Our customer contacted J & M Remodel to discuss some great ideas about enlarging their main floor bathroom by taking some square footage from an adjacent bedroom closet. We determined that this could be done, and that the expansion would made a huge difference in the aesthetics and functionality of the bath.
After opening the wall to use the available closet space, we relocated the tub and shower to accommodate a larger vanity. The new vanity provided a dramatic increase in storage space than the original pedestal sink.
Our team added Wainscoting that extends halfway up the wall, offering a rich, dramatic effect. Encaustic-look art porcelain tiles stand out as the showpiece of this space, and go well with the classic subway surround. A large niche with glass shelving offers generous space for shower products, and the directional change of the tile is a great touch.
Here's a portion of the five-star review that our customer left about the project on our Google listing. You can access our reviews on Google and other sites on our Reviews page:
“We had the very best bathroom remodel experience with J & M [Remodel]. We received a handful of bids, with theirs right in the middle as far as price, but way above the rest as far as detail and professionalism. From beginning to end, this was painless. The final invoice was very close to the original bid, and the job was finished in exactly the amount of time promised.”
Update in May, 2019: J & M Remodel's work on this project won the coveted REX award for bathroom remodel projects in our entry category! There are more details on our Reviews page.
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Each of these two bathroom remodel projects feature unique upgrades and special custom touches by J & M Redmodel. In the case of the existing standard size and layout bathroom, our client wanted to eliminate the bathtub and add a spacious walk-in shower. As you’ll see in the photos below, the custom vanities and granite countertops blend seamlessly with the 12 x 24 floor tiles. The shower features two vertical glass mosaic accent strips, bringing additional visual interest to the room. The large mirror spanning the length of the vanity is backlit with LED lighting. The high-end Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures ensure that this bathroom will stand the test of time.
For the second bathroom, the client wanted to incorporate a steam shower. However, the existing bathroom had limited square footage for the job. We expanded the bathroom footprint to accommodate the steam shower by moving a wall and by making use of some available space previously used for storage. The ThermaSol steam unit we installed for this project is the preferred steam generator used by J & M Remodel. The fold-down teak bench was hand crafted by J & M Remodel to fit the available space perfectly. The floor tile selected by our client is unlike any we had previously seen, and turned out great. Both bathroom remodel projects feature LED backlit mirrors.
There's a recent update to this project! Justin Schuder, co-owner of J & M Remodel, was interviewed about our use of a Thermasol Steam Generator for this project by Pro Remodeler magazine in their November 2018 issue. Click to read the article to learn more about the project and why we chose a Thermasol Steam Generator.
The gallery below contains four images of the kitchen before the remodel in addition to the images after J & M Remodel completed the project. Click an image to view the image at its full size, then use the arrows to advance through the images:
J & M Remodel created a spa-like bathroom, and a pet friendly pool deck, for a couple whose project was featured on the Animal Cribs show on cable TV’s Animal Planet channel. The couple and their chocolate Lab Turf were featured in the 2017 season. Turf goes to work with his owner Sergio at the Seattle Seahawks training facility in Renton, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC). Turf’s job is to keep birds off of the field while Sergio attends to the condition of the Seahawks practice field.
After a hard day at work, Turf is smelly and dirty, and needs a bath. The existing bathroom was cramped and not well equipped for washing a large dog. In addition, the indoor and outdoor space in the home wasn’t very dog friendly, nor was the yard conducive to having neighbors over for backyard gatherings.
Enter the Animal Cribs crew. J & M remodel was contacted by Animal Cribs with the agreement of the homeowners to oversee the implementation of the design in order to address the requirements for the spa-like bathroom, laundry room relocation, and the outdoor deck aspects of the project. As a result, Turf now enjoys a larger shower where his owners can bathe him more easily, and the backyard now features a deck area for relaxing after work with neighbor friends and their dogs.
The full episode of Animal Cribs on Animal Planet that features J & M Remodel can be viewed here.
The first J & M employee can be seen at around the 9:50 point of the episode. Construction of the new shower starts at the 13:50 point. J & M can also be seen at the 19:38 point, and the deck and pool materials arrive at 31:05. The final results are shown to the customers at the 33:09 point, with the Bathroom at 35:16, and the deck and back yard at 36:29.
As you’ll hear in the customer’s reactions during the reveal portion of the show, they are very happy with their new bathroom and deck. Sergio also left a review about this project on Houzz that you can read here.
