Bathroom Rehab – 1553 N Bell Ave, Chicago, IL (Wicker Park)
What we did
- Demo of entire bathroom
- There was extensive water damage to the floor and shower from bad waterproofing, so the subfloor was rotten.
- We ripped everything out, and packed up the toilet and vanity to reinstall later.
- Frame new shower
- This bathroom is shaped a bit awkwardly, and the original shower took up a large portion of it.
- The new shower is a compact rectangle, which looks much cleaner and gives a more functional floorplan.
- The shower walls are white, marble-look ceramic, and the floor is a taupe hexagonal porcelain.
- Custom glass swinging enclosure
- New plumbing with wider diameter
- While we were in there, we found that the plumbing was old, falling apart, and not up to code.
- We replaced it with fresh pipes that should be good for years to come (and provide better water pressure).
- The subflooring was rotten from water build up, and had a major slope problem, thus the tile was cracking and ruined.
- We leveled the floor and installed new gray, marble-look ceramic (blending the shower floor and wall so everything is cohesive).
- We also used epoxy grout, which is a little more difficult to install, but creates a tighter bond to prevent future water damage to the subfloor.
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