American Legion Post 974

2nd Floor Bathroom

We were invited to do a complete gut remodel on the second floor bathroom.

Post members had gutted the bathroom, but decided that the renovation work was more than they wished to engage in. At this point, we were invited to bid on completing the renovation for the bathroom. This is what the room looked like at the time we started.

The opposite end of the bathroom. When this home was built, there was no municipal water system, owners used an out house. When the village gained a water system, the owners chose this room to turn into an indoor bathroom. In this time period, rooms had multiple doors and windows for light and ventilation.

The original plumbers didn't really care about structural integrity, and chopped through and wood framing members that happened to be in their way. A great deal of re-enforcing was required to make the floors solid and sound again.

Insulation was added to the ceiling to conserve heat energy as well as a fan/light/heat unit.

At this time, exhaust ducting was added to ventilate the downstairs restrooms.

New pine T & G flooring was milled to match the remainder of flooring that was not removed.

Additional can lights were added to supply adequate lighting.

A window between rooms was removed for privacy. Originally, it allowed light into the small interior room.

The finished room. We milled all door casings and crown moldings.

We also built a custom frame for the mirror to match the door casings, and custom built the vanity cabinet. Walls and floors were tiled for durability and ease of maintenance.

The vanity was built with raised panel ends to match the doors. These are not plant ons as done with most factory cabinetry. End panels are joined to the face frame with a double lock miter.

Drawers aren't really needed in a commercial bath, so shelves were incorporated to hold cleaning supplies and paper goods.