Major Bathroom Remodel Complete

Our major bathroom remodel is complete! Here are some pictures:

We replaced the windows with triple-pane rainwater glass. Along with a great look, the bathroom will be much more comfortable with the energy-efficient windows. We’ll be hearing more and more about triple-pane windows as the EPA continues to require better insulation value in our homes. The result will be more comfortable and quiet homes, and most importantly, lower energy bills!

What a beautiful shower! The large tile, pebble floor and mosaic mural give a great look and feel. The doorless entry is a great feature. They’re safer, easier to clean and make the available space feel bigger. Read more

Major Bathroom Remodel – Week One

We have our major bathroom remodel project underway! Michael, Dave and Neil got the demolition done, Chris roughed in the electrical, Warren and his guys got the plumbing roughed in and Ron and his guys got the drywall textured. When we do a full remodel on a bathroom, getting the drywall done in the first week is always the goal.

Fortunately there weren’t any big surprises.  We did find plastic had been attached to the walls between the framing and the drywall behind the tile showers. Whenever we find plastic in a shower, we also find mold. I suppose the intent for installing the plastic is to keep any water that leaks through the tile and drywall away from the framing and insulation. The problem is that the plastic creates a condensation point and mold-growing climate. We’ll get it all cleaned up, install a concrete backer board screwed directly to the studs. We use a good quality thin set to install the tile, a good quality grout and a good quality sealer.  Along with a properly installed vulcanized rubber shower pan, water penetration into the walls is not an issue. Read more