We recently had the opportunity to work with a client in Spokane, Washington, who was dealing with a leaky shower grout. This seemingly minor issue had caused significant damage to both the floor and the ceiling below, necessitating a comprehensive renovation.
The first step in our renovation process was to remove the corner soaker tub and tub shower. These fixtures had been in place for a long time and were showing signs of wear and tear. Removing them not only allowed us to address the water damage but also provided us with a blank canvas for the new design.
Next, we turned our attention to the vanity cabinets. These were also removed and replaced with new ones. The new cabinets were not only more aesthetically pleasing but also provided better functionality for the client.
To complement the new vanity cabinets, we installed a beautiful granite countertop. Granite is a durable and stylish material that added a touch of luxury to the bathroom. It is also easy to clean and maintain, making it a practical choice for a bathroom countertop.
The most significant part of the renovation was the installation of a large tile backer cement board shower. The shower floor is a dry-packed mortar over a water proof membrane, which was hand-sloped. This process allows for a completely custom design and ensures a watertight seal, preventing future leaks.
The original issue, the leaky shower grout, had caused damage to the floor and the ceiling downstairs. After removing the damaged areas, we replaced them with a custom mud set shower tile floor and continued the granite from the countertop for a cohesive look.
The result of this renovation was a stunning, functional bathroom that not only addressed the initial problem but also provided the client with a space they could enjoy for years to come. The new design elements, combined with the careful attention to detail in the installation process, ensured that this bathroom would be leak-free and beautiful for many years.