Bathroom Remodel

Project: Elmwood Neighborhood, Episode 3, Part 1

Bob visits Pat and Roger Simons, homeowners undertaking a bathroom renovation. The plan is to redesign the layout, but keep some of the original features-- the mosaic tiles in the floor, for example.

Bob helps Terry Bates (from Mult-R) with the demolition, and carpenter Bob Ryley is on hand to help with the insulation. A new tub is put in, along with a new stackable washer/dryer.

Lighting designer Markus Earley talks about the lighting in the new bathroom, plus an innovative hydronic heating system.

Last, Bob goes to Pat's studio, where her daughter, PK, is helping create a beautiful tile mural that will go in the shower.
Part 1: Bathroom Remodel
Pat and Roger Simons, the owners of the second house in the Elmwood project, review the goals of their bathroom remodel. Their home is a Colonial Revival with original stained glass windows, a coffer ceiling, pocket doors, elaborate trim, and a fireplace with a mantle over it.

The second-floor bathroom is being remodeled. Homeowners Pat and Roger want to make better use of the space, by relocating the washer-dryer and replacing it with a long sink. The toilet and bathtub will also be replaced with new fixtures.
Part 2: Plumbing Installation and Creating a Tile Mural
Part 3: Installing Insulation and Plastering
Part 4: Final Tour of the Completed Second Home in the Project
The theme of community building in the historic Elmwood neighborhood of Providence, RI, is the focus of this project. Rather than tackling one house, Bob Vila is helping 11 neighbors tackle smaller projects like porches, kitchens, bathrooms, and even a third-floor artist's studio.