Best work practices for a bathroom renovation bathroom

Best work practices for a bathroom renovation

These pictures where all taken by me and showcase many different aspects of a bathroom renovation. Most are not finished pictures so sorry for the construction pictures.

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January 12, 2014
Nancy Schulte wrote:
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Nancy Schulte
Thanks, y'all!
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
We have found out in my "Mad Lab" that LED lighting can be added in between the blocks for quite the killer effect !!! The key is the showers waterproofing and notice how I have a mini curb under the glass blocks. This is waterproof and locks the vertical rebar in above the floor level so we get strength without compromising the shower's waterproofing.

Never use a silicone or chalking method in a shower build - all of those systems are crap.

These walls where built over three days. 1/3 - 1/3 - 1/3
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September 18, 2013
Sue Geddes wrote:
Love the glass blocks !! - What was used between each block ? Mortar ?
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Thanks for the confirmation. My second bathroom upstairs also have a tub. That I will keep or upgrade to a better tub. So now I will continue to research about converting the master bath.
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
I have loads of construction photos on my blog site:

You can gain access and get more help by following the instructions on the top left of each blog page.
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March 20, 2013
juliesjewel wrote:
How strudy are the walls and what was used to keep them together?
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
Doing a LED feature in my current glass block wall build.
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd.
I'll be installing some glass mosaic tile to the left of the glowing glass blocks.
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March 2, 2013
norap wrote:
great shower. can you please tell me the dimension of the opening?
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Thanks again, Innovate Building Solutions. I'm trying to load the page now. It's going slow, but I can see some pictures already.
I really don't know jack about what adhesives are right for the job and such so I won't comment on that. From what I see, it looks pretty.
I will have to do the measurements and see if I will actually have enough space to use the blocks in the bathroom I want to renovate. I'd have to have to use a flimsy shower curtain, although that may allow for more flexibility in terms of a person moving around in the shower.
Ooh, I like the colored blocks. Does it cost more to have the blocks frosted?

I did a crappy mockup of what I would like to do with the space-- I used Sims 3 for the creation so I couldn't get the proportions right. It's about half a tile wider than the actual area so the size isn't quite right.

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Zannej - feel free to call me so we can discuss the specifics of your project. The colored blocks are nice - yes they are more expensive than the clear units.
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John Whipple - By Any Design ltd. added this to Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Planning Phase
Figure out the shower-door swing. Where will you put the door in your new shower so it does not interfere with the toilet or vanity? I like to use a large scrap of drywall to lay out the potential shower-door swing, and then check the distances of the drywall to the toilet and vanity.In the renovated bathroom here, a small 1926 tub was replaced with a curbless shower. The walkway from the vanity to the shower was too tight for a swinging shower door, which is why this shower has two glass block walls instead. Tip: If the bathroom floor is going to get wet outside the shower, select a small tile or another slip-resistant material.

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glass block wall
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Glass block
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Glass block
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THIS is similar to what Mom wanted in the Grandparent Suite. Rounded edges also. In blue.
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the glass tiles
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Shower walls, I want these!
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Glass brick
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Glass brick shower
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glass block walls
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Glass block walls
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January 12, 2014
Glass block walls....small space bathroom looks great!
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January 12, 2014
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Texture, light
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curbless shower
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glass wall separating in-bathroom toilet
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Glass Block Shower wall
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shower area away from latrine
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Barrier free; bullnose glass brick
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glass blocks, no door
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divar shishei
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glass block walls, no lip floor
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Privacy Wall
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Toilet and shower share space
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Glass partition
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glass partition
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Idea fir the shower
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Curb less shower
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January 1, 2014
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glass blocks with 24" opening instead of shower door.
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Glass wall.
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