  The shower curb was reduced to 3″ to make it easier for him to step over and two assist bars were installed in the shower and one across from the shower to help him maintain his balance.  The one across from the shower will also be used as a towel bar.

The toilet has two fold-down assist bars and a heated seat with cleansing water sprays.

The exhaust fan / light was replaced with a slightly larger unit than previous.  It was near 40 years old and needed replaced, however it turns out the racket it was making was partially due to a birds nest.  Starlings will walk to the end of any cavity they can enter and build a nest.

The shower walls and floor were ceramic tiles over Schluter System substrates.   The frameless shower door was the OVE Sydney 60 and is very nice and very heavy.  It has a large opening and with the assist bars his family thinks he’ll be able to easily get in and out.

The vanity and top are special ordered from Lowes and are excellent quality. 


By DBCriss

Bought our first rental house in 1982 and have been doing repairs and improvements on them since then. We are mostly out of the rental house business, and now doing repairs and improvements for others.