|A small master bath rendered unusable to due
leaks in shower tiling, a non working toilet, with
a desperate need for updating.
|Lack of space, required the addition of a custom simple
tiled bench seat for comfort, this and all fixtures custom
built & tiled for uniformity
|A built in wall mirror along with make up area
allows for additional usable space with simplicity.
|The beauty & functionality of a matching vessel sink and
water-fall faucet resting on a custom built free standing
perch eliminating the need for a bulky vanity to take up
|There is no comparison to the beauty of natural
sunlight, installing a Velux Ridged Sun Tunnel
will bring in the sunlight for dusk to dawn,
therefore during daylight hours, saving power,
and lighting with the sun.
|In the early morning hours, or the late evening hours,
installing the economical recessed can lighting with
daylight powerful daylight cfl light bulbs gives the
impression of daylight, highlighting the light colored tile
and slate tile breaking up the wall's pattern to increase
the size effect of the smaller bathroom.
Tfiberglass shower insert prevents the future potential cracks & leaks that can form in a tiled shower
base. This base also draws the attention of the eye to the seating in the shower & coordinates the
shower with the new toilet.
Wood rot from old cast iron drain pipes in the older homes can and likely will fail over time, and below is the result of that damage.
As you can see from left to right, it does not appear that there is any damage right? Well fortunately, there were some signs on the
floors and the walls that indicated something just wasn't right. (I say fortunately because had there not been those mild signs, the
owner would not have known about it.) So, the work begins by tearing out the kitchen and the more we tore out, the deeper the
damage went. Still not knowing exactly where the damage came from, we had to tear out the plumbing and there it is. Many years if
water standing in cast iron pipes, it just ate the piping all the way through. Now the repairs can begin. We did not cut all of the
joists out due to the expense, so out comes the rot and in comes the new, sandwiched joists on both sides of what is left of the
joists, and staggered galvanized though bolts and now tougher than new. Next on to the sub floor. Done!
Once the floor and rough plumbing was back in place, we thought the kitchen was too small, so
that 12' long wall is pulled out. And a sandwiched 2" x 12" x 11' beam was inserted to carry the
load due to the fact that the wall was load bearing. That really opened up the kitchen for new
options. We added 6-6" recessed can lights for better lighting throughout the kitchen and dinning
area. Then we installed waterproof luxury vinyl wood look flooring throughout. Then new
cabinets, counter tops and finally appliances. Once all in and tested, the trim work begins, sealed
and painted. This kitchen remodel is a wrap. On to the next one!