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Bathroom Remodel : Kew Gardens, New York

This dilapidated bathroom was on its last leg. The wall tile was being held together with duct tape. The floor tiles were separated from the rotted subfloor. The electrical was none functional and the displaced baseboard heater, which took up shelter under the pedestal sink, was definitely in need of a new home. The transformation of this bathroom would involve a gut renovation that would replace the walls, ceiling, electrical, and plumbing fixtures. .

The Issue:

  • Small dilapidated space
  • Rotted subfloor
  • Displaced baseboard heater
  • Non-working electrical system

The Mission:

  • To upgrade this battered space into a modern, functional bathroom.

The Design:

A black wall-mounted wood vanity adorned with a contrasting white porcelain sink would be the focal point of the design. The displaced baseboard heater would be relocated and replaced with a more modern counterpart. The tub walls would be transformed with 12 x 16 polished white carrara marble while 3 x 6 honed cararra would be installed behind the sink and toilet. A clear glass tub partition would serve as a functional enclosure from the water dispensed by the chrome Delta rain shower head. A 50 inch framed mirror would replace the medicine cabinet and the floor would be a 12 x 24 contrasting grey porcelain installed in a simple subway pattern. Three inch chrome-trimmed recessed lights would complete the transformation.

The Construction:

The bathroom was completely gutted with the exception of the tub. A new Delta shower body was installed for functionality. New electrical wiring was added to support new recessed lighting and a GFI outlet by the sink. A new bathroom fan vented through the exterior wall was also installed to control moisture. The waste line for the sink was reconfigured to allow for a floating vanity. The hot water baseboard heater was relocated to the opposite wall. Cement board was installed in the tub area while moisture resistant drywall was installed everywhere else. The toilet flange and the rotted subfloor were replaced with ¾ inch plywood which was then cemented and leveled. See the "before" and "after" transformation in the photos shown above.

Posted Comments

"This is exactly what I have in mind for my bath reno schedule for next year. The floors will be black and grey/white. I would also add some black to the walls as wells. I hope I can get someone to do exactly this for me. And my current bath looks almost like the before picture of this bathrooom"
July 2, 2013
pattie boo - New York
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"Gorgeous remodel Just perfect!"
June 24, 2013
Kellie Lyn - Springfield, OH
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June 21, 2013
pmapbrown - Memphis, TN
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"This space is finished, crisp and modern. It's fantastic! The only thing I'd do is add some art and a rug to bring in a few hits of colour. Gorgeous, I love it!"
June 21, 2013
Jadis - New York, NY
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"Certainly a great renovation....the before was awful. For me, it's just lacks personality and is quite sterile looking. Different mirror and accessories could have served the space better, IMHO"
June 21, 2013
CJS_216 - New England
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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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