Dec 26, 2011
We decided to keep it nice and simple with the bathroom upstairs, so first we installed a linoleum floor.
Here is the bathtub and tub surround with plenty of shelves!
Here is the vanity, matching cabinet with mirror and of course an efficient dual flush toilet!
It's not as extravagant as the master bathroom, but it's exciting none-the-less! Especially when it was originally a half bath and looked like this.
Dec 20, 2011
In order to show the full extent of our work on the master bathroom I have to go back several months, before the insulation and drywall went up.
First we installed sloping forms that divided the base of the shower into four sections, all slopping towards the drain.
Next we put in a dry mud bed which is a barely damp mix of concrete.
Then we cut and folded a rubber membrane and fit it on top of the dried concrete.
Another drain slope kit was then placed on top of the membrane.
We then added another layer of concrete. Concrete is porous so if water goes through the concrete it will hit the membrane and go into weep holes in the side of the center drain.
Here is the 1" mosaic tile that we installed on top of the concrete.
Now fast forward passed the insulation, drywall and paint. It was finally time to tile our shower! Row by row we placed 8" x 12" ceramic tile on the shower walls.
One wall is complete!
We made cutouts in the corners for the shelves.
Here you can see the walls, the shower floor, the marble step and the tile floor in the bathroom.
The shelves are in!
We picked out grout to match and installed the dual shower controls.
Next we put together our double vanity.
Here it is with the sink top, our beautiful faucets and the huge mirror on the wall.
Our master bathroom is not complete without a efficient dual flush toilet!
After looking at our finished product we decided a simple shower curtain just wouldn't do. So we topped off our master piece with a frameless glass shower door and it is gorgeous!