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Bathroom renovation in old home with no toilet

redracer01
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

If the area is suitable then yes having the actual wet area lower would be a much more streamlined look. Plus it will be so much more pleasing to the eye! Goodluck on your renovation!

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KathF
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

Hi, Budding Reno Just Lucky,  looks like my old bathroom.  For what its worth see my suggested design.  Good luck with all your renovations and hope it all works well for you,

 

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Jason
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

Wow @KathF, what a fantastic first post! I'm sure @Justlucky2k2  really appreciates your input. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We are looking forward to reading more of your posts soon as it seems like you have a lot of value to offer other community members. We trust in return you'll get loads of helpful advice, information and inspiration for your projects. Our members are sharing amazing stuff every day.

 

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Justlucky2k2
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

  

 

 Thanks guy, it was indeed helpful. I have started demotion work as you can see in recent uploaded pictures

 

I have take out the the and ripped the wall where the new plumbing will be.

 

I have some concerns, now that the tub is out there is a screen which is not at the same level as the other floor tiles. should i use auto leveler first and then apply membrane or I should apply membrane first and then use auto level screed. suggestions welcome.

 

I am thinking to use tile over tile as the existing tiles are very strong and stable. I will use tile over primer from bunnings. Regarding membrane over this. What is best way to apply. use primer first, then membrane? 

 

the tile i cut on the wall for installation of plumbing are approx 9mm including previous villaboard and the gyprock aquachek drywall is 10mm. will it make any different or i can cover this 1mm gap by applying extra adhesive while tiling? 

 

I tried sanding the tiles but i dont know if its worth the efforts as area is big and i dont see much plain surface on the tiles after sanding.

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Mathy
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

Hi @Justlucky2k2 - coincidentally I’m in the process of starting exactly the same idea - remove bath and put shower in that space.

 

Before you go any further, you may wish to consult a plumber. I discovered via my plumber that a shower needs a larger drain than what is generally provided for a bath. I was kind of annoyed, because I didn’t want to pull up the screed in the floor of my bathroom, I was just going to remove the tiles and redo them. However, it is what it is. We’re going to replace the bath drain with the correct size and connect via the “right sized” existing floor trap in the bathroom. When you speak with a plumber, they can inform you about how to get your shower floor at the correct height, and what order screed and membrane should go in.

 

Regarding tiling over tiles - I was also going to do this until I looked at the issues of dealing with door architraves and the ceiling cornice. Making the tiles thicker (existing tiles plus tile adhesive and new tile) means that you pretty much need to remove architraves and ceiling cornice. I decided that I might as well remove the old wall tiles hope this is helpful, cheers Deb :smile:

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Mathy
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

Sorry @Justlucky2k2 - just read your comment about the 1mm difference. It reads like your gyprock aquacheck is 1mm thicker than the previous arrangement. You should be able to manage this with tile adhesive by using a slightly smaller notch adhesive spreader. If it’s the reverse, then yes you can increase by 1mm when applying the tiles :smile:

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Justlucky2k2
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

Thanks Deb,

 

Fortunately I already planned to use bigger drain pipe than bath.Regarding the rescreeding your floor after making bigger space for drain channel. Will you use self leveling mix. Is there any recommendations that how long we need to wait for it to dry. or there are solutions available which we can tile after waiting few hours or a day? Another question how the waterproofing will be done, before the screeding is done or after that.  Thanks

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Jason
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

Let me also tag @redracer01 and @ProjectPete who might like to share their renovation experience with you before you proceed @Justlucky2k2.

 

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redracer01
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

Using self levelling compounds should be ideal to make up for the 1 mm difference and make everything nice and flat. Just a reminder to put in your fall while tilling to the waste. Depending on current weather conditions and location of bathroom and amount of air and sunlight it gets most levelling compounds say 24 hours. Please read product recommendations at the back of the bag. Once it is totally dry then you can begin water proofing.


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Justlucky2k2
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Re: Suggestion for a bathroom renovation

@redracer01  Thanks for all the help, I tried to find Bondo for window seal as you suggested , however I could not find it in bunning. Is there any other specific name for this one?

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