There are two bathrooms currently under construction in the same building in Chelsea, NYC. They are both based on the Minimalist 2 design, and both are customized as the layouts differ from our Basic Package. Both will have shower stalls instead of bathtubs. The apartments are really small and we imagine that young professionals with no kids will live there, so a shower seemed like a sensible choice. Both bathrooms will have floor mounted toilets instead of wall mounted, as the bathrooms were already under construction when we came in, and we wanted to minimize the plumbing changes. This is where the similarities end, since each bathroom has a different layout and we carefully adapted our Basic Design to the unique conditions of each space.
Below are some construction progress photos.
The first bathroom, with rough-ins prepared for plumbing fixtures. The black material on the walls and floor is liquid applied waterproofing. The open corner with brick visible beyond is the framing for a large mirrored medicine cabinet.
The shower stall waiting to be tiled.
The shower pan base will steel receive waterproofing where the lead shower pan was installed and covered with compound.
This is the second bathroom. The tiling of the shower stall has already begun.
There will be a niche in this shower, where shampoo and soap can be placed. In the first bathroom the window sill can be used for this purpose.
The tiling of the side wall in the shower has commenced. The wall surface next to the shower stall will be covered by another layer of greenboard so that the tile and wall surface will be flush.
The waterproofing of the shower stall is protected while the workers are tiling the walls.
This wall will receive the blue accent tile.
An opening in the wall is framed to receive the medicine cabinet.
To be continued…