A Complete Bathroom Remodel Delivers Style and Function to a Shenandoah Junction, WV Home
Shenadoah Junction, WV
The homeowners wanted their builder-grade master bathroom totally transformed. Everything had to go: the corner garden tub they never used, the small vanity sink, old tile floor, and the small fiberglass shower unit.
Despite being a total bathroom gut and remodel, there were no major challenges with this project. The new layout remained basically the same as the old, though we did gain some floor space between the tub and shower by replacing the corner tub with a freestanding one. We also replaced all the plumbing, which is typical for an older bath remodel.
There was no homeowner inconvenience with the bathroom being renovated, as there was another bathroom available upstairs, as well as a powder room on the first floor.
Before the Bathroom Renovation
After: A Complete Bathroom Remodel
The clients’ home is a modern, 1990s 2-story colonial in a development with nice, large wooded lots. They were ready to make over the less-than-stellar family bath, which had been outfitted with lower quality fixtures and flooring. The tub and shower were, for the most part, unused, and the family of three wanted a hall bathroom they would actually enjoy using. We designed a beautiful, stylish bathroom that better reflected the family’s lifestyle.
The Execution of the Bathroom Remodel
No bath remodel is “easy,” but a total renovation project can often be less complicated, as it allows the designers and homeowners to start with a blank canvas. That was the case with this Shenandoah Junction WV job, where everything was removed prior to construction. We took out the corner tub, shower and vanity, and pulled up all the old flooring.
Once the space was taken down to its bare bones, we removed one wall section that was originally part of the shower unit. A 42-inch square frameless clear glass shower unit was installed at a 90-degree angle, and we built a 6-inch titled ledge on each side. The shower floor is white mosaic and the walls are a subway pattern white tile. The shower was finished off with a standard shower head and fixtures, as well as a custom-built tiled alcove for bath products.
Other features from the bathroom renovation include:
- A light above the shower.
- New double sink vanity.
- New lighting above the vanity.
- 12×24-inch porcelain tile flooring.
Finally, we installed a freestanding tub. The subway pattern tile was continued on the wall between the shower and tub and over the tub itself. The black and grey glass mosaic accent strip adds a classic look to the room and nicely complements the grey tile flooring.
The result is an attractive remodeled bathroom the entire family can now enjoy.
DuPaul Construction Comments
This project proceeded smoothly and communication with the clients was open and constructive. One of our favorite features is the porcelain tile floor. We like to recommend porcelain to our clients because it is much harder than ceramic and won’t crack as easily if something is dropped on it, such as a hairdryer.
This is now a beautiful, stylish bathroom that’s also practical and functional. The big window lets in a lot of natural light and, coupled with the completely glass shower and lovely white walls, the room now has a warm, inviting feel and look. What was once a bland utilitarian bathroom was renovated to really pop!