This bathroom posed a few challenges for our team. Naturally, we were able to not only overcome them but in the process made a pretty nice bathroom.
This home was built around 1910, and was badly showing it’s age. A water leak had badly damaged the walls and floor. The floor had sagged significantly. Our carpenters spent much time shoring up the existing floor joists and subfloor to flatten the floor and stiffen it up to reduce it’s “bounce.” In addition, the walls were noticeably out of plumb and nowhere near square.
Once the framing was shored up, our plumber replaced some ancient lead piping and our electricians made safe work of replacing the old knob and tube wiring.
After these “behind the scenes” items were addressed, our team did a beautiful job in building a lovely bathroom. One of the quirks of the space is a linen closet which was built into the back wall of the tub/shower. After much discussion about how to protect this delicate area, our cabinet maker had the great idea of making the doors out of teak wood. This wood has been used forever for building boats, so it certainly should hold up in a shower.
Other details include porcelain tile on the floor and space-saving fixtures to make the most of the very small footprint.