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Bathroom Remodel : Flushing, New York

This bathroom remodel called for a conversion from a cast-iron tub to a custom ceramic shower. The original space was small and dilapidated. It was certain that the remodel would call for a complete gut renovation.

The Issue:

  • Small dilapidated space
  • Old cast-iron tub
  • Flush-o-meter toilet
  • Inadequate electric

The Mission:

  • To convert this outdated small studio bathroom to a modern, sleek space with a custom ceramic shower.

The Design:

Glossy, light-colored, 12 x 24 wall tiles were placed in a horizontal orientation from floor to ceiling while a dark marble mosaic serves as an ascent at the mid-point of the wall. A matching 12 x 12 tile was used on the bathroom floor while the shower floor boasts a beautiful basket-weave pattern. A clear, 3/8 inch thick, frameless shower door was used to convey a feeling of space. A frameless, recessed medicine cabinet was added and a modern European-style pedestal sink and toilet completed this sleek look.

The Construction:

The bathroom was completely gutted. The old plumbing for the cast-iron tub was removed and replaced with a 2 inch waste line which is required by code for shower stalls. A shower pan was installed and covered with cement and pitched toward the shower drain. The 1 inch water line for the flush-o-meter toilet was converted to ½ inch copper tube with an angle valve which allowed for a regular tank & bowl toilet to be installed. A GFI outlet was added for functionality and the existing light fixture was changed. Cement board was used for the walls in the shower area while moisture resistant sheetrock was installed everywhere else. The floor was cemented and leveled and the ceramic tiles installed. The installation of the toilet and pedestal sink was much simplified with a level floor. See the "before" and "after" transformation in the photos shown above.

Posted Comments

"Love the sink! Looks great!"
April 1, 2012
ab1979 - South Bend, IN
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"Great tranformation. Beautiful Finish."
April 1, 2012
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Mullings Restoration & Development is a home improvement contractor that performs all interior renovations while specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. Our services include project consultation, architectural design, plumbing, electrical and general construction.


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