Bathroom Remodel: Framing for the sink alcove is in place. We put in a 2×8 across the front edge of the sinks they will be marble slab and we want it to be sturdy. The alcove will allow a for recessed lights in the ceiling over the sink. This new part of the room would be dark without additional lighting. The new electric and plumbing is roughed in.The heating duct location was changed from next to the toilet to a toe kick register by the sinks. We got the floor patched and fortified for the tile work. The interior wall between the bathroom and bedroom is insulated in recycled cotton insulation for noise. The Cotton insulation has no formaldehyde, it is not itchy and works great at reducing noise transmission. It has more mass than fiber glass or cellulose insulation. We like to work with it when possible.
With a plan, budget and materials chosen we are ready to start the work. Often the most efficient way to run new plumbing and electric in a room is to remove all of the walls. To take the room to the studs. With the walls out it is faster to instal these systems. This can bring a cost savings on the plumbing and electric work. Changing locations of the toilet and shower means that parts of the floor must go also. Depending on the type of flooring material the floor may need to be strengthened. A tile floor will need more support than a floor covered in Marmolium. In this project the floor will be a 12×12 Carrara marble floor.
Bathroom Remodel: Planning
In planing a bathroom remodel it is good to consider the possibilities of your home. It is often it is less expensive to redesign interior walls than to add more square feet to the house. We have made good designs by rearranging bedroom and closet walls. By doing this we have been able to create or expand bathrooms. In this bathroom remodel the home owners recessed the sinks in an alcove in the wall to keep floor space in a narrow part of the bathroom. On the bedroom side of the wall bookshelves and nightstands were built in along side the alcove area. Some things to think about in the bathroom planing are on our bathroom remodel page.