Location: Chatham NJ, 07928
While this 1980s master bath was fully functional, its age was evident in both style and wear. So, Monk’s remodeled the space to create a larger shower area by removing a linen closet and soffit. A dual sink vanity was also part of the homeowner’s wish list.
Because this master bath was located above the garage, the floor was very cold in the winter months. A programmable heated floor mat was installed under the faux wood porcelain floor tile so the homeowner would always have warm feet, no matter what the temperature was outside.
Monk’s installed additional insulation between the back shower wall and the adjoining attic space. In addition to the underfloor heating, this extra insulation will help decrease temperature fluctuation.
After the programmable underfloor heat mat was laid, Monk’s installed the porcelain tile. This tile has the look of hardwood with all the benefits of porcelain such as moisture resistance and easy cleaning.
We prepped the walls to accommodate the new medicine cabinets and lighting. Then we installed and leveled the new vanity. New low-flow Toto toilet was also installed.
Afterwards, we installed the shower tile. The tile installation was a bit tricky with the bump-out, so the bull-nosed edge pieces needed to be secured while they set.
The completed shower incorporated marble tile and marble shelving, accent tile and a built-in shampoo niche.