Re-Fitting my en-suite

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We moved house just under a year ago (the house was built in 2004), since then it seems other than painting the walls, nothing in the house has been changed.
The en-suite to the master bedroom had plain 6inch x 12inch white tiles around the shower tray and just above the sink which were uninspiring to the eye and looked a bit grubby.
For the sink area, there was a custom built unit built that was constructed using a couple of kitchen cupboard doors and chipboard formica worktop. There was a counter sunk sink (that had a huge 4inch scar in the enamel finish!).... Simply put, it looked pretty bad, unfortunatley I didn't take any "before" photos so you'll just have to try and imagine what it was like using my bad description ;).
On the new suite, we decided to go for a timeless luxury look with some modern elements rather than going bang on trend and getting fed up with it a few years down the line. So here's a little bit about the work I've done along with photos that could be useful to someone else wanting to do a similar project....

After ripping out the old "suite" & removing the stud wall dividing the shower and basin area...




The master bedroom was a mess (it's the next room to be sorted)...


Re-Boarded the walls & plastered the ceiling...


Re-routed plumbing for the shower:


Fitted the shower tray (re-inforced the flooring by installing new joists under tray area & bedded tray - using a 5:1 mortar mix - on top of ply board).

Added a small shelf into the stud wall to avoid having to use a metal hanging "thing" to hold shampoo's etc...


Quick test fit of the shower:


Re-routed the plumbing for the basin and boarded with ply as I'm going to use a floating sink unit that hangs from the wall so ply is far stronger for holding it solid...

Getting the room prepared for tiling; had to remove the radiator and free the heating pipes as I'm replacing this with a heated towel rail...


Decided to mitre cut my way round the 90degree angles avoiding tile trims:

Fitted mosaics to the back of shower wall, shower shelf wall & behind the basin....

Started tiling the other walls...

Need to finish the tiling.... will update next week.
 
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nice. you seem to have used normal plasterboard around the shower. If so, I think that was a mistake. If I am mistaken I apologise!
 
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wow, great work! I wish I was brave enough to have a go at something like this. Enjoy your shower :p
 
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I was away skiing for a week so I missed the last couple of weekends in mid-feb hence no updates, but over this weekend I painted the ceiling and replaced the radiator valves (sorted the plumbing so pipes would fit behind tiles). I also finished sticking the last few tiles to the walls, did all the grouting & fitted a new extractor fan.

I need to finish polishing up the tiles (removing the last bits of grout haze) after work this evening, but here's some photos after this weekends work....

 
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Looks great,

Although this would bug me like crazy that the tiles aren't following the pattern, I see why you did it though.

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so will everything be completed once the tiles have been polished, or do you have more plans?
 
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