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Old 03-02-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Another Bathroom remodel...from start to finish....PICS & VIDEO

Well, it's done. It took longer than expected, which was expected...so I guess it didnt.

You'll find start to finish pictures at the bottom of this post.. You'll notice my son has grown up quite a bit since he and I started my downstairs bathroom last year...his video from that project is in LASTY YEAR'S THEFED BATHROOM PROJECT

In this newest bath you will find some exquisite italian tile and tumbled marble...heated floors....a commode fit for a king...semi-built-in-stereo system, heated toilet seat, custom tray ceiling with small recessed vanity lights, night light emanating from beneath the vanity, granite counter tops, plenty of shelving in the shower for wife and kids, heater/fan combo for those extra cold days, outlets IN the vanity to hide rechargeable razor, a $200 faucet we got for $49, and one badass mirror my wife found for 90% off!!!

TheFed's 2nd Bath Remodel
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It looks really nice. Congrats on a job well done!
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Nice!! Did you do the heated floor yourself?? I'm impressed.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:54 PM   #4
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Wow- great job thefed! The tile work is very impresive- did you do the mosaic accent strip yourself or buy it on a mesh backer? It matches the travertine perfectly. Well thought out and executed plan; love the custom details.
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thanks guys! yes i did the heated floor myself...very simple.

i certainly did not do the accent strip myself...i got it on the mesh backer
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OK, tell me more about that heated floor. I hate cold tile.
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Great job, love the tile too.
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OK, tell me more about that heated floor. I hate cold tile.
that's a system from momento, although many companies offer them. for 35 sf it cost me about 200 for the heating cable, and 170 for a programable digital thermostat. you simply lay out the wire as shown, pour a thin layer of self leveling concrete over it (1/4"), then tile over that. Power requirement for that size is only 400w at 115v (3 amps). If you wire it 240v it would only draw about 1.5 amps.

Of course the digi programmable is sweet....you just set it to a certain temp, OR program times....or both...and it does the rest.....very very nice. it raises the floor temp over ambient about 15 degrees....could be more or less depending on subfloor
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Very impressive!
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Very nice work..... I should post some pics of the progress in my new rec room..........
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Most excellent. I like the RedGuard. And I really like the nightlight on the toekick-- I can see all sorts of possibilities with LED rope lights in our kitchen & bathrooms.

What are the silver boxes mounted high on the walls outside the shower-- audio speakers?

What's the reason for the tray ceiling? Does it make it easier to do ventilation soffits & wiring, or is it one of those décor decisions that I never understand?

Did the sink come undermounted to the granite countertop, or did you have to mount your own?

What's the brand/model of the exhaust fan?
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Most excellent. I like the RedGuard. And I really like the nightlight on the toekick-- I can see all sorts of possibilities with LED rope lights in our kitchen & bathrooms.

What are the silver boxes mounted high on the walls outside the shower-- audio speakers?

What's the reason for the tray ceiling? Does it make it easier to do ventilation soffits & wiring, or is it one of those décor decisions that I never understand?

Did the sink come undermounted to the granite countertop, or did you have to mount your own?

What's the brand/model of the exhaust fan?
Yes, they are audio speakers. couldnt quite afford the built in model i wanted...so we opted for the $50 unit!

Tray ceiling is simply something we liked the look of in a vegas hotel room we stayed in the day before we began work...it was a pita....but worked out nicely.

sink came undermounted....we got that 49" vanity with side and backspash and sink from home depot special order for $300

Broan exhaust fan..its about $189 at home depot (or was it lowes?)....like i said it has a 1500w heater, and moves plenty of air
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Very nice job. It is wonderful that you are able to do such projects yourself. You are very handy.
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Very nice job. It is wonderful that you are able to do such projects yourself. You are very handy.
i really cant imagine a life while not being handy. i'd be broke and in more debt...and frustrated
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You had me at the radiant heat on the floor. Love that bathroom! Could see myself standing at that mirror slapping on the creams for hours! Very, very nice.
I agree with you about the lights below the sink, by the way, and love the lights above the mirror. Very classy.
Beautiful tile. Beautiful job!
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You had me at the radiant heat on the floor. Love that bathroom! Could see myself standing at that mirror slapping on the creams for hours! Very, very nice.
I agree with you about the lights below the sink, by the way, and love the lights above the mirror. Very classy.
Beautiful tile. Beautiful job!
thank you! all this praise takes a LITTLE sting out of the pricetag, which i do not care to disclose
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Very nice! How do you keep the standing water out of the cut out in the tub wall? Wondering if you slanted the shelf ....
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I had one of those cut-out walls shelves in one of my bathrooms, and you can't keep the water out. Conscientious people actually wipe it down with a towel when they are thru and wipe all water out. I, however, let it sit. When it started to mildew--as it will eventually--just took Tilex spray and got rid of it in one fell swoop....which should tell you something about how much I just love to clean house.
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You're getting good at this stuff. What a big job.
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Very nice! How do you keep the standing water out of the cut out in the tub wall? Wondering if you slanted the shelf ....

Being at the foot of the tub, no water has gotten on there. It is indeed slanted a bit to allow for drainage. I have one in our other shower, but it was too skinny, and th eslant alowed things to just slide right off! that's why we made this one so deep
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