|Project by ncrumet||posted 02-12-2010 07:14 AM||3607 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I really wish I had taken before and after pictures of this bathroom. This was my parents’ horrible little master bath, with a tub-less shower, double sink, and freezing floors. The rest of the house is gorgeous—a 1910 Sears and Roebuck house with hardwood floors, wonderful beams, and the best fireplace that I’ve ever seen. Sadly the bathroom was in need of a re-do. I stripped the whole room down to studs and joists, took out a non-structural wall, re-plumbed it for a bathtub and single sink vanity, re-wired parts of it for different lighting and under-floor heating, laid down tile, installed the tub, new drywall, the custom vanity that I had built over the winter, a white oak and walnut tub surround, new qs white oak trim around the skylight with walnut doweling pins, milled solid mouldings to match the rest of the house, re-faced the built in cabinet drawers in qs white oak and walnut, and built a new mirror in an a&c style. Sadly I have not had the time to complete the cabinet (it is still in need of drawers and doors), but I plan to get to that soon. I do realize that building a wooden tub surround may seem like a horrible idea, but I figured I’d give it a shot anyway—I can always re-do the work. The surround is hinged to pull up to grant access to the tub’s whirlpool machinery.
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