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Bathroom Articles


Remodeling a bathroom may seem like a daunting task. The articles in this section focus on tackling bathroom projects with step-by-step instructions, and some of the best Project Guides include How to Tile a Bathroom, Installing a Bathroom Vent Fan and Installing Radiant Heat in a Bathroom Floor.

How to Pour a Shower Pan
Ethan | September 5, 2012
How to Pour a Shower Pan

Regular readers know that I’ve been hanging out with general contractor and carpenter Joe Bianco. In preparation for moving, Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner have tasked Joe with remodeling three full bathrooms, and he has brought in Jim and Rich from Diamond Tile to pour the shower pans and lay the tile. Jim and Rich have been laying tile for over 20 years, and I’m pleased to share how they poured the shower pans. Read on to learn how they waterproofed the shower, what materials they used, how they sloped the pan for proper drainage,... 

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How to Remodel a Bathroom from the Ground Up
Ethan | May 23, 2012
How to Remodel a Bathroom from the Ground Up

I promised you a look at the completed bathroom remodel, and the guys just put on all the finishing touches. Steve Wartman and his crew did an excellent job, the bathroom looks terrific, and the homeowners are very pleased. Today’s article will provide a look at the finished product and link over to related Pro-Follow guides like tiling the bathroom and installing the shower doors. This Pro-Follow is the product of shadowing general contractor Steve Wartman and his crew on an actual job site, documenting their work.┬áThere’s... 

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How to Install a Bypass Shower Door
Ethan | May 22, 2012
How to Install a Bypass Shower Door

Last time we left off, Steve Wartman and his crew were nearing the completion of the master bathroom remodel. Rick and his team had finished the tile installation which leaves a short list of tasks to complete (vanity, toilet, etc.). One of those tasks was installing bypass shower doors, and that’s the topic for today’s article.If you missed out on any of the previous updates for this Pro-Follow, you can see the progress as these links:Day 1: Bathroom Demolition Day 2: Plumbing, Electric Rough-in, Underlayment Day 3: Installing... 

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How to Tile a Bathroom, Shower Walls, Floor, Materials (100 pics, Pro-Tips)
Ethan | May 14, 2012
How to Tile a Bathroom, Shower Walls, Floor, Materials (100 pics, Pro-Tips)

Welcome back to our latest Pro-Follow update. Last time we left off, Steve Wartman and his crew had finished installing the bathroom fan, and the previous day they had hung concrete board in the shower and Fir plywood over the subfloor. At this point, the bathroom is ready for tile, and Steve called in Rick Smith and his crew to tile the shower and bathroom floor. Rick brings over 30 years of experience, and coincidentally Rick is the contractor that tiled my master bathroom several years ago. If you enjoy our Pro-Follows and learning... 

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How to Install a Retrofit Bathroom Vent Fan
Ethan | May 11, 2012
How to Install a Retrofit Bathroom Vent Fan

We’re back with another Pro-Follow update for the bathroom remodel with Steve Wartman and his crew. If you’re just joining us, you can read up on the progress so far at these links:Day 1: Demolition Day 2: Plumbing, Electric and Concrete BoardIn the introduction to this project, I mentioned that moving the bathroom fan was part of the plan. The original fan was situated on the opposite side of the shower and vented into the attic space. Steve wanted to relocate the fan so that it more effectively pulls moisture from the... 

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How to Install Electric Radiant Heat Under Bathroom Tile
Ethan | April 13, 2012
How to Install Electric Radiant Heat Under Bathroom Tile

Installing radiant heat flooring is a great project for homeowners and do-it-yourselfers. Radiant flooring adds comfort and value to your home, and it’s not overly difficult to install. I spent the day with professional contractor Joe Bianco as he completed this project. Read on to learn how it’s done. MaterialsWarm Tile radiant flooring kit 1-1/4″ concrete anchors Thin-set mortarToolsStraight-edge Hammer drill Driver Hammer Snips Fish tape Multi-tool Chisel MultimeterStep 1: Plan the Layout One of the challenges... 

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How to Frame a Mirror for a Dramatic Upscale Look
Fred | January 24, 2012
How to Frame a Mirror for a Dramatic Upscale Look

This post comes to us courtesy of Lindsay at Southern Lovely! We found a great DIY framed mirror on Lindsay’s site and asked if we could share the “how-to” here on One Project Closer. We think this mirror looks fabulous, and the project is a really simple tackle that you can do in just one day at a fairly low cost. If you have a large flat mirror in your bathroom and want to dress it up, this project will do it.If you’re not already a reader of Southern Lovely, Lindsay’s a mom of three, and enjoys “taking... 

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