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Anthony’s Awesome Small Bathroom Remodel

Before and After (Plus Great Tips)

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by Jeff Patterson in DIY Bathroom Remodel
Small Bathroom Remodel by Anthony

Doing a small bathroom remodel is challenging.

Today we share Anthony’s project because it’s a great story. He had to work evenings and weekends to transform his bathroom.

There were big challenges with the sloped floor, old shower, and carpentry. But Anthony persevered and we wanted to share his success.

I think you’ll be inspired…

Why a Small Bathroom Remodel?

Anthony and his wife bought their house a few years back. And they did a ton of renovation. However, the bathrooms weren’t touched.

So this was the motivation for Anthony – get the bathrooms looking good.

Most of us aren’t living in a TV show with unlimited budgets. Or have 10 contractors helping in the background.

Anthony did this work himself.

It wasn’t easy. He didn’t have all the answers.

But that didn’t stop him.

This video celebrates Anthony’s huge achievement

What’s Next

Give Anthony some love down in the comments. Let him know he did a great job.

If you want to see how to install that Kohler Archer tub here’s the tutorial. It’s one of the best acrylic tubs out there.

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Jeff Patterson

  1. Nancy Parkinson says:

    You did a beautiful job! There are some points made that will help us as we totally gut our master bath in a year or two. I noticed you had a floor to level up. We have one we’ll need to do. How do you level up the floor (with cement board already down).
    Can you do a video with step by step instructions and how to figure how wide the opening needs to be for a thresholdless shower stall? We want to be able to make our new shower handicap accessible for us in the future. One thing we’re wondering is how do you slope the floor?

    1. The slope of the bathroom floor and shower pan are two separate issues. It’s best to address the uneven bathroom floor first. That can be accomplished by using self-leveler. It’s not difficult but requires a few different steps to ensure the leveler doesn’t ooze between the studs and down into the floor below. Second way to level the bathroom floor is to tear up the old subfloor, sister new 2x8s to the joists, and lay down new 3/4″ plywood. That’s more involved and the structural integrity of the existing joists should be inspected at the same time.

      Curbless shower pans require level floors. We recommend Wedi’s Fundo Ligno system because it’s easier than a mud pan for DIYers. If you’re hiring a professional get their references and ensure their prior mud pans are still performing well. Wedi’s system comes with a 10 year warranty.

      If the curbless system is in a basement we have a different solution involving a KBRS modular linear drain. We’ll have a tutorial on that in the next few months.

  2. Janice says:

    Yes, Anthony, nice job! Came out beautiful. Love the two vanities.
    I, too, would like to know how the floor was leveled? We have that issue in a cottage that needs remodeling. It has a noticeable slope to the floor.


    1. Thanks Jan for asking. I explain under Nancy’s comment how we tackle unlevel or sloped floors. How much is the floor sloped?

  3. Squafdonoboles says:

    Sorry but I like the OLD bathroom.

  4. Mario says:

    Anthony! You did a fantastic job. You’ve inspired me to start my own small bathroom remodel in the coming weeks at my cottage. Really liked the setup and lights.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Eric Womack says:

    Anthony nice. In the meddle of my very small 1985 Mobile Home bathroom redo. Chanllges are some the same, and more. HomeRepairTutor is a good asset to have on your side. My next step, is an outside shower build. Then I can take out the plastic tub, and start the walk-in shower build. I’m going with KBRS pre-sloped shower pan, and water proofing. I plan to use large format tile, niche, and a full bench.
    I’ve ordered the double vanity, was.going to install. But, now I decided to tile the floor and shower.
    Good Job on yours.

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