Advice on redoing a small bathroom.

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It has a small shower, sink and toilet.

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Jun 13, 2018


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  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jun 13, 2018
    I personally love the herringbone and zigzag. These are peel and stick wallpapers for the bathroom. Fun walls, plain accessories. Spectacular, I think.
    A smile, most certainly.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jun 13, 2018
    DIYnetwork.com and HGTV.com and Pinterest.com will have lots of ideas and suggestions on what is possible.... what you do and how much it costs depends on the budget and what you really want to end up with.... print off the ideas you like...
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  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Jun 13, 2018
    Ok, First, pick everything out. Tile for floor, (heat for under the floor), grout color for floor, tile for shower walls, decorative tile (if you want), grout color for shower wall, tile for shower floor, grout color for shower floor, transition piece for doorway, transition piece for shower, shower hardware (showerhead, rainhead, handheld, jets, valve trim, diverter, drain cover and any other fancy thing you can find), baskets or something to put soap, shampoo, etc in, lights for shower, enclosure for shower (glass, curtain, etc), vanity(s), knobs and pulls, countertop(s), sink(s), faucet(s), medicine cabinet(s), light(s) for over sink, exhaust fan, toilet, towel bar(s), hand towel ring, toilet paper holder, hooks, cabinet (or shelf) for over the toilet (if you want), paint color, window covering (if there's one).
    When choosing all of this, as you make a selection keep a sample of it to compare with the next thing you look for, that way things don't clash. I personally like granite for my counters, I also get the transition piece for the doorway and shower and the showerseat in that same granite.
    The exhaust fan is another thing I always get the same. It is the NuTone QTXN Series Very Quiet 110 CFM Ceiling Exhaust Fan with Heater, Light Nightlight. It does require a special switch that usually is not included. It is expensive, but well worth it.
    Keep in mind there are quite a few more things you will need. But these are the ones that will be seen.
    Here are some examples that will give you an idea of what I was talking about.
    Second, you will have to remove everything down to the studs and subfloor. Clean everything. Check for water damage to floor and walls. Replace anything that is wet or rotted. Also check for mold, since everything is open, now is a good time to make sure an old leak didn't cause any problems.
    Water is so destructive!
    Third, while everything is open, make sure the electric is where you need it (light switches (wall and shower), lights (wall and shower), exhaust fan and switch, sockets, etc. In some of my homes I've also put toe kick heaters that connect to my heating boiler that way we don't need a heating run in the bathroom, they tend to rust. The toe kick heater requires electric under the vanity if you put one in. A heated floor also requires electric.
    Run wire for heated floor.
    Make sure all plumbing is where it is needed. Put all shower valves put in the wall. Run the plumbing for all pieces (showerhead, rainhead, handheld, jets, etc). Pressure test to check for leaks if you can.
    Make sure hvac duct is run. Even if you have a boiler, you still need air conditioning.
    Run duct work for exhaust fan. It's best to duct it outside.
    If the bathroom is on an outside wall, make sure that there is plenty of insulation in the wall and around any windows. If your home is one story, also make sure the ceiling or roof has insulation. With all insulation, make sure you have the proper clearance from all electric,
    Another thing I like to do in my bathrooms is put sound proofing insulation in the interior walls (definitely not necessary).
    Then start putting everything back in. Green board and cement board (shower). Then tile for floors, then medicine cabinet, then tile for walls, then toilet, vanity, etc.

  • Diana Deiley Diana Deiley on Jun 13, 2018
    I'd paint the ceiling and all the trim a semi gloss bright white, install all white fixtures, then add a calming color to the walls (Valspar's Oyster Pearl) and add complementary (or seasonal) pops of color with your linens. Best of luck.