This post describes the process of completely redoing a previously badly renovated 1930s bungalow master bath. It’s important to make renovation decisions that match the overall character of a home. A design should ideally match a historic home’s history. Opening up spaces with bright materials and added light is also a bonus. Read on for tips! Continue reading A very BRIGHT Bath Do-over
This post describes how to convert a worn out and outdated builder-grade shower and tub into a custom tile and bright practical garden tub master suite spa room. If you’ve got a 1990s master bath in need of a full makeover on a budget, read on for tips! Continue reading Shower & Garden Tub Re-do
Here is a description of a full bath renovation that included just about every challenge that replacing a tub surround could offer. Everything was gutted to the studs. The tub was replaced. The plumbing was replaced. A window and exhaust fan was added, along with a new vanity and all new wiring/switching. The flooring was redone on slab. And finally, the new tub surround was natural marble. These are all challenges. Read on to see how they’re overcome! Continue reading Tub Surround Replacing
This full bath reno was in the neat old Tarrytown hood west of downtown — just up the road from the Deep Eddy pool, the original Magnolia Cafe diner, and on a street full of repeatedly renovated 1930s homes with more character than an oscar-winning supporting actor. A three bed two bath split-level stone bungalow, its last makeover was sometime in the 1990s when bought … Continue reading Yes, GO to the Light!
This is the second part of a detailed spa shower creation description. If you’d like to read about all the design, demo, plumbing, carpentry, and other prep steps then just click on this “Super Shower ONE” link for the gory deets. But if you’d instead like just the tasty dessert description first, then read on! FINISH STEP ONE: Sloping the Shower Floor With the plumbing … Continue reading Super Shower TWO: making the shower