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      01-05-2020, 05:51 AM   #661
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Finally finished our remodel of the world's smallest 3/4 bath. Just 32 sqft. A real challenge for 2 people to work in there together and not kill each-other. Did all the work ourselves including building the vanity and milling our own base molding from some mahogany that we salvaged from elsewhere in the house. The only thing we had professionally done was loading up the truck with the demolition debris and hauling it away to the dump!

Had to buy a wide angle lens attachment for my iPhone to get better shots of the "after" results. Wishing I had it earlier for the "before". You cant really tell from the before photos but the ceiling of the old shower was dropped a foot. Made it like a little pink tile cave in there. Terrible. We did manage to recondition and save the original 1965 light above the vanity, the light in the shower, and the wash towel holder to the left of the mirror.

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Great work!

Both bathrooms we have are on the list, too, with the master getting a small extension so we can actually fit a dual sink vanity in there.

I like the wallpaper - we're going with terrazzo tiles and a wallpaper feature wall in our guest bath.

We're actually going to be putting pink (not Pepto, more grapefruit) back into our master. Inspiration was from the Eichler Palms master bath:
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Great job! Wallpaper is not my taste, but it all looks great![/QUOT]

Ha! Don't hate on my Dr. Seuss on mushrooms wallpaper. Yeah, it was admittedly a bold choice but whatever, we will love it and whomever buys the house form us can rip it out on day 1 if they want.
My wife and I have been together for 15 years and owned 5 houses. I don't mind renovating but hate moving, the last house I refused to put the quarter round down in the kitchen and a few other finishing touches for over a year because I knew as soon as I did she'd want to sell and move. The newest house I've ever lived in was about 70 years old, the rest have all been over 100. We live in a historic town (Niagara on the Lake), right next to the Niagara River, I can see Fort Niagara in Youngstown New York from my front porch. We love it here and I'd really like to stay. Property values have doubled in the last 5 years since we bought, I'm hoping my wife doesn't lose her mind again.
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Great work!

Both bathrooms we have are on the list, too, with the master getting a small extension so we can actually fit a dual sink vanity in there.

I like the wallpaper - we're going with terrazzo tiles and a wallpaper feature wall in our guest bath.

We're actually going to be putting pink (not Pepto, more grapefruit) back into our master. Inspiration was from the Eichler Palms master bath:
Oh man, you know I'm a sucker for anythgin Eichler! Cant wait to see you take that one one!

We thought about extending that tiny bathroom but ultimately backed off on the idea. The house was very smartly designed with literally every plumbing fixture for 2 bathrooms and the laundry room sharing a single drain line. Bumping the bathroom wall out to gain us a few extra feet of space would have meant moving that main trunk over a few feet and relocating the drains for a tub, shower, 2 sinks, 2 toilets, washing machine, and laundry sink. Oh, and literally EVERY supply and drain line in the house is copper! Even the vent stacks are copper. No kidding. Copper prices must have been rock bottom in 1965. Can you imagine wandering into Home Depot today to grab a 3 inch diameter solid copper pipe to use as a vent stack?

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Oh man, you know I'm a sucker for anythgin Eichler! Cant wait to see you take that one one!
The master bath project will be a year or two down the road, but I'll post pics!

You should check out the "desert Eichlers" - this developer (https://kudproperties.com/) bought the rights to some original Eichler/Anshen and Allen floor plans and built a new Eichler neighborhood in Palm Springs. Pretty cool - the husband/wife team from HGTV Stay or Sell owns that Eichler Palms house and rent it out on Air BnB.


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We thought about extending that tiny bathroom but ultimately backed off on the idea. The house was very smartly designed with literally every plumbing fixture for 2 bathrooms and the laundry room sharing a single drain line. Bumping the bathroom wall out to gain us a few extra feet of space would have meant moving that main trunk over a few feet and relocating the drains for a tub, shower, 2 sinks, 2 toilets, washing machine, and laundry sink. Oh, and literally EVERY supply and drain line in the house is copper! Even the vent stacks are copper. No kidding. Copper prices must have been rock bottom in 1965. Can you imagine wandering into Home Depot today to grab a 3 inch diameter solid copper pipe to use as a vent stack?

