The Indoor Outdoor Guy Renovations offers both design and construction services for bathrooms in lowermainland, Richmond and Vancouver.  Bathroom renovations vancouvar can be on of the more straight forward renovations, however, because of the many different styles for fixtures, counter tops, and tiles bathroom renovations tend to involve a great many decisions as compared to other renovations of a simlar dollar value. Then design choices with bathrooms are further compounded because of the small areas which they typically occupy.  Bathroom and kitchen renovations renovations tend to fall into one of two categories: the straightforward update or design/build project.

The Bathroom  UpdateThe Slate Tile Bathroom

This is the most economical renovation as the toilet, sink and bathtub or shower, or kitchen sink and appliances generally stay in the same locations even though they are replaced with new versions. However, this renovation still results in a completely new bathroom because the client can choose new fixtures and finishes for every aspect of the bathroom. This type of renovation is more economical because no plumbing or electrical changes in the walls, ceilings or floors need to be made. The permitting process for this type of bathroom is very simple.

The Design/Build Project

This approach is required when you will be changing the layout of the bathroom substantially, such as moving the toilet from one side of the bathroom to the other, adding a free standing tub or taking space away from a closet or adjacent room to make a master bathroom bigger. When it comes to bathrooms these renovations typically involve more than 3 fixtures. As opposed to a regular bathroom which generally has a sink, toilet and tub/shower combination, these bathrooms generally have a separate shower and either a deck mounted tub or a free standing tub. However, this is not always the rule as some of our design/build bathrooms have had the tub removed and replaced it with a large walk-in shower.  When renovating a bathroom in Richmond or Vancouver, this approach involves two steps. In the design phase of this approach, our design team meets with the client to design all aspects of the bathroom. Our design team works with the client to select all the bathroom fixtures, countertops, vanities, faucets, tile finishes and paint colors. As a result of this process a complete set of plans for the bathroom is drawn up.

These plans are used not only for the permit process but also to serve as a guide to the carpenters, electricians and tile setters in the construction of the bathroom. The second phase of this approach involves the construction of the  bathroom.

Book your Bathroom Design Consultation

Whether you are simply wanting to update your bathroom or kitchen or completely redesign it, we would be happy to offer you a bathroom consultation in your home. Please feel free to call us at 604-277-5572 to book your bathroom consultation or submit your request online. An online request allows you to send us photos of your existing bathroom as well as contact information.

The client asked us to renovate two bathrooms at the same time as they wanted both the bathrooms to match and to take advantage of the economy of scale. It is always cheaper to do two bathrooms at once because the countertops, cabinets, and other finishes can be combined to reduce installation costs, overall costs, and delivery fees. The trades can also give a better price because two small jobs are now combined to make a larger job.

The Upstairs Bathroom

Bathroom - tiled shower stall, with custom built vanity and quartz ceased stone counter tops, matching rubbed bronze fixtures, 6x6 porcelain tiled floor with nuheat radiant heated floor


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The client's desired that this bathroom have a big wow factor, while still remaining functional.  The existing bathroom had a wall which seperated the shower from the rest of the bathroom, making the shower very dark and cold.  The client followed our recommendations to take the wall out and to make the shower the prominent focal point of the bathroom.  The shower includes a regular shower head mounted on the wall, as well as a rain head mounted on the ceiling, and a detachable wand that can be used on hard to reach places and for cleaning the shower.  This bathroom also includes seperate his and hers vanities, with marble counter tops.  As part of the above mentioned wow factor that the client desires, a tile mosaic on the floor was added early in the design phase.  It was decided to further enlarge the tile mosaic during the renovation as the new bathroom was taking shape.  Another recommendation that the clients adopted from the design phase was enclosing the toilet in it's own seperate room.  (A seperate bathroom exhaust fan was added to this toilet room (water closet), to deal with an unwanted aromas).  Although the toilet room has it's own lighting the clients elected to use a wooden door with rainglass in it, to ensure enough light enters the room.  This part of the bathroom also has the second vanity.  The clients also desired that the bathroom have a free standing bathtub to add to the overall wow effect of the bathroom. 

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The client wanted a compact kitchen that would be easy to use, where everything would be close at hand. This kitchen features,  floor to ceiling cabinets,  under cabinet lighting, stainless appliances and more.

Gulston Kitchen Design & Construction - galley kitchen and downstairs washroom with 12x12 tiled porcelain tile with slate look

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This bathroom has a custom designed slate tile layout, pot lighting and a heated floor. The Slate Bathoom

This client wanted a relaxing spa-like bathroom that she could use at the end of the day to unwind.  This bathroom features a deep soaker tub, dimmable pot lighting, and electric heated radiant floor and above all else a stylish tile design.  The tile border that functions as the backsplash for the sink, runs above the toilet and carries through into the bathtub area to give the bathroom a very connected feeling. 

The Shower and Vanity

The clients wanted to make some major changes to this en-suite washroom.  The current bathroom had a small shower and tub combination that made for neither an enjoyable shower or bath.  During conversations with the clients it became clear that neither one of them were bath people and what they really wanted was a stylish washroom with a functional shower.  The clients wanted a rain head for comfort and a sliding shower arm for functionality and easy cleaning of the shower stall.

After Renovation : Glass shower stall with porcealin tiles and 2 way diverter.

Read more: The Deluxe Washroom

Deck mounted bathtub and granite countertop

Rainforest ash porcelain tile was used on the tub/shower enclosure.  A large deck mounted bathtub with a stair for easy access is the focal point of this bathroom.  The bathtub filler controls are separate from the shower controls to make use of the bathtub easier.  This bathroom also has a solid wood vanity with a granite counter-top and porcelain under-mount sink.  The wooden floor and wood trim combined with the rainforest tile give this bathroom a spa like feeling.  (please note rainforest refers to the color and texture of the porcelain tile and not its origin)

Read more: The Natural Bathroom

The client had very specific idea for how the bathroom should look.  We worked with the client to achieve this look   This bathroom features, a tile backspash, a tile border in the bathtub area,  stained glass sinks and a quartz counter top, and custom build cabinets.

Bathroom with double sink, tile backsplash, stained glass sinks and quartz counter top, shaker style cabinets

Bathroom with double sink, tile backsplash, stained glass sinks and quartz counter top, shaker style cabinets

This project was completed in 2006.  We renovated the downstairs washroom and laundry room area.  Porcelain tile backsplash, behind the toilet and in the shower area was installed.  The flooring throughout was porcelain tile.  Porcelain sink with a laminate counter top installed.  Stackable washer dryer and cabinets in the laundry room, with a laminate countertop area for folding laundry.  

Laundry room renovation, including pot lights, stackable washer dryer, laminate countertops and shaker cabinets, tile flooring throughoutDownstairs bathroom renovation with tile border, tile backsplash, including behind the toilet, laminate countertop and porcelain sink

Deep Soaker Tub (Main Bathroom)

Deep soaker tub with tile surround and pot lights.

Soild wood vanity with granite counter top

Main Bathroom

This existing main bathroom was old and tired and needed to be completely renovated.  The clients selected tile choices according to their tastes.  At our recommendation the client elected to have a built in shelving unit constructed to take advantage of wasted space in the wall.  This bathroom has a solid wood vanity with a cultured marble counter-top and a glass tile back-splash.  The clients also wanted more lighting in the bathtub/shower so two CSA approved potlights were added to the bathtub/shower enclosure. 

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