|Walls in the middle of the room, making it feel claustrophobic; ugly blue shower; closed in tub; toilet inexplicably placed in the middle of the room|
|Goodbye, ugly blue shower!|
Actually, we finished about a month ago, but I'm just now getting around to the blog post. I know you were probably on the edge of your seat.
Here's some before pictures:
|Please notice the lovely shell-shaped sinks|
|Lots of choppy walls|
This is how it turned out:
|Vanity: slab granite with rectangle sinks and new lighting/faucets/hardware. We painted the existing cabinets and replaced the carpet (yes, carpet in a bathroom...) with travertine|
|Jacuzzi tub with granite tub deck/backsplash and curved marble mosaic tub surround|
|Travertine shower with two heads, marble accent tiles at eye level and granite seat, shelves, and threshold|
Even though the space is still a little tight, it is so much better!! I love the tub and shower; they are such a huge improvement on the original bathroom and I really appreciate them. I can't decide which I like more, they both make me feel so happy and relaxed. Love. It.
Our smartest move: adding a ceiling fan. Not a costly addition to the budget and makes a HUGE difference to diffuse heat and humidity after a steamy shower. No one likes to be "dewy" when you're trying to straighten your hair, put on make-up, and get dressed. Or at least that's what Kristopher tells me. (kidding).
|See the fan over the vanity area?|
My favorite individual features:
1. Waterfall tub faucet, with handles placed on the side near your head so you don't have to lean forward to turn the water on and off when you are soaking
2. Rubbed bronze square shower drain. This was all Kristopher's idea. Really adds a little something extra, don't you think??
3. Chandelier over the tub, on a dimmer switch. Everyone knows how much I love a bargain, and I got this for a STEAL because it was a display that needed some TLC. Now, it is all shined up and I love it. Adds ambiance.