In my previous post, I shared the before pictures and design plan for our bathroom remodel. Today in this bathroom progress report, I will be sharing the in-process pictures of the demolition work and construction.
Demolition: Out with the old
On the plan, you can see what was demolished. Our contractor removed all the sanitary fittings, tile and carpet, as well as the two walls in red and the door to the toilet. That door opening was closed up. The contractor also removed all existing galvanised plumbing and installed all-new copper pipes. He also installed a new ceiling.
With the two walls gone, the bathroom really felt bigger. It is surprising how big an impact the first step can already make in a project like this.
Building Work: In with the new
The contractors closed up the door opening, and after installing all the new plumbing they could start preparing the walls for tiling. I had drawn a tile layout which made it easy for them to line up the wall- and floor tiles. It is really helpful to give your contractor guidelines for this sort of detail if it is really important to you. It saves a lot of trouble to discuss the details beforehand.
The contractors really did a very neat job with the tiling. We bought square floor tiles and had them cut in half to use on the walls.
Above is the spot for the vanity. The mirror goes above the subway tile backsplash. We decided to tile the wall behind the mirror so that the mirror would not sit in between the tiles but on top.
Once they completed all the tiling work, they moved onto installing the vanity, shower door, bath and toilet.
The Finishing Touches:
With everything installed and painted, we had to complete the last couple of items ourselves. Like hanging the mirror, artwork, towel rails and of course accessorising.
Goodbye for now!