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Ceramic tile shower shelves designed and handmade in the USA by Mark Daniels.
Cantilevered vanity on one side. The powder bath on the right has a sheet of 3/4 ply slipped into the the end of the cabinet vanity and screwed to the side of a stud enabling the vanity to “fly” approx 14″ off the floor. Really creates a feeling of more room in your powder bathroom or any bathroom for that matter, do it in your 5×8 bathroom. Shows off the porcelain floor tile. Tie your under cabinet lighting in with your over the vanity lighting, switches on at the same time. “Banjo top” over toilet tank, another level of quality added.
Match your vanity mirror to your vanity!
Very nice “Strasser” furniture look vanity with matching framed mirror, a sense of extra room with the underside open. Stock granite top. Recessed combination shampoo and soap holder centered on shower head. This customer chose a very nice warm wall color coupled with the very nice bathroom vanity. If your pipes come out of the floor, a drawer across the bottom will not work.
Remodeling of powder bathroom with Kraftmaid wall hung vanity with light mounted below cabinet. Red Montana granite top with Kohler Turnings vessel sink and Forte tall single handle faucet. Kohler Forte single sconce lights. Tile Dal tile- TS 47 3×6 field tile , TS 97 3×11 accent tile and TS 47 2×12 chair rail.
Above pictured is a 4ft master shower with Kohler Memoirs acrylic base, Kohler Fluence 3/8″ frameless shower door. Kohler Forte shower valve, 2 recessed shampoo / soap holders with foot rest at 18″ for shaving legs. Daltile 12×12 Salerno tile used on both floor and wall.
We had a little extra room between the tub and toilet and were able to install this Aker SBF 32×60 x 20 inch deep soaking tub. Code clearance is 12″ from bath tub to center line of toilet. I have this same tiled front tub in my home and feel it is the best small bathroom tub choice. The tub is deep, comfortable and the tiled front skirt is a very nice custom touch without a lot of added expense. Due to the height of the bath tub, installing a shower door can make the step in, a “hurdle”. Best to use a shower curtain. Lots of recessed shower storage with a hand held to also make cleaning very easy.
Powder bathroom with Kraftmaid 18x30x 21 deep frig cabinet supported with 3/4 plywood attached to side of stud in wall. Granite top, Kohler vessel, Daltile glass 1×6. 18 inch light below cabinet. Daltile Salerno 12×12 diagonal floor with same tile bordered.
Bathroom Tub Shower Tile Accent Idea
Daltile Alabaster Sands SD91 12×12 floor and 10×14 walls. 2×2 Stratford blend with GR 19 Caramel 1×1 glass for accents. Moen Monticello series shower valve , rod and handheld spray. Two recessed 2 compartment matte almond shampoo soap holders. Americast white tub and dual curtain rod.
Master bathroom shower remodel. Wall tile / Floor tile Daltile Salerno Cremona Caffe 10×14 brick bond walls and 12×12 diagonal on floor. Stone Radiance Wisteria / Tortoise accent with Navajo brown sanded grout. Aker 48×36 shower base, Kohler Devonshire toilet and Kohler Caxton 2209 sink for 18″ depth Kraftmaid vanity. Silestone “banjo” top in Rosa Gray color. Shower valve, rod and sink faucets Moen Brantford in brushed nickel. Matte white shower shelve niches. This Kohler Fluence 3/8″ clear glass shower door is my recommendation for your shower project as this door doesn’t have metal at the bottom of each door panel.
Bathroom tub shower remodel
American Standard Princeton tub, Moen Brantford shower valve and faucet. Moen curved shower rod in brushed nickel, Kraftmaid vanity with Silestone countertop in Sienna Ridge color. Wall and floor tile Daltile Morlais series in Ivorie 13×13 floor tile on diagonal and 9×12 running bond pattern on tub shower walls, linen matching grout. Matte white recessed shampoo soap niche. Towel bars, T/P and robe hooks Moen Brantford series nickel finish. Buy all your faucet valves to match with a matching suite of towel bars and t/p holders for a consistent look throughout your bathroom remodel.
A tiled skirt on your tub adds a very nice touch to your bathroom remodel for little money.
Shown is the Aker SB3260 20 inch deep soaking tub with a Toto Guinevere one piece toilet.
Bathroom Lighting Accents Remodeling Magazine-Article link.
Fairfax Window in tub Remodel
American Standard Americast tub, off the shelf granite vanity countertop.12×12 Floor on the diagonal. Daltile Brancacci Fresco Caffe 12×12 floor tile.
