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Results found for "shower"

  • Classic Style with a Modern Twist Renovation, Separate walk-in shower with subway tile surround, bench, and marble accents. Clawfoot tub, marble floors, double vanity, marble sink, Bathrooms Design

    Classic Style with a ...

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  • Rich Luxury Appeal, Took our old dingy bathroom which had a barn wood panel wainscotting, peeling ceiling, stained linoleum floor... to a luxurious, relaxing and bright retreat.  Who'd ever want to leave this bathroom when you have all the necessities around you.  Looking for suggestions for window treatments and what to hang above toilet or wall opposite toilet., Bathrooms Design

    Rich Luxury Appeal

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  • Vintage Spa Master Bathroom, We converted a cramped pink 1940s master and 1/2 bathroom into a beautiful, vintage inspired spa master bathroom suite, complete with claw foot tub, walk-in closet, tiled spa shower, and radiant heat tiled floors. , Bathrooms Design

    Vintage Spa Master B...

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  • Master Bath: From Hideous to Heavenly, Our master bath was ugly and not very functional.  The tub faucets were on the wrong side and the corner shower was tiny.  I think it had been (badly) updated in the 80's.  There was a cavernous opening with shelves that was the first thing you saw when entering the room.  We gutted the room last year but kept the same location for the fixtures.  I absolutely love this room now; it is so French and elegant!  I have not finished accessorizing and am also planning to have Venetian plaster applied to the walls., Bathrooms Design

    Master Bath: From Hi...

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  • I DID IT ! Masterbath - a place for dancing!, After my first tiling experience, a tiny guest bathroom floor was a success, I thought I was ready to tackle the 200 sq' masterbath.  I really didn't know what I was getting into...

I have no formal training in design or construction, but I am a creative person and love a challenge.  I could see the potential in this large bathroom and wanted to remodel it myself.  Being my first major DIY renovation project, I just took it one step at a time and spent A LOT of time on the internet looking up how to do this and how to do that!

The first step was to demolish the shower walls, ceiling and floor.  This was sort of fun, but revealed a nasty wet wall behind the showerhead caused by gaps in the caulking at the bottom of the shower. This probably had been going on for years and is the reason for the constant mold problem.  

The next step was to convert two of the full walls to half walls to really open up the dark shower. Not knowing if the walls were load bearing, I didn't feel confident in doing that part myself.  A construction crew was able to cut down the existing studs and raise the ceiling in just a few hours.  Then, with the help of my husband, we installed the plumbing, insulation and cement board on the walls and ceiling of the shower.

Then I was on my own again...for months. 

After much research, I decided to use kerdi membrane for waterproofing the shower.  This part was fairly expensive and time consuming.  The most challenging part, however, was creating the mortar bed for the shower floor. This is a large shower, 4'x8', and probably not the best one for a first timer.  It was a very stressful few hours but worked out well.

Then it was on to tiling.  This was my first time tiling a vertical surface.  And to make matters more difficult, the walls were out of square and I had chosen to use a rectified tile with very narrow, 1/16", grout lines.  So every tile had to be laid just perfectly with its neighboring tiles or it would really show up and look unprofessional.  Let me just summarize by saying, tiling the shower walls took several months, off and on.
Laying the 20 x 20 bathroom floor tile, on the diagonal, was a breeze after having completed the shower.  I then tiled partially up the walls in the entire bathroom and used travertine mosaic pieces and "stone" listellos to cap off the top row of tiles.  I painted the white laminate cabinets a faux wood grain and painted the existing bright gold light fixtures to a bronze color.  My final stage was to remove the wallpaper and paint the walls.

It was more than six months from the start date, but eventually I was able to emerge from the bathroom with a smile on my face and a great feeling of accomplishment!  And, now I have a great place for zumba!

I completed the project just over my $10,000 budget, with the major expenses being the shower glass installation, the granite, the kerdi membrane and the tile supplies. 
, Bathrooms Design

    I DID IT ! Masterba...

