First up are the new fixtures. We replaced all the cheap, builder grade, fixtures with these beautiful. oil rubbed bronze pieces. What a difference that made. Now I want a granite sink but that’s for another post. Because this room is mainly used by my tween daughter it needed a little glam. I found this pewter framed mirror at Kirklands for $29.99! Bonus Buy! It was on sale. Then I found this little silver dish that reminded me of the beach. I don’t know why, but it did. I found it at Ross for $3.49. I also found a pair of bath rugs in a cream and pale blue stripe for $6.99 at Ross. They were on clearance. I’m a bargain hunter when it comes to home goods. I’m a bargain hunter when it comes to everything I suppose.
Before you start having conversations with bathroom remodeling contractors , read remodeling magazines, check out materials and products at showrooms and retail stores and research the Internet for designs or materials that interest you. By providing a rough idea of what you want the finished product to look like, the contractor can more accurately estimate the time and cost necessary to achieve your goal.
As with all Dun-Rite projects, in bathroom remodels we embrace the philosophy of doing it right or not bothering.” We will not offer plastic tub and shower overlays, nor will we offer to re-caulk or patch tile. Putting a patch over mildew covered, water saturated walls has never been and will never be the way to have a shower… or any bathroom work for that matter… Dun-Rite.” We sincerely desire that your project will serve you for many, many years. So naturally, the owners of Dun-Rite Kitchens and Baths, Dan and Susan, remain very particular about the materials and methods used.
Follow Fig. B, for the new drain/vent plan. The new shower drain is vented separately into the main stack (Photos 10, 12 and 13). Most bathrooms have the main stack positioned directly behind the toilet. The wall-mounted toilet shown here cannot be positioned directly behind the stack because there’s not room for the necessary elbows. If your stack is more than 12 in. to the side of the existing toilet, you can keep the same location for the wall-hung toilet. But if it’s directly behind it, you’ll need to swap the sink and toilet locations like we did.
The bathroom contains a lot of original features to our 1987 house. The steel tub had been repaired many times and the floors have small cracks throughout. The vanity showed signs of water damage and was severely faded. And let’s not talk about all of the medicine cabinets that were in this small space. One of those cabinets did stay because of the razor blade slot on the inside. So cool!