Category Archives: Bathroom

19
May
2017

Sarah and Rob’s Basement Renovation

We first met Rob and Sarah while renovating their bathroom in 2015. They asked us back to renovate their basement.

Rob and Sarah’s basement day 1: File this under shocking things we see. That I-beam is holding up the house. Not the best spot to cut an opening for a door.

Day 01 Support beam interrupted with circle

Day 5: Framing almost finished. Dricore done. Electrical done (Salter Electrical). Plumbers are coming on Monday (Penta Plumbing) and spray foam insulation crew (O’Reilly Brothers) is coming on Tuesday.

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Day 10: Turning that awkward support post into an area for symmetrical built-in shelves.

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Oh YUM. Thanks Rob and Sarah!

Day 15 Chocolates from Spain

Day 19: tiled the bathroom shower with 12″ x 24″ Pasha Collection tiles from Home Depot.

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Day 20: Drop ceiling the clients purchased from Costco.

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Day 22: hidden electrical panel and shoe storage.

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Day 23: The basement is finished!

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19
May
2017

Kelley and Phil’s Kanata Bathroom Renovation

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Day 1: Bathroom before demolition:

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Day 6: The plumbing is done, tub is installed, and the tiles are going up today. Traffic Master “mushroom” tile from Home Depot.

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Picking up: Picking up the bathroom Ikea Godmorgon vanity, sink and faucets.
HELLO ICE CREAM!

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Day 11: Bathroom is done!

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Best toothbrush holder EVER.

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Finished shower. Shower head and controllers from Hudson Reed.

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Yesssss THIS Star Wars shower curtain.

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So thoughtful! A thank you card and Tim Hortons gift certificate.

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19
Dec
2016

Michelle and Bert’s Basement and Bathroom Renovation

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That moment when you know you are really REALLY going to like this client.

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Day 1: Demolishing the old basement was a family-friendly event.

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Day 1: the demolished basement.

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Day 12: Framing, electrical, plumbing rough-in, and spray foam insulation are complete. Just waiting for drywall to be delivered.

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Homemade fudge!!! Thanks Michelle and Bert.

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Day 16: And then there was a bathroom! Drywall, tub, plumbing and all.

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Clients who bake for us are EVERYTHING.
Thanks Michelle and Bert!

Michelle and Bert baking

Day 20: Sanding drywall all morning and we’re only two thirds done. Can’t feel my shoulders.

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Day 23: The walls are painted and it’s starting to look like a finished space. Next we’ll be laying the heated flooring and tile in the new bathroom.

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The walls are painted Benjamin Moore “Edgecomb Gray”.

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Day 24: Ditra Heat system installed on the bathroom floor. Now we tile.

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Day 25: Shower tile under way. 3×12 subway with Ardesia mosaic.

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Day 29: Chalet laminate from Alexanian going in.

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Day 34: Finishing touches. Bi-fold doors for the under-stair storage and the laundry-craft room.

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Day 37: finished bathroom!

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Finished basement!

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10
Dec
2016

Chantal and Evan’s Basement

These are possibly my favourite before pictures EVER.

Bathroom before:

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Basement before:

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Day 9: The self-levelling compound, Dricore floor, framing and drywalling is done. Today is the final day of drywall mudding. Tomorrow we sand the walls. So basically an epic shoulder workout.

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Day 10: Sand Dune Pebble mosaic tile on the shower base.

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Day 12: Laying laminate floor.

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Day 13: Venetian Stone wall tile being installed in the shower.

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The basement is done!

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20
Jul
2016

Alex and Janine’s basement kitchen and bathroom

Alex and Janine recently moved to Ottawa. We worked on their plans long-distance and it all came together so well.

Ripley looooooves to play tug with his octopus. (We started a new bathroom and kitchenette reno this week, but know you'd much rather see pictures of the dog than an empty space.)

Ripley looooooves to play tug with his octopus. (We started a new bathroom and kitchenette reno this week, but know you’d much rather see pictures of the dog than an empty space.)

Day four: We've created a basement bathroom where there wasn't one. Brought in licensed plumbers and electricians. Next up is the city inspection (which we always pass).

Day four: We’ve created a basement bathroom where there wasn’t one. Brought in licensed plumbers and electricians. Next up is the city inspection (which we always pass).

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Day 4: Basement kitchenette where there was previously a blank space.

You will give me the banana, Don.

You will give me the banana, Don.

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Basement bathroom day 9: Floor tiles are going down. 12×24 “enigma” tiles from Home Depot. Paint is ‘Frozen Pond’ by Behr.

