Penny's barrier-free bathroom

  • We removed the ceramic tiled tub enclosure and the backerboard.

  • The steel baked on enamel bathtub was also removed.

  • The foundation was recessed to convert the bathtub drain to a shower drain line.

  • The shower faucet was removed along with all the plumbing.

  • The new plumbing was raised and the faucet was installed.

  • The walls were reinforced with 2 x 4s as needed.

  • The shower pan installation was next.

  • Reinforcements for the grab bars were installed.

  • Installation of the water and mold proof backerboard was next.

  • Followed by tape and floating with thinset mortar and fiberglass tape.

  • The tile was then installed. The tile installed was 3/4" x 3/4” glass mosaic tile.

  • The rollin shower floor tile was 2” x 2” ceramic mosaic, the color was Snow white.

  • Also installed was a custom-built mosaic shampoo niche.

  • Grout used on this project was Snow white.

  • The single handle faucet is stainless steel.

  • Final installation of the shower head and faucet trimmings.

  • The two showerheads were installed( fixed and hand-held).

  • The locations of the grab bars were located in positions where the client could maneuver independently.

  • The ceiling and walls in the bathroom were tape and floated, primed, and painted ( two coats).

  • The vanity mirror was replaced with a white beaded board wall-mounted mirror.

  • The commode installed is an ADA approved unit.

  • The countertop, vanity, and lavatory faucet were replaced.

  • New custom built vanity and above toilet cabinet were installed.

  • Accessories installed were clear towel bars robe hook, paper dispenser.

  • Also installed was a frameless brushed nickel sliding shower door.

  • The bathroom floor was tiled in 12" x 12" white ceramic tile in a running bond pattern.

  • The small 24" bathroom door was replaced with a 36" pocket door, the largest possible. The hallway closet was converted to bathroom space making this bathroom about 20% larger and allowing a larger shower.

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