Good lord, no. A lot of things were "better" and a lot of things were "worse" back in the mid-60s, I reckon. It would be an interesting time travel experience, though, I have no doubt.

Thankfully for us, this bathroom extension shouldn't require relocating any major plumbing.
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You should check out the "desert Eichlers" - this developer (https://kudproperties.com/) bought the rights to some original Eichler/Anshen and Allen floor plans and built a new Eichler neighborhood in Palm Springs. Pretty cool - the husband/wife team from HGTV Stay or Sell owns that Eichler Palms house and rent it out on Air BnB.
Headed to Palm Springs in March for our annual "get out of the rain and get some sun" adventure. Will have to go check that out. Thanks for the tip!
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Headed to Palm Springs in March for our annual "get out of the rain and get some sun" adventure. Will have to go check that out. Thanks for the tip!
It's pricey, IIRC - but they've got it full of legit Eames/Knoll/Pearson/etc furniture and such.

I'm betting there are others in the neighborhood that are also vacation rentals, though.

If we ever build again, the house WILL have a central courtyard and tons of glass like most of the Eichlers do.
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Not sure why I never posted these. From awhile back we decided we needed a bridge to get to other side of property. Most the year it's dry but when it rains totally necessary
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I built a new roof for the chickens' coop, and then painted it RED RED WINE (official color) with something I had left in a can that got me 2 good coats. I haven't yet completed "The Penthouse" on top yet, ran out of motivation.

Since I did this, we are probably done with rain for 18-24 months
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This year I'm finally going to completely renovate the bathroom in my condo. I actually am completely disinterested in doing it, but it has to be done. The challenge is my 1 bedroom condo only has 1 bathroom, so a speedy timeline is a necessity. Luckily, I travel for work, and have a LOT of Hyatt points to stay in a local hotel on the weekends without paying any money.

The project will involve relocating the electric-radiant heat from the ceiling (so dumb), to the floor. Even though my hot water heater is under the counter in the kitchen; I'm going to put in a tankless system while there's a plumber involved. Thinking of a wall-mounted vanity to help the small (11' x 5') room feel bigger. My biggest challenge besides time is incorporating as much storage as possible. Of course since I'm a card-carrying audiophile, I'll do my usual 2 zones of audio with a shower zone, and a vanity zone.... With KEF speakers of course!
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This year I'm finally going to completely renovate the bathroom in my condo. I actually am completely disinterested in doing it, but it has to be done. The challenge is my 1 bedroom condo only has 1 bathroom, so a speedy timeline is a necessity. Luckily, I travel for work, and have a LOT of Hyatt points to stay in a local hotel on the weekends without paying any money.

The project will involve relocating the electric-radiant heat from the ceiling (so dumb), to the floor. Even though my hot water heater is under the counter in the kitchen; I'm going to put in a tankless system while there's a plumber involved. Thinking of a wall-mounted vanity to help the small (11' x 5') room feel bigger. My biggest challenge besides time is incorporating as much storage as possible. Of course since I'm a card-carrying audiophile, I'll do my usual 2 zones of audio with a shower zone, and a vanity zone.... With KEF speakers of course!
How about the shitter? If you have an enclosed "water closet" you'll need a shitter zone too.
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This year I'm finally going to completely renovate the bathroom in my condo. I actually am completely disinterested in doing it, but it has to be done. The challenge is my 1 bedroom condo only has 1 bathroom, so a speedy timeline is a necessity. Luckily, I travel for work, and have a LOT of Hyatt points to stay in a local hotel on the weekends without paying any money.

The project will involve relocating the electric-radiant heat from the ceiling (so dumb), to the floor. Even though my hot water heater is under the counter in the kitchen; I'm going to put in a tankless system while there's a plumber involved. Thinking of a wall-mounted vanity to help the small (11' x 5') room feel bigger. My biggest challenge besides time is incorporating as much storage as possible. Of course since I'm a card-carrying audiophile, I'll do my usual 2 zones of audio with a shower zone, and a vanity zone.... With KEF speakers of course!
If that’s an electric tankless you’ll need an electrician as well. When they switch on, they need a lot more juice than tank heaters.
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This year I'm finally going to completely renovate the bathroom in my condo. I actually am completely disinterested in doing it, but it has to be done. The challenge is my 1 bedroom condo only has 1 bathroom, so a speedy timeline is a necessity. Luckily, I travel for work, and have a LOT of Hyatt points to stay in a local hotel on the weekends without paying any money.

