I just finished remodeling a tiny bathroom for a client in a small bungalow. This would be pretty easy because it is getting a full facelift without changing the layout at all……BUT, it is the only bathroom in the house which presents more than a few problems when the client does not/cannot leave his home.
In this case timing is everything!
Since I have had this “timing/order of things/what’s next?” question come up a couple times lately I thought I should address it. In short, for my bathroom, the order is this:
- Demo bathroom including floor (we are re-installing the old toilet for this client)
- Install shower pan and do “rough plumbing and electrical” (basically everything behind the walls)
- Tile guys come in and tile entire shower and floor (no toilet for a day)
- Tile guys come back to grout (day 2-no toilet)
- Painting is done and new toilet installed
- Shower door installed along with all finish plumbing and electrical
- All detail work like adding bath fixtures, shelves, hardware for cabinets
This client wanted all the bells and whistles in his shower and we gave that to him, in the tiny space allowed. New matching porcelain tile on the floor and shower to create a seamless look and make the bathroom seam as large as possible. New toilet and sink (we went with a wall mounted narrow sink to try and “buy” space) and a new coat of paint and you would never know the trouble that was lurking under the floor and behind the old shower walls.
Below is the “after” photos, as usual I do not have before photos, someday I’ll get this right. Special shout out to the tile guys, Alberto and crew, and Tom the electrician for getting in there and “getting it done”! And of course to Shawn Bradley for always getting it done and done right!