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  • RPC's elephant and animal nursery!, Our son, RPC, is arriving soon and we hope he loves his nursery! We tried to make it soothing and filled it with lots of hand-made-with-love touches along the way!  We hand-painted the tree above the crib using a projector, chalk and then paint.  The bedding and valance are from PBK and there are  other elephant-themed touches throughout the room not shown in these pictures (i.e. elephant knobs on dresser, monogrammed elephant piggy bank, elephant family mirror, etc.) 3 frames above nursing chair/ottoman were a hand-made gift from a talented friend. :), Nurseries Design

    RPC's elephant and an...

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  • Master Bath Makeover, This master bath makeover was done on a shoestring budget but included new dental moldings, bath canopy, lighting, trim, and paint. The dressing room vanity lights still need to go but the redo has given them new life until that change can happen., Bathrooms Design

    Master Bath Makeover

    10 photos, 1,247 Views, Flag

  • Our Dream Bathroom, A wonderful space to get ready for the day and relax when the day is done.  Hope you enjoy!, Bathrooms Design

    Our Dream Bathroom

    4 photos, 20,436 Views, Flag

  • Metallic and glass bathroom, This is a bathroom that I designed at work.  My client gave me permission to post on here (she also posts on here). I helped her design all the tile work, she did the rest!, Bathrooms Design

    Metallic and glass bat...

    10 photos, 9,068 Views, Flag

  • Spa feel , We had a small 3x7 half bath and wanted to add a tub/shower in our master bedroom. Overall bathroom now is 12 x 7. We wanted to get a relax spa feel. This was our first tile project. A lot of work but worth every sweat!!!! , Bathrooms Design

    Spa feel

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  • Rock Star Bathroom on a pipers budget...6,500., I had a small bathroom with a shower in the toilet room. I never used the tub so I yanked it out. I used a 12x24 porcelain on the floor, a 16x16 Honed Travertine on the walls with Marble and Glass accents. The shower is a walk in with no doors to clean. chocolate/copper glass. Hammered copper sinks and rust or oil rubbed bronze on the fixtures and hard ware....and no more sliding glass doors. Best of all: My toilet room is now just a toilet room!, Bathrooms Design

    Rock Star Bathroom on...

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  • Looking for a WOW factor, Master bath remodel in our 1960's atomic ranch-style house (think Brady Bunch).  Just for the grown-ups - we wanted a serene retreat with some pop to it.  Had to think outside the box on this one to keep us in budget. , Bathrooms Design

    Looking for a WOW fa...

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  • Small Master Bath Remodel, Master bath with complete tile shower, herringbone pattern on back shower wall. Glass shower doors. Tile floor. 6 different types/colors of tile. Boulder vessel sink with marble vanity top. 
All work was done by me (a DIYer) with exception of the shower door., Bathrooms Design

    Small Master Bath Re...

    8 photos, 30,097 Views, Flag

  •  vacation spot for a lady, soothing green with clawfoot tub and crystal chandelier, Bathrooms Design

    vacation spot for a la...

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  • Little Evil's crazy idea, Make some change dare to try, Kitchens Design

    Little Evil's crazy id...

    10 photos, 11,250 Views, Flag

  • A Cool Twist on a Tween's Bedroom, Creating a bedroom for a 12 year old that will take her through her teen years can be challenging.  I painted the walls a grown-up chocolate brown, then used a colorful mix of bold textiles in her favorite colors for the accessories. If her favorite colors change (and they will) the space can be updated without starting over!, Bedrooms Design

    A Cool Twist on a Tw...

    9 photos, 4,879 Views, Flag

  • Master Bathroom!, Bathrooms Design

    Master Bathroom!

    11 photos, 37,351 Views, Flag

  • 600 dollar throw away house, I bought this house 7 months ago for 600 dollars.  It was marked for demolition as it was a complete mess but the structure was sound! Just needed cleaning and updating. It is far from finished but here are the before and after photos of what it is now, Kitchens Design

    600 dollar throw away ...

    20 photos, 12,991 Views, Flag

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