Buckhorn Scandinavian Log Home Bathroom Renovation

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Buckhorn Scandinavian Log Home Bathroom Renovation 2017-06-15T20:10:07+00:00

Project Description

Buckhorn Scandinavian Log Home Bathroom Renovation

The vision for this improvement was to expand the size of the second story bathroom to accommodate a sizeable shower and a vanity while retaining the original claw tub. This renovation presented some unique challenges given the Scandinavian scribed log structure. Nothing in this type of construction is plumb, level or square! Another challenge was the location of the spiral staircase to the mezzanine relative to the only possible location for the bathroom door.

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What we did

  • Designed a scale floor plan to determine an ideal layout for the bathroom and where walls could be moved to
  • Set up dust barrier and floor protection to minimize dust migration and ensure no damage to the pine flooring
  • Removed two partition walls
  • Reworked plumbing to accommodate fixtures and reduce the size of the plumbing chase in the bathroom
  • Reworked wiring to accommodate new LED pot lights and European style heat source
  • Installed new exhaust fan vented externally and controlled by a timer to better manage moisture
  • Constructed new walls based on enlarged design
  • Installed new drywall and primed and painted
  • Custom milled, stained and installed new window and door casings and baseboards to match original millwork
  • Created custom pocket door with integrated full length mirror
  • Tiled new shower using Schluter Kerdi board, pan and linear drain system
  • Scribed tiles to fit around logs for a more finished look
  • Tiled floor
  • Installed frameless glass shower door and wall system
  • Installed custom vanity, claw tub, toilet and all fixtures
  • Installed towel hooks, rings and bars


  • 48” x 36” tiled shower with a linear drain
  • Hansgrohe shower fixture
  • White beaded shaker style vanity with quartz top
  • Tiled floor
  • Dedicated heat system
  • Recessed pot lights
  • Wireless sound system
  • Custom maple shaker style pocket door with integrated full length mirror
  • Toto low flush toilet