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Home remodel #3: Guest Bathroom

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Blog entry by dbray45 posted 02-12-2021 09:34 PM 534 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The 2nd bathroom went away, became the pantry. So, created the guest bathroom in what was a bedroom

This was a little bit of work – Mommy was not pleased

Started coming together after getting the plumber and inspector done

One of the neat things we did was what is behind the panel – Moen electronics
The panel is all PVC. Milled the rails and stiles at a slower speed and then wiped them with alcohol to smooth things out.

This is what it looks like now. The sink drawers are not done, so no pictures but everything is operational.
I hate tile work but, hey, someone has to do it!

-- David in Palm Bay, FL



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#1 posted 02-12-2021 09:35 PM

This bathroom is on the generator and the Moen has additional battery backup. I did the replacement rebar and cement, the plumber did the cutting and removing. Except for about 8 feet on each end, we removed the plumbing from the old bathroom and added the plumbing for the new kitchen. We all but cut the floor of the house in half. We had to be very careful not to break the slab.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#2 posted 02-27-2021 02:44 PM

The knee wall has a handicapped bar on the other to help transfer from a wheelchair (if required) and, as I found this week, if your back is complaining from a compressed disk or two.

Makes dealing with what life throws at you a little easier.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#3 posted 02-27-2021 03:06 PM

I was going to complement you on you easy to get in shower. I built a sort of handicapped bathroom might be hard with a wheel chair not big as it should be but I put in one of those tubs with the door in the side. The plumber got into lots of work as most of this house is on slab. Lol not sure why but the floor was 16 inches thick full of rebar. I think the house is floating on the slab. One of the other bathrooms has a walk in shower but not a good like you have. Mine is a commercial fibreglass unit with about a three inch lip to get over to get in. I cannot get in and out of a regular bathtub after the wreck. Lol I bought the house basically for the fact it was a large bungalow with a four foot wide staircase down, one step up to get in a attached garage, and the walk in shower. In the process of making the rest the way I want it because depending on which doctor I listen to either I will be in a chair early or just the regular chance time. So on that note opening up the doorways to 36 inches wide as well. I really like you bathroom a perfect one to get around in enough space and a flat in shower! Great work!

Regards

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#4 posted 02-28-2021 08:34 PM

My daughter is in a wheelchair so we have have been very aware of the do s and don’ts of what people think is accessible and what really is

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#5 posted 03-06-2021 05:36 PM

The shower base is a Freedom shower pan.

https://www.freedomshowers.com/Accessible-Barrier-Free-Shower-Pans

I used the tile-redi pan for the master shower. Both have advantages and not so desirable attributes.

Freedomshowers has nice seats, handrails, all kinds of ways to spend your money. Takes a bunch of research and something you may want to look into if you plan to age in place. After you need it is the time you have less money. I found that if a doctor writes a “script” for the changes, much of the cost has positive tax ramifications – something to look into as well. I did all of this before I found this out.

The idea is to maintain a safe home for your family for the long term.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#6 posted 04-09-2021 09:14 PM

Nice work and wonderful room, so much space.
Love the big shower space.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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