Worst bathroom reno of all time?

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  1. jaybean

    jaybean Well-Known Member

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    My friend said her new bathroom was crap. Emphasis on "new" - this is not a refresh of an existing bathroom.








    I've purposely put the image at the bottom so you'll have to scroll. I'll explain why: generally you don't want to overstate how bad or good something is, cause with the wrong expectations set, things never seem as good or bad.








    However, it's so bad I expect nothing will be able to prepare you for this.







    Cause I dismissed it at first, thinking: how bad could it be?







    Oh, brace yourselves.



    Poor girl, only just bought the place.







    Presenting: the worst bathroom reno of all time.


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    WTF is this. I still can't believe this.
     
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    That's called "dammit the silicone bottles nozzle has hardened, and I don't have a spare one - remove nozzle and go with the blob" :D

    Looks like they kept the old tile? The first photo is an emergency fix for failed waterproofing where you just silicone it up

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    Definitely a feature... :eek:

    Will she be putting in a new bathroom soon?
     
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    Even my grouting and siliconing skills are 100 times better than whoever made this mess and I have only done grouting fixes around the house.

    I hope waterproofing wasn’t done by the same person.
     
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    This is a candidate for DIY fail... at least I hope it was done by an amateur, and not a professional.
     
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    You need to practice alot to be consistently that rough. :eek:
     
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    I assume you can get a box cutter and trim the excess, no?
     
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    Going by the person that did this, a box cutter in their hands will probably leave a deep gouge in the woodwork, shower screen, tiles and grout :eek:

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    If this is a 'new' bathroom, you're best ripping the whole thing out and starting again, with work that rough.
     
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    What's the bet the hot and cold water taps are the wrong way around :confused:


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    Its ok, just paint over it:confused::p
     
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    Ok I have a clearer picture now.

    So apparently the new bathroom was looking pretty slick.

    Then they realised it was leaking even after just a few minutes of running water (they haven't even moved in yet). I suspected there is no waterproofing layer at all under the tiles.

    The guy was called back, and he said he'd fix it. And by "fix it", well, you have the photos above.

    God almighty.
     
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    Nope all brand new. He made a mess of everything. There's dirt, scratches, marks everywhere. A total disaster.

    We've told her she needs to tear it out and re-do it. If there's no waterproofing under the tiles there's no other options. It's a tough pill to swallow as you can imagine.
     
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    This is the new bathroom.
     
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    What was the cost of the new bathroom?

    Who did it? A tradesman (surely not)!

    Any chance of getting some money back?

    ...because I wouldn't want him to come back and fix it.
     
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    What does the rest look like? I need a good laugh...
     
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    I sense a little BS - that joint no more gaps is perfect. Someone else did the clear silicon
     
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    This is not just incompetence. This is negligent recklessness bordering on malicious intent. Was there a relationship breakdown between the contractor and owner?
     
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    I like the modern industrial look.
     

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    only the last 2 photos are showing up for me,

    i really want to see it now!