Show and Tell.
Spurred on by the exhibitionism of our bedroom comp, Jamie Pup (love the screen name) has sent in some remarkable pics of his bathroom renovation.
We actually like the old one as well as the new one (which needs some breaking in). The new one is extremely chic and less cozy, but a super impressive job nonetheless. Below you will find Jamie's narraration, and comments. He is willing to take on all comers. (Thanks, Jamie!) MGR
Same Tribeca loft as before. Master bath had pretty badly done limestone with stains all over the place (from the installers) and very badly applied mosaic tile accents. Vanity was a custom cabinet of mediocre finish with over mount sinks and tradtional faucets.
Down to the studs reno done (I have tons of pics of the process) with everything (including extractor fan and lighting) replaced except the bath tub due to the odd shape: Extra wide 5' whirlpool tub. The wall by the tub and toilet was brought out to be flush with the tub and an old window opening was found by the outside tub wall which was made into an alcove shelf with glass shelving that went in after these pics were taken. The appropriate solid foam insulation was put in place before that.
18" portuguese "Lima" limestone tile was used throughout including the slab for the vanity. Source was Stonebridge tiles on 59th st and 2nd Ave by the 59th st bridge. Best price I found including that discount place in Brooklyn. Sinks are by Lacava, toilet is Starck 2 from Duravit, faucets are Kohler "Stillness" (not my first choice but need to re-use existing holes in tub limited my options) all from Bond Bath on Lafayette. I would highly recommend them. Great prices and very good range of modern stock.
Teak fold down sauna seat was from Design Source in China town, ceiling lights from the store on the Bowery I wrote to you about when criticizing Lighting by Gregory. Lights in the mirror are by Boffi and I had these in the original bathroom but the mirror did not come up all the way to the ceiling so they stuck out above the mirror.