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Old 01-17-2016, 07:57 PM   #1
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Bathroom repair and or advice


Hi folks,

I'm new here and looking for some advice.

Without going too much into the back story; bought a house knowing there was some work to be done to get it right.

Previous owner seemed to be trigger happy with tiling on plywood and most often you only go so high up the wall and cap it. In this case he did not and felt the need to put this fake crown moulding obviously to cover the top.

All in all it's a shoddy job and I'm looking to see if anyone thinks I can retro this or it's better just to blow it up and start over? Thanks so much for any insight
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Old 01-17-2016, 08:15 PM   #2
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Not uncommon to leave the area near the ceiling unfinished if plans are to add crown moulding. If you have a miter saw and some decent DIY skills, you could finish off the crown at minimal cost. Outside corners are really tricky and perhaps the former owner didn't have the skills to finish it off properly. I'd say, give it a shot. If it doesn't work out, well, then you can "blow it up."
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do you like the tile ? if so, get some corner tiles and them up there.
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That looks like a mess. Tear it out and do it right. Less trouble in the long run.
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I would take a 6"level down the celling to see it its level before doing a blunt 90% angle with tiles.


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Maybe a mosaic tile boarder would be easiest to fit and it would creat a nice boarder.


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I believe the crown moulding was really an after-thought -- not by design.

Thanks for all the input everyone, helped to give me a couple options.
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Generally, the homemakers leave the area near the ceiling unfinished. You can do it with help of a miter saw, only if you tried some DIY’s earlier. And definitely, this will not cost you much. As far as the outside corners are considered, it can be really tricky. You can give a try once and if it doesn’t work out, you can blow it.
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