Renton Bathroom and Deck Project for Animal Planet’s Animal Cribs

By Mandy | December 1, 2017
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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. 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:

West Seattle Bathroom with Carrara Tile Shower

By Mandy | November 6, 2016
Bathrooms by J&M Remodel, Seattle, WA

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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Guest Bathroom on Capitol Hill

By Mandy | November 6, 2016
Bathrooms by J & M Remodel, Seattle, WA

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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Sound View Master Bathroom

By Mandy | November 6, 2016
Bathrooms by J & M Remodel, Seattle, WA

Originally, this master bathroom was very dated, yet it had a nice functional footprint. It was important for our clients to have an updated bathroom that also increased their enjoyment of the sweeping views of the Puget Sound. The natural look of Travertine tiles appealed to our clients, and they chose an accent border and paint to complete the look. The jetted soaking tub with an extra-large tub deck provides a nice place to take in the view. The frameless shower door maintains the open feeling of the room, and allows for light throughout. Finally, heated flooring was included throughout the bathroom, including the shower.

Illene P. (Facebook Review
J and M rocks! We’re almost finished with our 2nd project with them – guest bath remodel and it’s stunning. Nate did an awesome job and is a pleasure to work with. I’m torn about telling too many people about these guys… we have another bathroom to remodel and I don’t want them to get so busy they can’t fit me in! 🙂 Highly recommend Justin and his team.

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Bellevue Guest Bathroom

By Mandy | November 6, 2016
Bathrooms by J & M Remodel, Seattle, WA

This tiny, almost non-functional bathroom was a bit of a challenge. We decided to bring out the partition wall to enlarge the overall square footage as well as to remove an adjacent closet to add to the shower space. Our clients were thrilled with this suggestion, and were excited to have a more functional bathroom. We incorporated marble tile around the window frame. We also used chameleon tile heat registers for a very custom look. The glass tile accent strip in the shower and in the niche tie into the vanity backsplash to complete the look. Finally, a unique double rain shower head provides ultimate relaxation.

04/16/2015 – Carol W. (Angie’s List Review)
Justin met with us to go over our project. One of the challenges was enlarging a tiny shower enclosure. Justin was able to sketch up an idea to move the wall out a foot on two sides. The end result is fantastic. Ehren was our onsite construction specialist and all facets of his work were excellent. He was easy to work with and communication was top-notch. We appreciated his approach to involving us in some of the finish ideas; i.e., did we prefer the tile to run this way or this from a visual point of view? Both Ehren and Justin were 100% committed to making sure we were happy with their work. The highest compliment is to use a contractor again which we plan to work with Justin and Ehren on our next project

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Featured on Animal Planet

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.

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