Last post we showed the process of demolishing the bathroom back to the studs. Once we had the floor and walls away we were able to replace a lot of the underlying infrastructure – new pipes, new wiring and the ability to move the main structures in the room.
Here you can see where we’ve plumbed not only new wiring through the wall but also the option for gas and venting to add our fancy new laundry facilities. Why the laundry in the bathroom? Well it would have been nice to put it in the basement but the models we chose were too big to get through the street hatch! Having the gas and water line through the Bathroom wall made a lot of sense though and allowed us to vent through the main chimney (which you can see through the internal window)
New walls also meant a chance for better waterproofing on the shower recess, we found poor maintenance had caused water damage in multiple places around the house.
With the walls in it was time for new tiles! Again I had chosen thematic traditional Victorian tiles, modern versions of choices popular when the house was built.
More subway tiling on the walls; they’re the classic Brooklyn look so clean and white.
Adding black trim at both the floor and the chair rail really added impact for very little money; by buying the trim tiles in small boxes we were able to cut down the overages required.
Since I like a bath each morning the shower bathroom was going to be primarily Scott’s bathroom and so he chose this slightly more masculine double vanity that goes perfectly with the dark tiles. The only downside is the beautiful black Marble top which made this vanity… a little heavy and required 3 people to get it up 4 flights of stairs. Woops.
Some paint and trim and the bathroom was looking good as new!
What says “dream bathroom” better than a Toto Washlet! The ultimate in bathroom luxury from Japan with back and front washing functions and a heated seat – great for NYC winter!
Time for some final touches: Here we added in the laundry facilities, an amazing barn door style shower door and this heated vent lamp.
Over the sink we chose mirrors and hardware that matched the second floor bathroom as well as this oh so Brooklyn industrial chandelier.
Here we see the finished product as seen from the doorway. I love how the toilet is hidden behind the door. All in all a really successful project and the results are stellar.