Today is Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan at Between Naps On The Porch.
This was our master bathroom last July. Ugly, to say the least. Who wants carpet in a bathroom? And this tub had such a high surround that I always hit my foot trying to step into the shower. We never used the vanity, so it was wasted space. And we had no medicine cabinet.
Fast forward to about a month later.
Here’s what we did. The bathroom was gutted except part of the cabinets on either end. We had the vanity replaced with this cabinet in the center, which opens to pull out drawers for storage. At the far end is a door that opens to a pull-out trash can. After the granite was added on the countertops, we had this tall set of shelves added on top for medicine, etc. There is an electrical outlet in the bottom of these shelves so I can keep my hair dryer plugged in.
Here was the toilet area. Don’t you just love that early eighties vinyl wallpaper? And the vinyl floor!
We figured as long as we were getting a new toilet, we’d get a taller one. Easier on the back.
The ceilings were scraped, as it was the old popcorn ceiling and it was beginning to crumble and fall on the ugly carpet. Probably due to the skylight and humidity. We opted for two small mirrors instead of the one that stretched across the wall. My husband picked out the lights and mirrors from some place online. We used the same mirror and light in the guest bath, which was next in line for renovation.
This is the other side. The walls were painted a brownish shade.
The bathtub was replaced by a large walk-in shower, with a built-in bench for sitting at the far end.
The carpeted floor was replaced with travertine, set on an angle.
Now on to the guest bath. We didn’t want two sinks in here. So that had to go. They tore out everything except the tall towel cabinet near the door.
Now it looks like this. The ceilings were scraped in here also. This is the second and last room where we had that done, as it affected my allergies so. We used the same tall toilet we used in the master bath. The same venetian bronze fixtures, with the same color hardware on the cabinets, just a different style.
Also the granite is a lighter color. We used the same travertine on the floor, but not set at an angle. The bathtub and marble surround is new. We used the same paint as the other bathroom. And we asked for the same set-up for the shower fixtures, and the multiple uses this provided us with.
One sink in the middle instead of two at each end.
Instead of two doors at either end of the cabinets, we opted for doors in the center. Drawers at the far right end. And as with the master bath, a door at the other end for a pull-out trash can.
We had a permanent venetian bronze shower bar installed. But the carpenter set it too high for the shower curtain I’d already purchased from Penneys. I couldn’t find any the right length, so I bought this cowhide-type material from Hancocks to sew to the bottom. And added the trim.
We are very pleased with the functionality of these bathrooms. We got everything we wanted, and there’s no wasted space. I highly advise you to consider the taller toilets. Much less back pain! Especially for us ladies.
I think the bathrooms cost around $15,000 each for the remodeling.
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