The project will involve relocating the electric-radiant heat from the ceiling (so dumb), to the floor. Even though my hot water heater is under the counter in the kitchen; I'm going to put in a tankless system while there's a plumber involved. Thinking of a wall-mounted vanity to help the small (11' x 5') room feel bigger. My biggest challenge besides time is incorporating as much storage as possible. Of course since I'm a card-carrying audiophile, I'll do my usual 2 zones of audio with a shower zone, and a vanity zone.... With KEF speakers of course!
How about the shitter? If you have an enclosed "water closet" you'll need a shitter zone too.
The entire room is only 11'x5' so no separate shitter zone is required. The theory of the separate shower zone is that I don't have to have the speakers by the vanity playing when I'm in the shower, and vice versa.
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This year I'm finally going to completely renovate the bathroom in my condo. I actually am completely disinterested in doing it, but it has to be done. The challenge is my 1 bedroom condo only has 1 bathroom, so a speedy timeline is a necessity. Luckily, I travel for work, and have a LOT of Hyatt points to stay in a local hotel on the weekends without paying any money.

The project will involve relocating the electric-radiant heat from the ceiling (so dumb), to the floor. Even though my hot water heater is under the counter in the kitchen; I'm going to put in a tankless system while there's a plumber involved. Thinking of a wall-mounted vanity to help the small (11' x 5') room feel bigger. My biggest challenge besides time is incorporating as much storage as possible. Of course since I'm a card-carrying audiophile, I'll do my usual 2 zones of audio with a shower zone, and a vanity zone.... With KEF speakers of course!
If that's an electric tankless you'll need an electrician as well. When they switch on, they need a lot more juice than tank heaters.
I'll need an electrician for the heating and lighting in the bathroom anyway, but I've looked into the demands of the tankless unit and the existing circuit is good to go. Keep in mind it's only a 750 ft^2 condo with 1 bathroom and 1 resident (me). A small unit has all the capacity needed for the application.

Rheem 240V Heating Chamber RTEX-13 Residential Tankless Water Heater https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NAUZJPE..._7FMhEb00FAQ80
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Our latest house is a new build, but it was already completed when we purchased so we're making a few changes. The kitchen felt very constricted due to a lack of counter space because the cabinets are so deep and mounted so low. We also didn't care for the dark backsplash when the rest of the house is light tones.

Kitchen before:


Demo and relocate under cabinet lighting:


Patched and ready:


Lining up the first row:


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First iteration completed. Discovered the new lights don't extend past the shelves to light the counters:


Swapped the lights and added a knife block:


Added a mini herb garden and wood paneling for the bunker above the hood. Finished!
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Here's a few recent before afters on my latest project. This one killed me. I moved the kitchen, added 1.5 bathrooms, headers everywhere.
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Our latest house is a new build, but it was already completed when we purchased so we're making a few changes. The kitchen felt very constricted due to a lack of counter space because the cabinets are so deep and mounted so low. We also didn't care for the dark backsplash when the rest of the house is light tones.

Very well done! I really like the shelves in lieu of the cabinets. The tile looks way better than the mosaic.
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When I get around to finishing it I'll post some pictures of the closet I am redoing for the wife. Took out all of the wire shelving, fresh paint, oak built in desk and shelving.
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We've got a loud babbling creek on our property so we built a 20 x 10 man cave next to it to light a fire, play games listen to the creek or watch tv in. Outside of it is 85% done (it's winter here) inside is pretty much done.
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We've got a loud babbling creek on our property so we built a 20 x 10 man cave next to it to light a fire, play games listen to the creek or watch tv in. Outside of it is 85% done (it's winter here) inside is pretty much done.
Nicely done! I'm considering buying the lot next to me and either building a tree house or a platform and putting a yert on it. This motivates me. Digging the black subway tile.
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