Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Demolition of Brampton Birchbank Main Washroom - part 1

Sorry for the slow posts guys but it`s been crazy hectic up at the Wilde North Headquarters! We have four jobs going on simultaneously and spreading ourselves all across the GTA is no mean feat. But we are not complaining. It has been a great start to the year with some amazing projects in the pipeline and we are super grateful for the work that is coming our way. 

I am currently working on an Interior Decorating gig of a brand new home in Mississauga - dying to show you all pics but you gotta wait till it is all done. D is working on a basement renovate in Scarborough creating a confectionery space for our special client, a custom closet solution in her daughters bedroom, a full renovate for another client`s powder room in Brampton and our own master washroom renovate. Time management has become key to us as well as driving slowly in the snow.........when did Winter arrive eh ! 

Thought I would share some demolition pics of our washroom and how its progressing. If any of you know D, he will demo a room down to studs and build it back up from scratch. This allows him to see what is behind the walls and find how he can make optimum use of the space. It also allows him to reinforce the floor joists which will enable the use of natural stone tiles or large format tiles. Older houses were made with wider joist spacing to support only wood or vinyl flooring. Stone and Tiles need far more rigidity than that would allow.

We are tearing down our 3 piece washroom to replace the tub with a wide shower stall, floating vanity and slim linen closet. The layout pretty much stays the same and we are going with a palette of grays and whites. We are also adding wainscoting to two walls with a mosaic trim detail. Yes, it is going to look all posh in here people ! and the piece de resistance will be the Thermostatic Bidet. I feel like a princess already.

Unfortunately we do not have before pics of our 50 yr old outdated washroom as the camera card crashed and we were left with just the pics on my phone so y`all will just have to use your imagination. 

That`s our washroom completely demolished down to the concrete wall and studs. 

At one point we had no floor in there and it was a quick slip down to the basement ! Here you are looking down into our pantry.

Walls torn down to studs and one very ill placed pipe running through the back of my closet - original to house.

D put in the substrate floors on day 2 and it was safe to walk in again especially for Coach as he loves to sniff around our work zones. 

Here the framing of the shower stall was being put up. We are going for a really wide shower stall and a sexy huge rain shower head. 

We have dry walled and primed the walls and we are ready for flooring which fingers crossed goes in this weekend. This washroom is being built in phases i.e. on weekends when we are home and in between our hectic schedules.

Excited to show you the final reveal so stay tuned people !!

Big Hugs

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