What a relief.
After 9 years of renovations in this house, and with every room being overhauled in some way, major or minor, we have just about come to the end. This is the last room (for major reno’s anyway.)
I put this job off for obvious reasons. The mess in the bedroom, being without a bathroom and shower for a period of time and just basically the length of time to complete it. When you do the majority of work yourselves the projects seem to take forever.
As I stated before, when it comes to the before pictures, well yeah, I’m embarrassed to say that I used this bathroom the way it was for 9 years. Yes, for 9 years I looked at this first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Every time I walked in this bathroom I grumbled.
So here it is in all its glory.
The dreaded before pictures.
To understand how truly awful this bathroom was, I need to show you the layout. One third of the bathroom was taken up with this tub and almost one third was taken by the shower, which left me with one very small, crammed vanity. The shower was enclosed in drywall with only a small glass shower door for ventilation. I was constantly battling mold, even with leaving the fan running and the window open.
Now I have nothing against these big ol’ tubs but in a bathroom this size it was just lunacy.
It isn’t a particularly large bathroom and since we already have two other tubs in the house, this one is being evicted!
You see how the bathroom door opens in this picture below?
There’s a shower behind that door. A closed off, dungeon of a shower.
Oh there it is!
Notice the discolored doors on that fabulous vanity and the marble threshold base of the shower door caked with silicone. Truly beautiful indeed.
ok, have you had enough? Are your eyes burning yet ?
Alright, now lets demolish this sucker.
I feel better already.
Notice the drastic drop in ceiling height inside the shower. We’ll raise that to the bathroom ceiling level.
It’s never a good thing when you find mold in the shower insulation.
Bet you weren’t expecting this?
Yup, everything came out, drywall and floor. All the plumbing had to be moved.
There’s always a point in every project where I start to think I’m crazy for starting it. This was it.
Without anymore gritty details, lets put it all back together.
And finally ….
I am so in love with this shower now. Love the wood tiles and the Sand Dune colored flat pebble floor is just awesome.
Nothing over the toilet area yet, but I’ll wait to find the right thing.
How about a side-by-side?
Weeks and weeks of hard work went into this one. I can’t post this without thanking dear, sweet Luca for his time, his labor and his help in overseeing the project when we weren’t there. And of course Mr. Charming…..Love you both!