Let the Demolition Begin!
The Master Bathroom renovation project which we refer to as "Blatau Residence" is officially under construction as demolition began last week! Since this is a condo project and the previous work that had been completed was done quite poorly, the homeowner wanted to first do total demolition before ordering all the materials and fixtures, so it will be a week or so before the new construction begins. But the good news is the existing conditions are all good and ready for our design to be implemented!
It's always so interesting discovering what is in your floors and walls. It can really unearth how lucky you really are, as was the case in this project where there was no waterproofing membrane at the shower. Just concrete on top of the plywood. Our contractor asked the client if the downstairs neighbor ever complained about leaks, they didn't. The plywood sub-floor also doesn't have signs of dry rot. So lucky.
Hire a good contractor! Don't do work yourself if you don't know what you are doing!! You can have major problems down the road that you could be held responsible for!!!
Take a good long look at these "Before" photos, because before too long, you won't be able to recognize what we've done to the space.