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David M. Levesque

Phone: (503) 784-5515

PO Box 2132

Oregon City, OR 97045

Dave@PortlandBathRepair.com

 

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Tepley Bathroom Makeover


 
   

Removed the cracked fiberglass surround & found severe dry rot.

 Removed bathroom mirror exposing an existing drywall patch that needed correction for a smaller custom mirror to take its place.

 

 Exterior view of bath.
     
 Full extent of cracked fiberglass tub surround revealed.  Both wood & galvanized plumbing was affected.   Additional photo of water damage.

 Repairs to dry rot damage with new lumber, new waterlines & shower valve. 

This included vinyl Pex plumbing lines. 

New insulation added.

 

     

New framing on shower which included new window framing.

 New tub installed & Hardi backer flooring which is used for tile underlay.   Several dry wall patches in process.

 

New floor tile & toilet installed.

     

Full view of new shower tile with accent stripe prior to grouting. 

New rain glass dual pane window for privacy & additional light.

Custom built in shampoo shelf.

New vanity installed with granite countertop, new sink & custom framed mirror, new trim, switches, plugs & sconce lighting.  Custom painted door to bring the

new paint colors all together with a POP!

 

     

 New vanity installed over the toilet for additional storage.

 

New vanity with custom hardware.

New vent register & baseboard trim. 
     
 While onsite we removed several original single hung style pane window & saved existing interior & exterior trim replacing them with new.

Retro fit new energy efficient single hung dual pane window with grids,

reinstalled original trim.

 

Columbia City Master Bath/Laundry Room Overview

With this client we took an existing open floor bathroom/laundry room combination and converted it to the next level!  A dream custom master bath with attached separate laundry room all the while adding tons of additional storage. As work progressed the clients vision changed.  Minor alterations to the original design concept was made as per client request.  This resulted in jobsite change orders that were approved by the client prior to work being completed.  IE backsplash, relocating can lights, tile layout, shampoo shelf and adding tile instead of carpet to utility closet. 

 

Client Goals

-More closet space

-Larger shower

-Additional sink

-Additional vanity storage

-Seperate washer/dryer space

-Additional storage for washer / dryer area

-New trim stained to match both vanity and rest of home

-Last, but not least, the client wanted an experienced contractor from a trusted source to complete her dream remodel.  She found us on Angie's list with an "A" rating and gave us a call.

Columbia City Master Bath/Laundry Room Before

Original entryway & lay out

 

 

Original laundry & heating system

 

 

Original overview of lay out

(tape designates items to be removed)

 

 
Original lay out Original shower enclosure  

Columbia City Master Bath/Laundry Room During

Demo day one - Team member Richard removing original bathroom closet.

 

 

Damage was found behind vanity when it was removed.  A change order was approved for removal of black mold.

 

Co-owner John Levesque consulting with client regarding their request for first design concept change.

 

New plumbing lay out for vanity one and stackable style washer dryer.

 

Exposed plumbing after demo,

previously washer dryer area.

 

Tear out complete.

 

 

Reframing begins.  New shower wall lay out & vanity area along with framing for new custom storage area.

 

 

Drywall repairs to vanity area along with a relocated closet flrange for toilet to maximize the space for a larger shower pan & vanity.

 

Enclosed alcove for stackable washer dryer.  Will feature custom stained louver doors for improved ventilation.

 

 

Upgraded lighting, electrical & heating system.  Picture shows can lights, heater box assembly light switch with Decora toggles.

 

Code approved tile backer board for moisture barrier in new shower area.

 

 

 

Finished drywall, texture & paint. Floor is prepped for new 12x12 porcelain tile.

 

 

 

 
Team members Dwayne & Doug setting the custom shower tile. Completed phase one custom shower tile with cut out for shampoo shelf.  

Columbia City Master Bath/Laundry Room Finishing Stages

     

Finished shower tile with bullnose edging & shampoo shelf prior to grouting.

 

 

 

New toilet with finished tile work prior to shower door install.  Custom shampoo shelf with chrome oval accessories.

 

 

 

New Panasonic Whisper Quiet vent fan.  Vanity, trim & doors all stained to match.  New thermostat controlled wall heater for more efficient heating, custom lighting to really brighten things up.

 

     

New seamless contemporary shower door enclosures with 3/8" glass & chrome finish.  Client chose clear over ran glass finish in order to view the gorgeous new tile work.

 

Quartz counters, custom stained vanity with dual oval lavs.  Vanities feature soft close drawers with tilt out soap trays.

 

 

 

 

Shower drain installed, new pantry & entry doors with chrome oval handle.  All wood stained to match for polished finish.

 

 

 

 

     
New louvered doors for laundry area to help improve ventilation.

Pantry for additional custom storage area.

 

Completed stained to match trim on bathroom window.

Highland Project Overview

The client on this project wanted to utilize their space, modernize the bathroom, improve the heating functionality, improve storage capability, improve water pressure, add ventilation, and get rid of the old pink sink. The photographs on the right show the progress, and the explanations on the left illustrate how we helped them achieve their goal.

 

This project also revealed extensive water damage and insect problems. We replaced an exterior wall, remodeled another bathroom below the pictured room, and repaired several interior walls. In addition we made sure the electrical and plumbing upgrades were done correctly. The client saved thousands of dollars by repairing other problems before the damage could spread.

 

Our client followed-up after the project, "Your team exceeded our expectations. Your guidance, dedication, and trust are rare in today's world. We couldn't be happier with the results, quality, and cost."

Highland Project Details

  • New Medicine Cabinet - Installed 3-panel medicine cabinet that allows twice as much storage, and now two people can use the bathroom simultaneously.
  • Built In Cabinets - Replaced old cabinet with built-in cabinet with frosted glass front.  Roll out drawers and the custom fit doubled the amount of usable space. 
  • Vanity - New vanity increases storage space, updated the appearance, and improved water pressure.
  • Lighting - Added three recessed lights to reduce shadows. Includes light above shower.  Two new sconces provide more even light when spending time at the mirror.
  • Plumbing - Replaced iron plumbing with wirsbo pipes.  Increased water pressure twofold and reduced chance for leaks.
  • Bath Tub and Shower - Replaced old bath tub.  Added subway tile in shower, new fixtures, and built-in shampoo shelf.
  • Floor Tile - Hexagon stone floor tiles provide the look and feel of the home's era. Cove tiles around base connects it to the shower.
  • Heated Floor - Installed heated floor to warm the room since it's built over a basement.  Set on a timer and has a wall thermostat.
  • Toilet - Added a low water flow toilet to provide savings on water bill.
  • Fixtures - Chrome sink features, wall fixtures, and shower fixtures improve the function and feel of the bathroom. 
  • Insect and Water Damage - Large section of walls and floor were completely replaced down to the foundation where ants and water had ruined the supports.

Day 1 - The pink bathroom is about to be retired.
Day 2 - The bathroom is torn down to the foundation.
Day 3 - Water and insect damage is found (surprise).
Day 4 - The floor and walls are repaired and the new bathtub is installed.
Day 5 - The floor is prepped for heated floor installation.
Day 6 - Pipes are moved to allow the new medicine cabinet.
Day 7 - New drywall is added, and the walls are textured.
Day 8 - The walls are painted.
Day 9 - The built-in cabinet is put into position.
Day 10 - The heated floor is put in place.
Day 11 - The tile is put down over the heated floor.
Day 12 - All of the new lights are in position.