Nepean bathroom renovation
This renovation in the Manordale neighbourhood is to a bathroom from the 60s — original to when the house was built.
In many ways, it’s nice tackling a bathroom where there aren’t previous renovations, because it’s typically been done to code by the builder and there are fewer surprises than when there’s been a DIY reno.
|Day 1: Demolition|
I put down a new sub-floor, then heated floor cable system and used self-levelling compound to cover the floor, leaving a perfectly flat surface for tiling.
The shower features a wide band of mosaic tiles that wrap around, plus small recessed shelves on both sides of the shower taps, then a large recessed shelf at the other end of the tub.
- large floor and shower tiles: Rona
- small mosaic shower tiles: Home Depot
- sink and vanity: Home Depot
- paint colour: CIL paint from Home Depot in Toasty Grey
- wall-mounted heated towel rack: kontour.ca
|Heated towel rack, set to a timer switch.|
The recessed cabinet is flanked by dimmable lights at ‘ideal make-up height’, so I’m told. There’s also a waterfall style faucet, GFCi outlet and a programmable thermostat for the floor heating.
|Bathroom after: Recessed cabinet and lights at
ideal make-up height (or so I’m told).
|Floor after: it’s heated. At the top left of this picture you
can also see the bottom tip of the wall-mounted towel