River Rock Retreat Master Bathroom Renovation

Seymour Heights, North Vancouver

This basic builder-grade master bathroom is renovated and transformed into a spa-like oasis that serves as the perfect backdrop for escaping life’s little “tugs and pulls.”

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Nominated as a finalist in the 2017 GVHBA Ovation Awards in the category “Best Bathroom Renovation: Under $35,000”

Project Highlights

From its white wood bathroom vanity with full extension soft-closing drawers and doors, to its 2cm toffee quartz top with dual porcelain undermount sinks and single column faucets, this bathroom’s panache is evident from the moment you enter! 

Its curbless walk-in shower showcases a Schluter inline stainless steel drain and frameless 10mm thick tempered glass enclosure.  Additional features include a tiled niche to house and display product, wall-mounted rain showerhead and rail-mounted 3 jet handheld wand.  

The homeowners discovered a problem when water was dripping from their ensuite bathroom through their kitchen’s recessed lighting below.  They had previously attempted, with another contractor, to increase the size of their existing shower.  They expanded their original 3′ x 3′ acrylic shower pan by 12” and installed a new frameless shower enclosure.  Consequently, renovateme! was commissioned to remediate with a master bathroom renovation.;

During demolition of the floor and shower tile, we found wet and rotted wood.  The most important part of a shower build, namely waterproofing was omitted.  In our build, we waterproofed the shower walls with Schluter-Kerdi while treating the entire bathroom as a wet area by installing a combination of Schluter-Kerdi and Schluter-Ditra waterproofing and decoupling membrane over the entirety of the bathroom’s floor.  All rotted floor beams and plywood substrate were replaced accordingly.

The freestanding Maax bathtub rests on a bed of flat ground toasted biscuit coloured river pebbles – with the surrounding walls clad in 12” x 24” polished porcelain and marble/glass mosaic trim. The shower floor is dressed in the tub’s pebble accent, while the remaining floor boasts 6″ x 36″ Italian driftwood inspired porcelain.  Schluter waterproofing and decoupling membranes are incorporated throughout to protect the shower walls and entire bathroom floor. 

All vanity, shower and bathtub hardware are of a matching design with a polished chrome finish.  A one-piece closed trap dual-flush elongated toilet with soft-closing seat is installed.  A full size frameless bevelled mirror adorns the bathroom cabinet creating the impression of boundless space and possibilities.  The translucent, shimmering backsplash subtly makes its presence known.  

All in all, style, charm and luxurious finishes are the order of the day in this memorable master bathroom renovation transformation!



Before renovateme!

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