This bathroom remodel and renovation project was done for Tim and Karen S. of Lakewood, Ohio. This home was originally built in 1923 using construction techniques typical with that era, by using lath and plaster. The room was tested for lead prior to beginning and found to be lead free by Remodel Me Today’s EPA certified tester. The room was then gutted to the studs and all debris was hauled away to dump site.
RMT then began systematically putting the room back together. They began by installing a new exhaust fan with containing a light and heat option. All exterior walls and ceiling had no insulation in them. RMT added an R-19 insulation throughout to improve overall efficiency of the bathroom. After the insulation was installed, they then covered it with a moisture/vapor barrier to eliminate any water infiltration from the shower tile area.
The drywall was then hung finished and painted. New trim was installed and painted. Then the room was tiled to the clients specifications using 12 by 12 tiles on the floor area and eight by 20 tiles used on the walls. RMT also used glass tiles as an accent all the way around the room and a beautiful tile chair rail above the glass treatment. A custom nook was built for the client to place bath essentials in.
At the beginning of the project the client informed RMT that their soil stack in the basement was also leaking. Through RMT’s network of professional tradesmen, they contacted one of their associate plumbers and had them address the cracked stack in the basement.