First, I’d like to thank him for helping me, and also being a great teacher. One of the best part of this project (beside getting brand new bathroom) was all the things I learned from him. Rick taught me from how to use some tools, to small tricks that you know only by experiences. He was very detail oriented and precise. We love the work he did and I learned a lot from him. I was working with him as much as my time allows, and I did a large part of this project myself but without his help, I couldn’t finish in such time and high quality.
After Rick’s inspection, we removed some drywalls.
Removed ceiling board (After pushing all the insulation up in attic aside), and installed a new Recessed Lighting.
Installed new insulation on exterior wall.
and installed a few blocking to where we mount hardwares such as grab bars, towel rack, etc.
Plumber installed our new tub.
They also installed new drain and supple plumbings for the double vanity setup.
Mean while, Rick framed the opening to the bedroom for the door installation.f
11/13/2013 – 11/14/2013
Installed brand new Panasonic Fan.
While I was at work, Plumber finished piping for the showers
And then, rick fitted the ceiling panel. Also in this picture you can see that he added a thin strip of wood to bring the wall out a bit to fit the cement board to the wall tab around bathtub, and also to fix the un-evenness of the ill-fitted existing stud.
When I get back from work, I fitted more drywall panels.
both in and out side of the new wall for the door opening.
and some green drywall (moisture resistance), next to the bathtub.
More drywall installed.
For the Tub surround, we used Drurock below shower head, and drywall above where water may splash.
11/16/2013 – 11/17/2013
Installed the electrical box for the vanity lights, and then fitted the drywall.
I spent most of the weekend chiseling the floor. Our house is on concrete slab, and it is was not flat at all! the difference between the highest and the lowest was over 1/2″, and it’s also sloped up around the area to the bedroom….. it is so dusty, and even with vinyl curtain between bathroom and bedroom it made nice thin coat of dust all over the house!
We originally had baseboard register in our bathroom (along with all other rooms in the house). we converted to a floor register by chiseling the opening and then fitted a L-Bracket to hold the register in place.