Bathroom Remodeling

Rework of 8×10 learn tub into fabulousity

Online video with Iphone — why ought to my hand shake so??? Sorry!

We purchased a home that we loved with a person room we hated: the learn tub! It experienced an 8×10 learn tub segmented into a 5×10 place and a 3×10 place, with a comprehensive wall and doorway concerning them. The 3×10 place housed a dank pre-fab 3×3 shower, a window with blinds constantly shut mainly because it opened onto the driveway/garage of the neighbors, a added quick potty that we would fall sit on at night, and a headknocker cabinet. The 5×10 place housed a forty two x sixty inch tub with a massive surround and a massive step, but no jets. The cabinet best was white and stained. The 5×10 place experienced comprehensive mirrors on the two 5′ walls. The fixtures ended up flaking chrome. The lights over the self-importance ended up in a “box” crafted to maintain electrical and so on. And the extremely, extremely extremely worst part???? There was no very hot drinking water. The contractor experienced switched the very hot and chilly strains. We have tankless gasoline very hot drinking water, so it should really have been wonderful but alternatively was ice. Could not be preset (and we experienced three plumbers in to diagnose) with out ripping out the tub, shower, and tile, and that position, you have to commence over anyway. The only great thing in the lavatory was the marble flooring tile. And we ended up ready to get some very hot drinking water by turning the tub chilly faucet on comprehensive blast to bleed it off the line to allow a trickle of very hot through to the shower, which by turns was scolding and icy, besides expensive and wasteful. We endured this for 5 yrs, mainly because we did not have the money to do a remodel.

We did not have the capability to enlarge the place as the learn required all its measurement and my office environment was on the other aspect — a definitely great a person with wooden flooring and crafted in cabinetry. So we manufactured do with what we experienced — an 8×10 room with almost everything pulled out, and I imply almost everything. We wanted to generate a feeling of light, openness, and abundant earth tones with brushed nickel finishes. Oh yeah, and I wanted very hot drinking water πŸ™‚

Together the way with the remodel, we encountered flooring leveling nightmares and electrical emergencies that tooks Times and practically a thousand dollars to correct. And the typical myriad of tiny “hmmmmm” moments when selecting how to best use the place. Our contractor took eight weeks to complete, which was much too extended by about three b/c he did much too significantly with out support, experienced much too significantly rework, and forgot much too numerous damn factors when he did get the job done. Nonetheless, the finish end result is attractive. Luckily a person of us was ready to get the job done from property practically just about every day of the venture or we would be singing a distinctive tune. Ordinarily it was me, mainly because I get the job done from property anyway, whilst the remodel pressured me to move to an upstairs spare bed room from my typical office environment adjacent the learn tub. Oh well.

Here is what we finished up with, at minimum below it is 95% of the way through, pre set up of frameless shower glass and ending up the stain on a couple of cabinets. And set up of a cap to the 50 percent wall to watch the self-importance best. Oh, and we have to set up the towel and hand towel racks just after the wall best and shower glass are set up.

But it can be however attractive, useful, light, and doing work! If we experienced much more place, we could possibly have done a couple of factors otherwise, but with the place we experienced, we are a hundred% contented with our decisions. We did our individual style and choices (b/c we’ve done this in numerous residences in advance of), but we hired a GC to do the get the job done. My spouse is executing some of the depth complete himself, though, so that we can get it just ideal (ie, staining cabinets to match). The a person problem we ended up unable to address was how to eradicate the result of the giant doorway encroaching into the place. We attempted to style a pocket doorway, but did not have the place in the walls. We considered about reversing the doorway, but there was insufficient place outside the house the lavatory. In the end, we set up a doorway end on the aspect of the tall cabinet you can see in the online video, and we are going to just make do. It crowds the tower cabinet when the doorway is open up, as a end result, but we required the cabinet place, and it seems fantastic when the doorway is shut. Hey, 8×10, what can I say πŸ™‚

Acquire a appear and see what we picked/did…inspired? I’ll submit closing pics/online video in 2 weeks on my site, such as a shot of the lavatory inside with the doorway Closed. And I’ll consider to maintain that damn Iphone however, ha ha.

We used $15,000.
Marble countertops, created from recycled marble scraps
Travertine 13×13 flooring tile
1×1 travertine shower flooring
16×16 scabos travertine shower and tub walls
Glass block window
Moen brushed nickel fixtures
Custom stained cabinetry
32×60 jetted tub


  1. Where did you get the tile for the shower and was it enhanced?

  2. My bathroom is almost exactly the same size and layout. Thanks for giving me remodeling ideas!

  3. πŸ™‚ Thanks drmalik1984. And FlashmoreGash (yeah, love your name, hmmm, we supposed to take you seriously??? whatevuh), to each his own. We adore it, and since it is 100% solely for us, that makes it a smashing success.

  4. No likey!

  5. Sorry the iphone videoing is "shakey shakey" hands. If you can bear it, see what we did to transform a poorly used 8×10 space into a light, bright, open, modern, functional, efficient master bath.


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