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Feb 22, 2014

Bathroom Remodel Prep

Similar to my color scheme, from Familyreunionhome.com

Bathroom Remodel Prep-
After 7 years of living with an original tub/shower I think we'll finally be able to do a remodel soon. We'll do as much of it ourselves as we can. We have a excellent plumber lined up, and we've done things like this before. Our house is about 25+ years old, and is 1 and 1 1/2 baths. This is our full bath down the hall from our bedroom. The original tub is shot, all pitted and worn from the years. The shower has a glass block window installed above it (love it!), and plastic walls put over the original ceramic tile. Probably some really ugly color, I'm sure. No before photos yet, I'm too embarrased! We have a soft spot under the flooring, so we'll probably have to repair/replace that and find the leak.  We have a very soft, light blue green paint on the walls. Lighter than the paint above. The cabinet is old, and was stained a dark brown. I gave it a coat of white paint, which helped.  Cracks on the laminate counter too.We decided to go with a fiberglass tub/shower, because we both LOATHE having to deal with discolored caulking. Every place I've ever lived has been problematic. I have prepped, scraped, cleaned to no end, and no caulking ever works. It always mildewed. The toilet is newer and okay, lighting's good. We'll add new towels bars, shower fixtures. So here the new shower we're thinking-


We wanted something more jazzier, but the upper window above the tub limits our height. No caulking to deal with though!!! Non-skid floor, and we may have some grab rails added at the factory. We'll do some cool shower curtains. I like to change them once in a while. I've never liked glass doors. 

Possible cabinet-

We'll probably go for some kind of stone top, with a similar faucet below. I like the beachy cottage look, clean lines and lighter colors. Satin finish on the fixtures. I LOVE under counter sinks. No icky wet, mildew spots on the rim. I hope to replace our kitchen counter at some point, same thing- stone counter and under sink. Maybe in the next two years? 


Our flooring we already have, and will try to match.

As you face the sink there's a hall wall on the right. We'll probably add a recessed medicine cabinet, n mirror needed. We may do something like this-


The we'll float a nice mirror over the sink-

From Houzz.com Some of these are actually medicine cabinets

What do you think? Hopefully we'll start in the next month or so.... More coming soon, I hope :)






5 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Gosh, looks like you've got all your ducks in a row. You know what you want. (Can be such a hassle in remodeling! You know, decisions, decisions!) All you have to do is implement it now. Gonna be lovely!

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks! While I love tile, none for me thanks...

born ambitious. born imaginative. said...

I love your selections! I should have you come up with something for our bathroom too. On our to do list..someday.

Little Homestead In Boise said...

Thanks. We did all the other stuff- insulation, furnace/AC, fencing, deck....

Little Homestead In Boise said...

And windows, and and and.....

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