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Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Bathroom Coming Soon

A few weeks back we finally decided to get the ball rolling on our long overdue master bath remodel. It was really the only room in this house (when we bought it 3 and a half years ago) that made me cringe and still the only room I have done absolutely nothing to. For starters, no tub. And for a lover of baths like myself, that was a huge disappointment. 

The fiberglass box in the corner is the poorest excuse for a shower I have ever taken note of, what with its lovely brass trim on the rickety door and the what-I think-is-supposed-to-be-a-bench or a place to set your toiletries but is slanted in such a way that everything you put there just rolls right off. Usually on your toe. Or at least mine. 

The built-in light in the top of the shower stopped working shortly after we moved in and has not worked since (yes, we tried a new light bulb) and since the glass door is that frosted type of glass that doesn't let in much light, shaving one's leg while dodging all the bottles and soaps and razors and whatnot that have fallen to the floor is quite the challenge. It's just not right to dread the idea of taking a shower in your own house.

But the ball is finally on the roll now and while it has been a bit of a process working with the designer at Lowe's, having her and the contractor come out and then coming up with a layout for the challenging space, I think we are getting close to the start line. (We only recently made the discovery that Lowe's offers this service and the designer and contractor have both been wonderful so far. I will keep y'all posted.) 

Here is the current (and soon to be Before) state. 

 (Why yes, that is a fully-clothed boy in my shower. I hear he goes by the name of Dracen.)

And here is what I'm hoping to achieve with the After...

There will be, above all else, the claw foot soaking tub I have dreamed of owning all my life. Dracen was thoroughly disappointed when I informed him that it will not have the swanky jets he was dreaming of.
The entire room will be taken down to the studs and the fiberglass shower will (Hallejuah!) be no more. In its place will be a tiled shower with a niche and a clear glass door so I will no longer feel the need to ask the Lord for forgiveness for all the bad words I strung together while showering.

The floor tiles we picked out are a white and gray marble similar to what is in this niche, the shower tiles will be mostly white with a mosaic accent and a few scattered tiles in a soft aqua shade and, due to the shape/size of the room and the fact that the door to my walk-in closet is located on one of the walls, we will do away with the long double vanity and do two smaller ones on separate walls.

Here are just a few of the Inspiration photos from my Bathrooms Board on Pinterest...

To be continued...

*Linking up with MamaKat today...5.) Choose a room in your home you’d like to remodel, create a Pinterest inspiration board for it and share your ideas with us!

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  1. That bathroom looks amazing! Though i do like your current bathroom.

  2. Wow! So cool you're doing that. I'd like to see the final result
    when you're done. (About how much is this going to run in $$?)

  3. love. Love. LOVE!!! Can't wait to see the final results.

  4. Thanks, Now I know not to let the wife get near the contractor section at Lowes.

    Thats a lot of tubs and vanities to fit in one room.

  5. Love it!!!! My bathroom and bedroom are blue but they don't look so serene? Wonder if its because of the baggage of all those kids running round:)

  6. Maybe that's what I need to do for my kitchen remodel. Come up with a board on Pinterest. Thanks for the suggestion.