Window picture framed bull nose tile, with pitch on very small shelf, shampoo holder centered on shower head. 10×13 brick bond tile pattern. Daltile Brancacci Fresco Caffe 9×12 wall tile.
Cast Iron Kohler Villager Tub
Myson towel warmer, recessed shampoo and soap holders, Price Pfister tub shower valve, stock bath galaxy granite top with white under mount sink. Accent tile “Centaur Braid” and shampoo holders at eye level. Porcelain floor and wall tile “Domus Poseidon” 13 x 13
Lake Braddock Master Bathroom Remodel
Kohler Villager tub with Toto toilet, Light green tile in brick bond pattern. Tiled accent strip at eye level. Off the shelf readily available parts.
Centerville Va Bathroom Remodeling
“Off the shelf” bathroom. Everything was readily available for this bathroom remodel. Daltile Salerno Nubi Bianche walls brick bond, accent Marrone Chiaro 2×2 and Marrone Chiaro 12×12 floor diagonal. Stock Lowe’s vanity with stock granite vanity countertop. Kohler Forte shower valve with very nice diverter to the hand held shower spray. This was a tub to shower only conversion, “one tub is enough”.
Bathroom shower remodel with shampoo / soap recessed dishes
Daltile Navelli series 10×13 tile, Marfil Linen NV02 color with 12×12 matte white shampoo compartments in this master bathroom tiled remodel.
Vessel sink with rope lighting. Onyx bathroom with Kohler valves, shower door not installed.
Kohler Forte vanity sink faucets, Kraftmaid vanities and surface medicine chest.
Reducing clutter on your bathroom vanity counter.
While you have your electrician in your bathroom have them wire a GFI outlet inside of your vanity to plug in your hair dryer or curling iron. Then mount a hair dryer holder on the inside of the cabinet door. A vanity top could also have a cord hole for appliances to be plugged in inside the vanity instead of on top. Hair dryer stands can hold your hair dryer for you.
Good value stainless steel 2.5 times bathroom vanity magnifying mirror on an arm sold by Ikea for only $9.99. Link to “Frack” mirror.
Daltile Paraiso Avorio 10×10 tile with TS 57 scroll accent. Red Montana granite seat and shelf. Recessed combo matte soap shampoo holder. Kohler Memoirs acrylic shower receptor with dual Kohler Forte shower valve and hand held. Kohler Fluence matte nickel frameless bypass shower door.
Dal tile Paraiso Carmella 10×10 floor with Kraftmaid bathroom vanity. Red Montana granite with undermount Kohler Caxton sinks.
Kohler villager cast iron tub with Kohler Forte tub shower valve. Dal tile Peridot CR52 Torello glass liners with Indian multicolor TS70 1×1 tiles. Kohler Fluence frameless bypass tub door.
Lake Montclair bathroom remodeling pictures. Aker 36×60 shower base. Dal tile 10×14 brick bond with glass and stone accents. Recessed ceramic shampoo with low mounted soap dish for foot hold to shave legs.
Bathroom tub area changed to a bathroom shower only area with seat. This bathroom configuration is rapidly becoming the bathroom remodeling setup of choice, as most people take showers. Having dual shower heads with a handheld at the seat with a standing main head, brings luxury to your bathroom remodeling project. Tile is Daltile Salerno, Uba Tuba granite seat.
Fairfax Small Bathroom Shower Remodeling
Evan Daniels is doing the final tile wipe down on a small Schluter mud set shower pan with Granite Luna Pearl sills and seat. Tile is Daltile Navelli Carrera Star NV01 10×13 field on walls with Daltile Sonterra SR87 1″ glass tiles in a roped border. Shower pan is a 2″ octagon with 1″ mosaic pattern. Special order shower door will be installed soon.
Bathroom shower picture of 1″ Iridescent glass tile, large ceramic 12 x 12 combo soap shampoo holder. Custom mixed grout to match tile.
Notice all diagonal tile cuts are full halves. The bathroom remodeling picture above consists of a 20″ deep 32″x60″ Jacuzzi Cetra tub / shower combination. Picture framed tile design is Daltile Salerno 81 Nubi Bianche 6×6 on diagonal with glass tile accents and glass band SL86 Smoky Topaz.
Shower valve and shower head is the nicest finish I’ve seen on a plumbing valve. The bathroom valves are the Kohler “Finial Tradition” series in a Vibrant Brushed Bronze finish. Nice warm coppery tone and beautiful shape.
