Once again I’m not very speedy on posting updates. Our bathroom remodel was completed almost 3 months ago and I’m just now getting around to taking and posting pictures. Let’s just consider this my Christmas gift to you. Enjoy!
Gutting the bathroom and changing the configuration was a must. Knees squished against the tub when doing our private business; water spraying out the end of the tub when taking showers; awkward end cap on the tub to hit your knee on; over-sized vanity that was taking up half of the space… the list goes on.
The house was built in the 20’s so I wanted the bathroom to represent the style of that era but with modern touches. The crisp white subway tile makes a huge impact within the small space (6’x9′ total bathroom size) extending to the ceiling within the shower.
The over-sized awning window makes the bathroom feel larger and lets in a lot of natural light.
I scored the vanity/faucet combo at a local plumbing annual clearance sale for only $550 (the faucet alone retails for $800+). My initial plan was to go with a satin nickle finish for the hardware but I couldn’t pass on the deal so the path was set to feature chrome throughout.
Shower niches are a must! If you’re already opening up your walls, pay the little extra money and add the niche.
One piece toilet is another must. Isn’t it a beauty? Who would have thought that toilets can be beautiful? And, it’s so much easier to clean.
Instead of going with a hexagon tile which is typical of a 1920’s bathroom this is where we modernized it with a small carrara marble oval tile along with radiant floor heat. My feet are thankful every time I step into the bathroom.
Many evenings have already been had soaking in the 6′ tub. There’s no going back to a 5′ tub after you’ve stretched out in a deep soaking 6 footer.
The vintage inspired medicine cabinet has rounded corners and beveled glass. On either side we added sconces for better lighting throughout; there’s something about the soft light of sconces that makes you look 10 years younger.
There you have it! The grand tour of our little master bathroom. I know I’m not good at keeping my word when it comes to posting, but I PROMISE (today I’m optimistic) that I will get around to providing complete details on where the finishes are from along with total renovation costs.
P.S. Thanks J!