Regarding design and layout there were many changes. We removed a linen closet from the hallway and a bedroom closet to expand the bathroom. We installed a separate shower and bathtub, heated floors under the marble tiles, double pedestal sinks, and much more.
Here are some of the steps we took:
|Cement board was placed on the floor- better than plywood for a bathroom because it's mold resistant.|
Click here for detailed installation instructions.
|Then the gyprock (plasterboard- walls) was installed and the moldings followed by plaster work. In a bathroom use mold resistant gyp since there is a lot of moisture. Click here for gyp installation instructions and see this site for plastering tips.|
|Hard at work sanding the plaster. Notice the forced smile:)|
|We went with the Schluter Shower System, which was actually very easy for DIYers. Very important to properly prepare your shower since it is exposed to water.|
|Tiling the shower. If you are using natural stone you'll need to rent a wet saw. We rented it at Home Depot.|
|A thin coat of thinset should be placed over the heated floor wires.|
Here is a list of what we did:
Demolition, framing, soundproofing (Roxul and resilient channels) putting up gyp and concrete board, Schluder shower system, wall and crown moldings, installation of heated floor, tiling the floor and shower, painting, made the wallpaper art, sealed the tiles, and all the other little stuff!
What we didn't do was plumbing and electrical- these are best left to the professionals.
Next blog- the reveal!