A 5′-8″ tall shower. Shower knobs that wouldn’t turn off and would just keep spinning into oblivion. Linoleum flooring pealing up off the floor. A musky smell. A creepy door above the sink. These were all wonderful features of a basement bathroom we weren’t the biggest fans of. Once we purchased our house it was quickly decided that the bathroom needed a face lift. The unfortunate part was that due to the other work that was needed in the basement remodel, we had to remodel the bathroom last.
Yes, the shower was only 5′-8″ tall and the shower knobs didn’t stop when you needed to turn the water off. The bathroom was very small and by no means passed as being a ‘Master Bathroom’. There was an adjacent closet next to the bathroom that we decided to incorpote into the square footage of the bathroom.
Here’s is everything we did in order.
Removed all the sheetrock from the walls and ceiling
Removed all the light fixtures
Hauled out endless 5 gallon buckets full of broken tile from the shower
Threw away all the fixtures (sink & toilet)
Removed the beautiful linoleum
Removed the wall between the closet and bathroom
Broke up the concrete floor to install new underground sewer lines for the Shower, Toilet and Future Vanity (we completely reconfigrued the entire layout of the bathroom)
Installed new PEX plumbing
Framed new walls
Hung & Painted new Sheetrock
Built custom shower pan (due to the configuration of our bathroom we had to custom build our shower walls and shower pan)
All tile was provided and purchased from Contempo Tile in Salt Lake city
Installed the tile within the shower (We decided to install a 4×16 white tile on the walls and a 2×2 mosaic tile on the floor)
Installed new floor tile (The tile is Marrakesh from Contempo Tile and we LOVE the design)
Vanity & Faucet from Homedepot
Towel Hangers from Homedepot
Light Fixtures from Homedepot
In this pictures you can see the wall that separated the Bathroom and Closet. Adding the closet gained us 3 more feet to the length of the bathroom and it was so worth it.
Little Hefty Henry is in the bathroom after EVERYTHING was removed
All that remains is the old shower base, old piping for the shower head and knobs. The large vertical pipe is our Main Sewer Stack for the house. The collects the toilet upstairs and is also the vent for the sewer lines in our house. This pipe couldn’t move and is the reason why our shower had to be custom built. You do have options of installing a fiberglass shower insert but that couldn’t work for our situation.
Baylor is standing in the old doorway of the old bathroom
Here you can see the 2×2 mosaic shower tile, shower curb (the curb is what keeps the water in the shower), and the Marrakesh floor tile.
The sliding door was purchased from Homedepot
Vanity, Lights, Faucet, Towel Hangers: Home Depot / Mirror: West Elm
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Want to see more?! Check out the other rooms in our home renovation…
- Dining Room Remodel
- Master Bathroom Remodel
- Master Bedroom Makeover
- Small Bathroom Remodel
- Home Office Update
- Living Room Makeover
- Kitchen Remodel
- Shared Bedroom Remodel
- Girls Bedroom Ideas
- Laundry Room Remodel