This 1940’s colonial in Park Ridge had its original 2nd floor bathroom with lath and plaster walls, mud set tile, and mosaic floor. The small shower was completely enclosed making for a dark space. The toilet was on a poorly insulated exterior wall and would freeze every winter.
Our main objective was not only to correct the plumbing issue but to create a larger shower space and give this bathroom a more open feel. After gutting the bathroom we reinsulated all the exterior walls. We then drywalled the exterior wall that the toilet sat on, moved the toilet flange 4 1/2” into the room and built an addition 2” x 4” wall behind it. This solved the plumbing problem. We elongated the shower, installed a recessed niche in the half wall, and enclosed the shower with custom glass. With the addition of a vanity and linen closet this bathroom now has the storage our client needs.