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Bathroom Remodeling Progression Photos

PROJECT: Mir

This was a really fun project! This Apex master bath remodel was demo-ed and prepared for CIS by the homeowners, saving them a nice chunk of change.  They removed the old soaker tub, shower wall tile, mud pan floor that was failing, the old flooring, vanity top, cabinet, toilet, and popcorn ceiling.

Enter CIS

PROJECT: Mir

This is the alcove were the old soaking tub was. The owners have a nice armoire and full-length mirror that will go into this space once we have completed our work for them.

PROJECT: Mir

This is the old shower area. The lower portion of the studs and floor were compromised due to a failing mud poured shower pan and leaking shower door.

Unfortuanlty, this is not uncommon. It is easy to underestimate how much damage a little moisture can wreak when it can go where it doesn’t belong.

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The old vanity area.

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The old vanity area from another point of view.

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Here is a better shot of the amount of damage on the floor. We removed all the delaminated and damaged plywood and replaced the framing members that were rotted as well.

PROJECT: Mir

A custom pre-sloped tile ready pan is set. Backerboard and waterproofing treatment is applied (that’s the yellow hue on the wall). All the seems are taped with fiberglass mesh and thinset, then covered again after they dry with the elastomeric waterproofing membrane we apply.

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A careful layout is a key to a great tile job. We made sure the bullnose tile trim wasn’t going to end above the door casing.

The recessed niche is trimmed and completed with a handy inset shelf. The white band is a “bridge” piece we install that allows us to install all the heavy tile first, and then add the glass inlay with perfect control and accuracy.

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Tile with bullnose edge trim is almost complete. We have installed the glass inlay. You can see that while the shower tile work is ongoing, we are finishing the sheetrock and spackle getting the room ready for the homeowners to paint.

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Sheetrock work is almost completed to “paint ready”, in this shot you can see that we have the floor tile down and the new trim installed.

PROJECT: Mir

Sheetrock work is almost completed to “paint ready”, in this shot you can see that we have the floor tile down and the new trim installed.

PROJECT: Mir

New vanity, (soft close doors and drawers) granite top and lavatory faucets.

PROJECT: Mir

New vanity, (soft close doors and drawers) granite top and lavatory faucets.

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Vanity, granite top, and lavatory faucets. You can see the new toilet in this shot as well.

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Tiled shower floor and walls completed, granite threshold matches the new vanity top…so cool!

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Tile niche, glass inlay.

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Completed tile shower, waiting for glass door system.

PROJECT: Mir

Completed tile shower, waiting for glass door system.

PROJECT: Mir

Completed tile shower, waiting for glass door system.

PROJECT: Mir

Completed tile shower, waiting for glass door system.

PROJECT: Ren

This is a tub to shower conversion transformation project. We removed the tub, moved the drain, installed a new acrylic shower pan, new plumbing for shower faucet, performed surface preparation, and waterproofing, custom tile on walls and floor, added a new toilet and trim. The owner opted to do the painting themselves.

Let’s check it out…

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Yeah…that has to go!

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This was a really wide unit, with a lot of lost usable space behind the molded fiberglass unit

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Here is a look at the rear wall

PROJECT: Ren

After the demo, we discovered a few obstructions that had to be handled before we could set the shower base.  In this case, the supply lines were run outside of the wall cavity, due to the massive wasted void between the unit and wall studs. The “knuckle” of the vent pipe was pushing out beyond the wall plane, and of course, we knew we had to change the drain form a 1.5″ tub drain to the preferred 2″ for a shower drain.

PROJECT: Ren

Busting up concrete to move and modify the drain…good times! You can also see we had to pack out the back wall just a little to get the vent pipe to play along with our new plans.

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Packing the long wall out, and adding blocking for safety bars.

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Backer board, waterproofing and setting tile. We set a corner shelf low on both corners for easy and safe foot washing and leg shaving. The supply lines are stubbed out low to accommodate the fancy shower valve unit that will be surface mounted during the trim out phase.

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Custom recessed niche with a beautiful stone accent. A carefully executed layout helps get symmetrical and pleasing balance.

PROJECT: Ren

Custom recessed niche with a beautiful stone accent. A carefully executed layout helps get symmetrical and pleasing balance. You can also see the first look at the finished soapstone floor tile.

PROJECT: Ren

Custom recessed niche with a beautiful stone accent. A carefully executed layout helps get symmetrical and pleasing balance. You can also see the first look at the finished soapstone floor tile.

PROJECT: Ren

Safety bar and footrest on the rear wall. The bullnose tile came out almost to the end of the wall return, that is now ready for paint.

PROJECT: Ren

Safety bar and footrest on the rear wall. The bullnose tile came out almost to the end of the wall return, that is now ready for paint.

PROJECT: Hag

This Raleigh couple couldn’t use their master bathroom. The previous owner had neglected a leak at the shower door and it did some damage. They wanted to get rid of the faded and cracked cultured marble walls and tub (and who can blame them!). The spacing between the new shower pan and the soaking tub was VERY tight…kids, don’t try this at home!

Enter CIS.

Let’s check it out…

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Here is a look the water damage.  It easily worked through the subfloor and made its presence known in kitchen ceiling down below.

If you have a leaking shower, do your future self a favor and get an experienced and professional company like CIS  out their to help, sooner, rather than later!

PROJECT: Hag

Here is a look the water damage.  It easily worked through the subfloor and made its presence known in kitchen ceiling down below.

If you have a leaking shower, do your future self a favor and get an experienced and professional company like CIS  out their to help, sooner, rather than later!

PROJECT: Hag

You can see that we already removed the cultred marble wall panel. The shower pan didn’t hold up well either, as you can see by the discoloration and staining.

PROJECT: Hag

Even if your walls are not visibly cracked and damaged, moisture can still penetrate behind the panel causing system breakdown. 

PROJECT: Hag

Exceptional performance of a shower area isn’t in the final wall product, it’s in the installation system. You can see that this install only had blobs of liquid nail on sheetrock. 

Adding a full waterproofing system behind your finished panel is CIS standard protocol.

PROJECT: Hag

This is the old cultured marble tub. This and many other aging bathrooms in the Triangle have the old circulating pump and jet systems that hold water in the delivery tubes creating a hideous black, murky plume of “ick” in the tub if you dare to turn it on.

PROJECT: Hag

The floor fixed, shower pan and tub installed, plumbing is completed for new mixing valve and tub filler, and tile is going in…

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Classic subway tile from the shower to the tub and tub surround

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Grouted, plumbing trimmed out, and waiting for the shower door system.

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All done!

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