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This bathroom in an 150 year old home in Chatham, NJ was looking pretty good for its age. This three-piece, first-floor bathroom featured a shower which wasn’t being used by the homeowners. We were able to increase the utility of the room for the homeowners by converting the shower into a custom linen closet. We re-tiled the floor and installed a new toilet and pedestal sink that made the room beautiful as well as functional.
When remodeling an older home you never know what you’ll find. We have learned to expect the unexpected and this bathroom renovation didn’t disappoint. During the shower conversion process we discovered that the bathroom was sitting on four layers of sub-floor. We took the bathroom down to the original framing and re-framed the floor to make it level. A single new sub-floor was installed and then the new tile was installed over top.
Converting shower uncovered 4 layers of sub-floor
After sheet-rocking the closet to convert it from a shower, our Monk’s team created a custom linen closet. Custom-built doors were created to best accommodate the existing space from the converted shower.
Converting shower to closet Completed, custom closet
The existing wall tile was in good condition and complimented the look of the upgraded bathroom. There was a built-in soap dispenser and toothbrush holder that the homeowner wanted taken down. These were carefully removed to retain as much of the wall tile as possible. A backsplash using the herringbone floor tile was installed to patch where the accessories were removed.
The room was repaired where needed and freshly painted to complete the renovation. Take a look at other bathroom remodeling projects we’ve completed in our bathroom remodeling photo gallery. You can also view a video of a 7-day bathroom renovation we did in Chatham, NJ.
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