A client recently bought a new home (built in 1982) and the bathroom is very small. So they are pushing out the tub 24 inches into the adjacent room. They called upon us for a review and an estimate. We discussed the project, reviewed the reno work involved and I gave them an estimate.
They called me the next day to agree and we booked a week for the work to be done. Here are before pictures of the bathroom.
The door has to be moved because a new vanity is being installed. The closet with door (on the left) is coming out all together in favor of open shelving.
The adjoining room had to lose its closet. It was a bedroom and will now be turned into an office. What you see here is the removal of the closet. Notice the very small attic access. That will have to be changed.
Now is as good a time as any to enlarge the attic access. We kept the trim from the closet door to trim out the hatch. The 2-3/4 inch pine trim is no longer available. So rather than have odd trim that does not match the rest of the house, we carefully removed the trim and will re-use it. The bonus is that re-using woodwork reduces the cost of the materials used. Which is good for the client because I don’t upcharge for materials. What I pay is what the client pays.
Here is a snapshot of tub wall from the adjoining room. The tub wall was leaking, as evidence shows around the built in soap dish. See the spread of mold? Its this wall that is being removed and pushed out 24 inches. The little closet I am standing in had a door on it. That’s being removed in favor of open shelves that will be adjustable. A perfect spot for laundry hamper, linens and towels.
We continue tomorrow.