Basement reno day 11: Subway tile installed for the kitchenette backsplash. The basement will be finished this week.

Basement reno day 11: Subway tile installed for the kitchenette backsplash. The basement will be finished this week.

Day 14: Alex and Janine's basement renovation is done!

Day 14: Alex and Janine’s basement renovation is done!

Day 14: Alex and Janine's basement renovation is done!

Day 14: Alex and Janine’s basement renovation is done!

19
May
2016

Karen’s South Ottawa Bathroom

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Karen never liked her bathroom. It’s as simple as that.

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Bathroom Before.

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Bathroom Before

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Day 5: tiling the shower. Tiles from Home Depot. Karen made a great choice! She referred to the mosaic tiles as ‘bling’.

Day 13: Bathroom done. The tub is an Aerosens jet tub.

Day 13: Bathroom done. The tub is an Aerosens jet tub.

Day 13: Bathroom done. The vanity was a special order from Home Depot.

Day 13: Bathroom done. The vanity was a special order from Home Depot.

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4
Aug
2015

Katie and Joe’s Ottawa Bathroom Renovation

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It’s rare that we’re surprised, but sometimes the “before” can still take our breath away.
You’ve actually been USING this shower?

Day 1: shower before.

Day 1: shower before.

We’re told this is the husband’s bathroom. We haven’t ask what he did so wrong that he needs to use this room.

Day 1 bathroom before.

Oh YUM. Thank you, Katie, for the cookies.

Oh YUM. Thank you, Katie, for the cookies.

Day 5: Tiling the shower. Joe is a tall man, so we ensured that the plumber put the shower head plumbing up high.

Day 5: Tiling the shower. Joe is a tall man, so we ensured that the plumber put the shower head plumbing up high.

Day 6: Schluter Ditra floor heat system to take the chill off the tile floor.

Day 6: Schluter Ditra floor heat system to take the chill off the tile floor.

Day 7: Sherwin Williams Colonnade Grey paint.

Day 7: Sherwin Williams Colonnade Grey paint.

Day 8: Wood effect floor tiles.

Day 8: Wood effect floor tiles.

Done! Katie and Joe's bathroom is complete.

Done! Katie and Joe’s bathroom is complete.

Done! Katie and Joe's bathroom is complete.

Done! Katie and Joe’s bathroom is complete.

27
Apr
2015

Sylvia and Robert’s bathroom

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Day 12: Bathroom renovation done!

The weather here in Ottawa has finally turned AMAZING and we’re kicking off a bathroom reno off Conroy Rd. for Sylvia and Robert. This bathroom has Sylvia and Robert’s only shower and they are being great sports throughout!

Day 1: Bathroom before.

Day 1: Bathroom before.

Day 1: Bathroom before.

Day 1: Bathroom before.

Bathroom reno day 3: Plumbing is almost done (by Penta Plumbing Ltd.) and the new sub floor is going in. This is the view from the bedroom from which the bathroom is taking closet space to make the bathroom bigger.

Bathroom reno day 3: Plumbing is almost done (by Penta Plumbing Ltd.) and the new sub floor is going in. This is the view from the bedroom from which the bathroom is taking closet space to make the bathroom bigger.

Bathroom day 6: With pumbing and electrical done, the bathroom is drywalled and has three coats of mud. Tomorrow we sand and paint.

Bathroom day 6: With pumbing and electrical done, the bathroom is drywalled and has three coats of mud. Tomorrow we sand and paint.

Bathroom reno day 7: Two coats of Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter on the walls and Dune White on the ceiling. Starting to look like a room again, which is a good thing... because this bathroom has Sylvia and Robert's only shower...

Bathroom reno day 7: Two coats of Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter on the walls and Dune White on the ceiling. Starting to look like a room again, which is a good thing… because this bathroom has Sylvia and Robert’s only shower…

Bathroom reno day 8: "Downtown Grey" 12 x 24 floor tiles from Ceragres installed. Now onto the shower walls. Nicole of Solace Interiors has made very nice choices for the clients.

Bathroom reno day 8: “Downtown Grey” 12 x 24 floor tiles from Ceragres installed. Now onto the shower walls. Nicole of Solace Interiors has made very nice choices for the clients.

Our bathroom reno client, Robert, and his sweet 11-year-old dog, Tara.

Our bathroom reno client, Robert, and his sweet 11-year-old dog, Tara.

Day 12: Bathroom renovation done!

Day 12: Bathroom renovation done!