Bathroom remodeling picture of Pegasus Quadro granite bathroom vanity countertop with undermount sink. Floor tile is Daltile 12×12 Sl81 Nubi Bianche. Toilet is Kohler Cimarron Comfort height round front.
Pictures of Fairfax Small Bathroom Remodeling
Off the shelf 30″ bathroom granite counter top with undermount sink and Graff Atlantis lavatory sink valve.
Bathroom shower with recessed shampoo soap dish. Daltile Brancacci “subway” size tile. Pegasus brushed nickel shower only valve. Kohler frameless shower door. Recessed light over the shower. Bathroom shower wall tile to ceiling.
Above are pictures of my design of a small 5 ft x 8 ft bathroom remodeled into a shower only bathroom with seating, recessed can lighting, window (option), Kohler clear frameless shower door, large hidden shampoo shelf, diagonal ceramic tile floor, under floor heating, ADA toilet elongated, granite tile inserts in accent strip and dual shower heads, including handheld (cleaning) above seat. The bathroom remodeling trend is “one tub in a home is sufficient”, as most people take showers. This shower design is somewhat of a cross between a tub and a shower as a person can sit and rest to bathe or shave their legs. Grab bars could easily be added for handicapped or elderly people.
Fairfax photo Manassas
Picture of Bathroom Shower Seat Floor Plan
5 Ft Bathroom Shower Area Design
Sink Area Design
5 Ft Tub Option
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Tile, Granite, Marble Choices
Toilets are a glazed or fired surface that is a glass type surface, non porous, easy to clean (no abrasives) and sanitary. Most ceramic and porcelain tiles have a fired surface that can be very smooth and non porous depending on the substrate texture before glazing. Some floor tiles are made with traction in mind, hence are rough before firing and may be hard to keep clean on shower walls. Some wall tiles are high gloss and smooth for easy cleaning (like a toilet surface). Generally the dirt in a shower that attaches to floor and walls is pale beige in color. Black or dark tile with a rough texture would not be a good choice for color.
Granite and marble are both porous natural materials. Granite is substantially harder than marble and also impervious to acids or household cleaning chemicals. Marble on the other hand is very soft, scratches easily and can be easily damaged with acids or household chemicals. Slate would be hard to keep clean in a shower.
Pictured above is brown onyx tile with a 2 minute lemon juice and vinegar test. Notice the lemon juice area in the center with finish sheen removed and now dull. The vinegar is less strong (above).The scratches were done with my car keys. Home improvement stores don’t sell readymade vanity tops made of marble, only granite or synthetic materials.
Jacuzzi Cetra whirlpool bath tub and Aker SBF3260 (3 tile flanges). Both 20″ deep
Bathroom tubs normally range from 5 ft to 6 ft long and 30″ to 42″ wide. There are also units smaller, bigger and in varying shapes. A Standard tub is 5 ft x 30″. Tubs are made of steel (thin inexpensive), caste iron (heavy, not big or deep) and fiberglass ( most common today). I generally install Aker, Jacuzzi or Kohler fiberglass tubs. Once in a while a Kohler Villager caste iron. Aker is not a name brand but has good quality and price. A lot of times a standard 60×30 tub can be replaced with a 60×32 provided a clearance of 12″ from front edge to center line of toilet is maintained. It is best to use a tub that has 3 integral tile flanges to replace you tub, but a less desirable tile flange kit can also be used.
If you have the room for a 5’6″ or 6′ tub, go for it. I like a tub 36″ or less wide as it takes less time and water to fill. If it all possible sit in the tub you are considering buying. Other wise its like buying a car without driving it. I like a gently sloped rather than steep back. Another thing to consider with whirlpool tub purchases is minimum water requirements before jets can be started. On the one end are tubs that are “body fit” or contoured to save the amount of water needed in order to turn the jets on. On the other end are these very large corner tubs that are uncomfortable, too big for one person, need lots of water to operate and possibly two water heaters to fill them.
Minimum gallons to operate.
Jacuzzi Cetra 46 gallons
Jacuzzi Gallery corner 74 gallons
Aker Acrylic SBF 3260 37 Gallons
Shower base, pan or receptor choices
Mud set- most expensive, must be installed properly,looks nice to begin with, high maintenance. $1500 and up.
