Jupiter Island Bathroom Remodel
A Bathroom Remodel
From Dark and Dated to Bright and Fresh
Let me take you on a little journey.
The transformation of a Master Bath in a Jupiter Island condominium with A-Mazing Ocean and Intercoastal views.
If you didn't know a remodel is hard work.
There is nothing - not one little thing - easy about a remodel.
On the other hand, remodels are also so very rewarding.
You get to see a complete transformation take place. A true-life Cinderella Story of sorts.
Which makes all the hard work, hassle, and stuff in between worth it in the end.
The After Images
which are So pretty and every little thing is in place.
Keep reading and I'll share with you the process of getting here.
Lets Get Started
The dirty truth.
A typical bathroom remodel is dirty and difficult under normal circumstances.
There are so many restrictions that limit your creativity and ability to rework the space.
Even harder still is a remodel in a condominium.
Problems are generally likely to pop up in a normal remodel. In a condo double that number.
In addition to
1. Concrete Walls & Floors
2. there are Neighbors which means
3. Time and noise restraints
4. Plumbing Locations that can not be moved
5. Permits that need to be pulled which leads to
Jumping Right In
When I was brought on to design and remodel this Jupiter Island Master Bathroom I was super excited. For one, I had worked with the client previously, (a Breeze), and secondly, I was allowed to make decisions on the fly (hooray!).
Given complete control, I can promise you is Not a common thing.
All my clients do have great trust in me, no doubt, but I don't get to just do whatever I want.
Consequently, it was Much easier to push through and get the job done ASAP.
My client had 100% faith in me that I would get a great result. Whoo Hooo!
It couldn't be that easy. Oh no.
Digging into the project I found
There were angles everywhere!
At every turn, there were strange empty corners and concrete walls that could not be touched.
Did I mention we had a Deadline?
We had a HARD completion deadline and a three and a half months to get it done. And I mean the deadline was HARD!
The building would shut down any work that was not completed by the end of the summer, and we were just getting started. Yikes!
Permits needed to be pulled, selections needed to be ordered, and on-site in time. Oh, the stress of it!
Nonetheless, I was ready and willing to tear this place apart and get the best result possible.
Before and After Photos
Yup, as you can see, the Before was pretty dated and dark.
Not only were the cabinets and tub oddly placed they were Old School!
The inset marble pattern on the floor was dark and dated.
The Bathroom originally had a his and hers separate vanity as well as a His and Hers separate W/C. You had to walk through Her W/C to get into the shower.
During the Demo phase,
I turned the toilet to create a new W/C room and consequently tripled the size of the shower.
The NEW Shower still has the exact same window.
Now instead of showering with your back to the Ocean View the new layout allows you to view the ocean while showering. There is also a bench seat with an additional shower head and hand held tucked away.
Gone- Gone - Gone
is the ugly plastic drop in tub and in it's place is a lovely freestanding tub.
The bonus that came with completely gutting the room was we did find extra "room" if you will that was hidden corners. There is still a His and Hers vanity and a sit-down makeup area for her as well tucked behind one of the vanities.
Original Floor Plan
I had to go to the basement of the building and dig through all the construction documents to pull the original plans.
Now I'm not afraid to site measure and to create my floor plan drawings. But this place, with crazy angles was a nightmare to even think of measuring. I was thrilled to find to scale original drawings to work from.
I always start with a floor plan.
Renovation Floor Plan
The Renovation Plan kept all the integral pieces of the existing plan but tweaked them a bit.
The Her vanity was turned into a larger shower and a closet was eliminated to create a sitting vanity area.
As is often the case, even though I planned everything out, every single detail we did encounter some obstacles and the final product is not exactly as I had planned. But nonetheless a better overall plan.
Step One - Demolition
Here's a little walk thru video I took when we started the Demo phase. This was just the beginning. By the time it was all done every bit of the old bathroom was gone! Every door, every wall, we even jack hammered up the old marble floor.
Oh my, it gets worst before it gets better!
Completely Stripped down.
Floor Tile Installation
Everything in construction has to go in sequence. The marble floors were laid first and then we went back and added drywall. All the while perfecting the locations of wall outlets, wall and ceiling lighting and cabinets.
Remember we had to jackhammer up all that old marble flooring! What A MESS!
Plan The Work
Below on the left are the detail drawings I did for the Marble Layout on the Floors and the Wall.
On the Right are the cabinet plans.
The shower floors had to be floated to get the water to drain to the only drain. This is one of those existing issues that we could not change.
It's starting to take shape and look like a bathroom. The carpenters are in adding baseboard, window trim. The cabinets were installed. We couldn't install the cabinets until the floors were done.
Ordinarily once the cabinets are installed the next step is countertops. We had tall vanity towers on each side of each sink for storage. The towers could not be installed until the countertops were in.
Then finally....the plumbers could come in and wrap things up.
Almost to the finish Line!
Oh and also you can see in the photos above, there are junction boxes for light fixtures that still need to be installed as well. Not only did we have wall light fixtures, we had a centered chandelier, flush mount ceiling fixtures and vanity sconces as well.
Light Fixture Selections
These are all the beautiful light fixtures I chose for the Master Suite
If you're looking for something just like the selections I made below are some of the exact fixtures or something similar.
Click on any image for more information.
Then, after all that work, I get to come in with the pretty things and finish it all up!
Like I said before, Renovations aren't easy, but So worth it in the end!
Get the Look
Faucet & Sink
So there you have it.
My Jupiter Island Master Bathroom remodel step by step.
If you have some time, you should check out some of my other remodels I've shared on the blog.
Rancho Sante Fe, CA Bathroom Remodel HERE
Orchid Island Bathroom Remodel HERE
Did I mention that while we did this bathroom we remodeled the Kitchen at the same time? Well we did! Stay tuned for a post on that. If you love a good before and after story be sure to check these posts out.
Windsor Vero Beach, TV Room Renovation HERE
Till Next Time....