29
Jan
2015

Donna and Raymond’s Nepean bathroom renovation

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Completed bathroom.

We’re kicking off Donna and Raymond’s bathroom renovation in Nepean. Their bathroom is already fantastic with the soaker tub (which is staying) and loads of light. The room just needs updating.

Day 2: Flooring, tub surround and shower enclosure are gone along with all of the mirrors. The floor has been beefed up, Schluter Ditra installed (orange stuff) and the floor is ready for tiling.

Day 2: Flooring, tub surround and shower enclosure are gone along with all of the mirrors. The floor has been beefed up, Schluter Ditra installed (orange stuff) and the floor is ready for tiling.

Day 3: Floor tiling under way. Stonekor tiles from Centura Tile with a Quadec tile trim from Schluter for the step.

Day 3: Floor tiling under way. Stonekor tiles from Centura Tile with a Quadec tile trim from Schluter for the step.

 

Day 4: Andrew, owner of Penta Plumbing Ltd., instaling the shower base. We always work with licensed tradespeople.

Day 4: Andrew Della Penta, owner of Penta Plumbing Ltd., instaling the shower base. We always work with licensed tradespeople.

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Day 6: Shower tiling almost complete.

Day 7: Tile on the recessed shower shelf.

Day 7: Tile on the recessed shower shelf.

Have we mentioned what a bright and sunny bathroom this is?

Have we mentioned what a bright and sunny bathroom this is?

Day 11: Floor, shower and tub surround tiles are done, and the bathroom is nearly complete. We'll be back when the special-order grey toilet arrives.

Day 11: Floor, shower and tub surround tiles are done, and the bathroom is nearly complete. We’ll be back when the special-order grey toilet arrives.

 

Completed bathroom.

Completed bathroom.

This renovation started on Thursday, January 29, 2015 and is nearly complete. The owner special-ordered a grey toilet and we’ll be back once it arrives.

5
Jan
2015

Sarah and Rob’s Glebe Bathroom

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Happy New Year!

Sarah and Rob live in a beautiful old home in the Glebe. During the next three weeks we’re renovating their bathroom and making it bigger by taking three feet of space from the adjacent guest room.

Thanks so much to previous clients Ted and Jacqueline (for whom we did this kitchen reno and this bathroom reno) for recommending Fresh Reno Ottawa to Sarah and Rob.

Day 1: Bathroom before.

Day 1: Bathroom before.

Day 1: Bathroom before.

Day 1: Bathroom before.

They just don't build 'em like they used to. The walls in this Glebe home are 2" thick. Most homes these days are 1/2" drywall. It's day 2 of this bathroom reno and demolition continues...

They just don’t build ’em like they used to. The walls in this Glebe home are 2″ thick. Most homes these days are 1/2″ drywall. It’s day 2 of this bathroom reno and demolition continues…

Day 6: With framing and plumbing done, and the spray insulation installed, we just had our first inspection from the city. Passed with flying colours as usual. We have a 100% pass rate.

Day 6: With framing and plumbing done, and the spray insulation installed, we just had our first inspection from the city. Passed with flying colours as usual. We have a 100% pass rate.

Day 9: The floor tiles are down.

Day 9: The floor tiles are down.

Day 10. Tiles are going up in the bathroom. All walls are getting tiled top to bottom. No paint, just wall tiles all around. It's looking fantastic.

Day 10. Tiles are going up in the bathroom. All walls are getting tiled top to bottom. No paint, just wall tiles all around. It’s looking fantastic.

Day 11: Floor to ceiling tile is done throughout the entire bathroom. It's looks clean, modern and so European. Now to give them a new window.

Day 11: Floor to ceiling tile is done throughout the entire bathroom. It’s looks clean, modern and so European. Now to give them a new window.

Day 13: The new window is trimmed in tile on the sides and top, with a marble ledge.

Day 13: The new window is trimmed in tile on the sides and top, with a marble ledge.

Sunday: Making Sarah and Rob's bathroom door into a pocket door. In my carport in -15C.

Sunday: Making Sarah and Rob’s bathroom door into a pocket door. In my carport in -15C.

Nearly done... just to hang a few accessories.

Nearly done… just to hang a few accessories.

Day 17: Done!

Day 17: Done!

Day 17: Done!

Day 17: Done!

Day 17: Hi!

Day 17: Hi!

A tweet from Rob. Thanks! So glad you're happy with your bathroom.

A tweet from Rob. Thanks! So glad you’re happy with your bathroom.