Acrylic shower base- Easy to clean, much less expensive than mud set. Use no abrasives! Soft Scrub included. $300-$800 Specific sizes
Fiberglass pan- Easy to clean, slightly less expensive than acrylic. Use no abrasives! Soft Scrub included.$250-$500 Specific sizes
Cast Iron shower receptors- Heavy 175-220 lbs. Feels firm on your feet. Use no abrasives! Soft Scrub included.$500-$900 Specific sizes
About available sizes
Different manufacturers vary in their production of specific sizes. In a situation of replacing a standard 60×30 tub with a shower pan, a 60×32 pan can be used if the front edge of the pan is not closer than 12″ to the center line of the toilet. I like to max the size of the pan as able. A 60×36 pan is largest pan produced, but you have to consider clearances. To convert a standard tub to a shower pan with seat, a 48×32 is probably the best choice.
Aker bathroom shower pans, Kohler Memoirs acrylic base, Kohler Salient cast iron K-9056 (nice swirl floor pattern but only 60×36, center drain though), get the Kohler K-9132 in your finish for the nicest drain available.
Frameless shower doors
Frameless shower doors for ease of cleaning. 3/16″ to 3/8″ thick. Kohler Frameless and Keystone Maxx and Sterling Shower Doors 48″
Recessed can lights with shower trim, so you can actually see in the shower. Curved shower curtain rod. Shower Shelf.
A light on each side of your mirror to light your face from the sides. Dual sconces for theatrical lighting for your “vanity”.
A quiet high volume bathroom fan for humidity, 110 cfm 1.8 sones.
Toto Drake elongated. Kohler Cimarron round front “comfort height (ADA)”. You may want round front for smaller bathrooms. Home Depot Toilets and Lowe’s Toilets. An ADA height elongated toilet with a decent flush rate of 500 grams or better. Toilet Flush Ratings and ADA Accessibility Guidelines. Alphabetical Toilet Flush Ratings, notice Kohler Welworth EL and Glacier Bay substandard flush rates.
Off the shelf granite top with under mount sink. Great looks and value($250single-$550 double bowl). I don’t recommend marble for your bathroom or kitchen. It tends to be too soft and marks easily. Pay attention to holes cut in top for faucet, either 4″ centers or “wide spread”, different faucets to buy. May need side splash(s), sold separate. Home Depot Granite tops.
Bath or lavatory faucets come in at various price levels. I like Moen products or the other major brands. Try to stay away from inexpensive bathroom faucets as they tend not to last. Lowe’s Bath Faucets and Home Depot Bath Faucets. Dark finishes water spot easily, brushed nickel or pewter is current trend.
The same goes for bathroom shower or tub valves as stated above. Moen shower valves Brushed or Chrome. Roman tub fillers fill tubs much faster as they are ported bigger. Moen Roman Tub fillers Brushed or Chrome. Your water line size and pressure to your bathroom enters into fill rates. It takes a long time to fill a large bath tub with a standard tub valve. Lowe’s tub/shower and HD tub/shower
Kraftmaid Bathroom Vanities and bath cabinet sizes. Vanity counter height used to be 30″ high but now cabinets with tops tend to be around 34″ in height. This is easier on a person’s back. I recommend bathroom vanity cabinets with wood sides vs particle board sides as the high humidity in the bath tends to cause the particle board to expand and “blow up”. In your “standard 5×8 bath” go with a 30″W x 33 1/2″H x 21″D vanity with drawers to the side away from the bathroom door. Home Depot Vanities and Lowe’s Vanities. Strasser woodworks.
Picture of a shoulder height window in your shower area. Or maybe skylight over the shower. Seeing outside is a great return on investment.
Seat in the bathroom shower area with extra shower valve and hand held spray. You have less of a tendency to fall over washing your feet. Women for shaving. Hand held to rinse and clean shower. Of safety value to the elderly for bathing. Don’t have to get all the way down or up out of a tub and can sit at chair height to take a shower.
Shower recessed shaving foot rest
Notice shower recessed soap dish set to comfortable foot rest height for shaving legs.
A heated tile floor keeps your bathroom temperature just where you want it.
Many quality bathroom remodeling supplies must be ordered and are not stocked by local suppliers. They may include the tub, toilet, vanity, shower valves, faucets, shower door or ceramic tile. Lead time is needed as well as planning to make sure the item will work for the intended application. Will it be what you want and will it fit. These things need to be gone over with your bathroom remodeling contractor before you order the item. If you have a tile pattern design idea or general style for your bathroom remodel, please copy some pictures or photos off the internet for your contractor to understand your wants and needs.
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Shopping on line for choices
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