The Plumbing: Bathroom, Laundry Room, Half-Bathroom, Kitchen

The bathroom when we first got the house was incredibly narrow and we had a hard time figuring out how to make it better. After much discussion we decided that the bedroom next to the bathroom was entirely too small (as we have to put a built-in closet in so it would be a true bedroom) to be useful, so we appropriated it into a laundry room, shrinking it by ~36″ and expanding the bathroom out.

Of course, before we did any of that we went out and bought the stuff that goes in the bathroom!

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So here is the expansion of the bathroom and the creation of the laundry room

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Bathroom vent and the pocket door.

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Retrofitting the venting was a bit rough.

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Kitchen with the venting through it. We eventually built a soffit to box in the piping since it was so low. Nowhere else to put it unfortunately.

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And there’s the toilet. In the box. Handy.

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Piping for the vanity. We went with Pex since copper is more expensive and we needed to run a whole lot of new stuff.

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Piping for the bathtub. We’re having a separate shower and tub.

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Piping for the laundry room.

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Kitchen Sink piping.

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We ended up turning the pantry into a half-bathroom that will be right off the kitchen. A whole lot easier than going upstairs for everything.

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The final step before getting our plumbing inspected was the installation of the shower pan. As it stands, the code is there is a layer of pitched concrete, a vinyl layer, then another concrete layer, and finally the tile on top. This was enacted because a few years ago someone’s concrete cracked and a slow leak eventually lead to the bathroom collapsing onto the floor below it. Or so the inspector told me. I’m not one to argue with preventing a bathroom ending up in my kitchen, so, there’s the pitched concrete and the vinyl. Makes sense to me!

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And here’s the view from the hallway looking in, then looking back out. Now it just needs some walls… a floor… everything hooked up… I mean it’s 90% there!

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