1.29.2011

The kids bathroom (part 1)...

We are on track to start a little bathroom remodel next week, and by "we" I mean the people we have hired to do it for us :) This little bathroom of ours is quite interesting, to say the least. It's small (5' x 8') and it's just sort of awkward (no storage, a vanity that is too large, fixtures that are literally falling out of the wall, 3 handicap rails, and um yeah...it's aestetics aren't good either). It also has had some plumbing issues and the plumber suggested a remodel sooner rather than later. We agreed.

Here is our bathroom in it's current state. Don't worry, these pictures are not staged in any way. Don't pay any attention to our diaper pail, bathtime reading material on the toilet, wadded up towels on the floor, etc. What you see is how we currently live in this space...


vanity & toilet (notice the completely rusted sink drain)...


Vinyl floor (which is peeling up in various places)...


Our vanity that was built over the top of the side of the tub...


Don't you wish you had 3 handicap rails in your shower?...


Some of these faucets have already fallen off and been replaced by the plumber. That center one looks pretty nice, huh?...


Handicap shower head with pull down spray function...


Medicine cabinet (which is staying in the room) & bar light (which will be replaced)...


Henry's nightlight. This has nothing to do with the remodel, but he loves it, so I thought I'd include a picture of it...


View of the bathroom from our little hallway...


I'm not exactly sure how long this remodel will take, probably not too long. My plans for the bathroom include white subway tile, chrome faucets, a simple hand-built vanity with 4 legs, a butcher block top (leftover from our kitchen remodel in 2007) and a shelf just above the floor, white hexagon tile on the floor, beadboard on the walls, a peg rail instead of a towel bar, a built-into the studs medicine cabinet on the empty wall, and a new wooden ikea cupboard above the toilet. If all goes according to plan I think it should turn out nicely. We'll see. I'll post pictures as the space evolves.

5 comments:

toni said...

So excited to see the progress! And finished result, of course. We have the same handicapped shower head in our blue bathroom. Luckily, we escaped the shower bars.

Cathy said...

oh wow!!! The remodel will be awesome! :)

Colette said...

Are you sure you won't miss that green and pink tile? I'm pretty sure it's the exact same tile that was in my Grandma's beauty shop bathroom -- it matches the hair dryer chair in my guest bedroom perfectly! Your pictures have motivated me to replace our shower head -- we installed one just like yours when Grandma moved in. She's been gone for almost two years and it's still here! Can't wait to see your pictures.

Katie said...

Colette,

I saved some of that green tile if you want it :) It's actually not a horrible green color, just way past its prime.

Katie

Scott and Malisa Johnson said...

Hey! Don't knock the hand-held shower head! It works wonders when shampooing little girls' hair! :)