Here are still images of J & M Remodel’s portions of the project. Click to view each image in its full size, then use the arrows to advance through the images:Read More
This guest bathroom had been recently remodeled, but was in need of a new shower surround (walls) as the existing shower surround had been failing. In addition, the tile work previously done for the shower was not up to par. J & M Remodel removed the old shower, and set a new Wedi shower pan (base) and shower surround. The grey grout that the client selected complements the gorgeous Carrara tiles. The grout and tile combination really makes for an eye-catching design. The wall-mounted vanity and sink complete the look of this modern but warm bathroom.
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This small, yet functional guest bathroom matches the farmhouse style of the client’s home. The glass blocking in the shower provides ample natural lighting. The wainscoting and pedestal sink make the room feel larger, with a recessed medicine cabinet for additional storage. We used a urethane based Quartzlock grout to insure minimal maintenance for the grout joints on the natural stone tiles. The hardwood floors tied in to the rest of the home and added a nice contrast to the rest of the bathroom’s aesthetics.
06/01/2012 – Mitch A. (Angie’s List Review)
We contacted Justin in November 2011 to bid on our project, remodeling the kitchen and both bathrooms. He came right out the next day, quickly did a thorough review of the project, and responded within a couple of days with a competitive, detailed proposal, which we selected from among five other bids.
A two-man crew, Nate and James, handled most of the work but four other contractors came on the job at different times for extra hands or when a specialist skill was needed. The crew is great to work with; friendly, courteous, considerate, and diligent. They keep a clean job site, removing trash and debris frequently. We liked that the J and M team was small and easy to work with, but also big enough to bring on more people when required.
J and M handled everything in the remodel except for the cabinetry, countertops, painting, and shower doors, which we contracted out to others, an arrangement which saved us a considerable amount on the job. J and M’s work included all the demolition, rough carpentry, plumbing, electrical, tile, and the finish and trim work. They worked really well with the other contractors, coordinating schedules and working out dependencies as needed. They also bought all required materials with a reasonable markup, but allowed us to buy the more costly items to avoid the markup, often using their contractor discounts saving us even more money.
We worked from rough designs, which led to frequent changes, including a few major changes. They were very flexible, handling everything, working with us to get exactly what we wanted. We did find that it was important to write down changes—an email was enough—as some things were dropped when communicated verbally.
Some changes were the result of problems uncovered during the remodel. The crew always communicated things quickly as they came up, and were very creative, usually giving us several options to solve the problem. For example, we got stuck trying to work out how to install an electrical outlet on the kitchen island, and Nate worked out a way to cut down some plug mold to fit perfectly on the island trim. It looks great!
The craftsmanship was generally above average and in some cases, excellent. They will take on anything, but were best with rough construction, woodwork, tile, electrical and plumbing. They had trouble with the floors and some finish details.
The oak floors required sanding, staining and sealing, and they struggled to get a consistent, smooth finish after going well over budget on the sanding. It was partly due to the challenging nature of the floor—uneven, out of level surface and grain variation—and partly limited experience on their part. I want to emphasize that they absorbed most of the cost overrun, and in the end, the floors look good, but this part of the job definitely pushed their limits.
They are also easy to do business with. Their invoices are timely, detailed, and easy to understand. They provide receipts for all purchases, were quick to respond to billing questions, and have been very reasonable in working out any issues that came up.
They started on schedule in mid-January, and finished a bit later than planned, about 10 weeks later—reasonable for the size of the job and the number of changes that we made. We were generally happy with their progress throughout but did have to push at the end to get things wrapped up.
We love all three rooms, they turned out even better than expected, and really make the house beautiful.
Overall, we are very happy with J and M. They are reliable and responsive, and will provide quality contracting work at a reasonable cost, but you do need to spend time working with them on the project to get the best result. We will work with J and M again as well, already scheduling a media room project and potentially a studio/office remodel. That probably says as much as anything about our level of satisfaction.
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J & M Remodel created a spa-like bathroom and a pet friendly pool deck for a couple whose project was featured on the Animal Cribs show on cable TV’s Animal Planet channel during the 2017 season. The couple's Chocolate Lab Turf goes to work with his owner Sergio at the Seattle Seahawks training facility in Renton. Read more about the project and view the TV episode.