Finishing Up the Bathroom

There were a few more tasks to finish the bathroom remodel. The contractor and his helper came one more time to complete the job. The largest project was the installation of the solar tube in the ceiling. He finished the rest of the tube in the attic having already installed the outside skylight. Then he cut the hole in the ceiling for the interior trim.

I could not believe the difference the solar tube made in the bathroom. It positively glows.

Glowing solar tube
Glowing solar tube

It is so bright it feels like the lights are on in the bathroom. What a great way to keep from having to turn them on. It certainly counteracts the dark tile. Even at night there is a bit of a glow through the tube.

Nighttime glow
Nighttime glow

One more major job was replacing the threshold now that the door was wider. Luckily I had saved some bamboo from repairing the steps so I had some long enough pieces to use. Although they were in bad shape at the edges and had to be planed down and pieced together. The final job was quite nice.

Bamboo threshold
Bamboo threshold

We also had a grab bar that needed to be installed in the tiled bath. That required drilling into the tile and I was glad that it was done with the correct drill bits so that it is sturdy and did not crack the tile.

Grab bar installed
Grab bar installed

The pipe for the tub spout was shortened and they spot soldered the spout to keep it from twisting on the pipe.

After I used the sink I thought a pipe was leaking so they took a look at the faucet and figured out that it was not the pipe connection but the faucet itself. If the lever is pressed too hard when turning it off it leaks from the handle. It probably needs a new cartridge but by being gentle with it we have avoided further leaking for now.

Over the weekend I also installed the towel holders and moose hooks.

Towel Bars
Towel Bars

I had the rustic towel bars that I bought in Arizona at the Restore there.

Moose Hooks
Moose Hooks

The moose hooks were another second hand find. The contractor also attached the rustic toilet paper holder to the side of the vanity.

Rustic toilet paper holder
Rustic toilet paper holder

I washed and hung the double shower curtain. I found this bear-moose-canoe shower curtain at the Goodwill a few years ago. There is a white nylon liner curtain too. These were in the bathroom before the remodel.

Shower curtain
Shower curtain

I am very pleased with the results of this rustic bathroom remodel. I’m going to place a few more decorative items and call it done.

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