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If you are familiar with my work you know I don't claim to have the best of spaces, in fact I know they're far from great, but what I DO take pride in is my ability to work within strict space, financial and regulation limitations, as I move from one old rented space to the next. Here are my 1.5 bathrooms in this cool 1965-built highrise apartment where location reigns supreme over interior, which I rent, unable to paint or in this case remove old peeling wall paper and outdated vanities. My attempts to squeeze some lemonade have yielded this French cottage influenced full bath, and Jerry Garcia influenced half bath. After all you have to keep your home a happy place, right? These make me happy without breaking my bank or spirit. In truth I don't seek high marks (These are more fun than model, I know)... I just like to offer ideas to others since I have come here in the past for some of my own.
5 file(s) - Uploaded by: CG&S Design-Build
Created: Aug 28, 2014 | Flag
Total Ratings: 7
The highlight of this bathroom are the two antique Moroccan doors that were affixed to a new custom cabinet. The doors were mounted with loose pin finial hinges. The backsplash consists of gray tile that extends to the back wall and contrasts well with the brighter accent hues of the Moroccan doors.
In this project it was important for the finish of the hardware to contrast well with the antique mirror. The hardware is clean, geometric, contemporary; the mirror frame ornate and looks like it came from another era entirely.
When demo-ing for the project it was discovered that the existing second story was inadequately framed in a previous remodel. In order to support the addition we had to put in new floor trusses to support the existing framing. We also had to add new laminated veneer lumber to support the roof framing.
In order to install the new trusses we had to remove the interior subfloor to expose the framing. We then cut a 14ft hole through the front exterior roof (under the dormer) to expose existing ceiling joists so that we could install new TJI’s to support the load of the second floor framing. They were then sistered to the existing joists, which enabled us to take out the sag in the downstairs ceiling. We also had to redo all the upstairs plumbing because of the new design. All the new drains had to run perpendicular to the joists by drilling passages through the joists so they met the main drain. The result is a beautiful bathroom set in blues with very effective visual counterpoints that are also essential to the proper function of the room.
Photos by Tommy Kile
4 file(s) - Uploaded by: mich7447
Created: Aug 23, 2014 | Flag
Total Ratings: 10
redone bathroom with a Moroccan tile walk in shower with teak wood shower set and a reclaimed wood vanity