The Beach Bathroom Reveal

The demolition of the bathroom started on July 7, 2014 and began as a simple project to replace the old cast iron bath tub with a shower and tile.  What it became was a complete removal of walls and the subfloor.  Such is the case with a 100 year old beach house.

Rebuilding everything became the smart move as we now have a spa-like bathroom with all new electrical, lights, plumbing, fixtures, walls and floor.  The thing I am most proud of in this project is that we did EVERYTHING ourselves.  No contractors or handyman.  It tooks us 9 months to the day as we hammered in the last piece of hardwood flooring on April 8, 2015.  

I am also pleased that we salvaged or up cycled the tub, tile, lights, flooring, vanity, mirror, sink & faucet.  The toilet, shower pan, tub & shower faucet and bead board were all new.  With our labor and salvaged materials, the total budget was right under $2,500 for finished project.

The goal of the remodel was to upgrade the quality of the bathroom as well as create a space that could have existed in 1915 when the house was built.  We used a salvaged clawfoot tub from the tear down of a 1920s house, subway tile, Douglas fir for the ceiling & vanity top, bead board walls to create the era or reference existing details in the house.  We used a salvaged map of nearby Willapa Bay that was pinned to the wall when we bought the house as art work.  

Here is a photo journey of our beach bathroom remodel with a before, during and final product.  Thanks for sharing this journey with us- it’s been one of the most satisfying projects we have ever done and the first from design, to complete tear down to rebuild.

Before 

  

The design 

The Demoliation

   

                 

The Final Bathroom Reveal

 

  

  

  

  

    

     

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