Next up in our house is a bathroom renovation.
If we were to sell tomorrow, we would have to renovate the bathroom prior. At this stage we are not looking at selling.
In the shower the tiles have come loose and water is getting behind them and soaking into the wardrobe of our bedroom. I had to toss most of my shoes as they grew mould.
We got 2 quotes on just replacing the tiles in the shower area. Then the tiles would be different and the whole thing would look worse than to begin with. We decided to just bite the bullet and redo the bathroom, which was on the list of things to do already.
As soon as I got the green light from hubby, I was off like a rocket. PINNING to my heart’s content.
Here is a look at some of my pins.
All image credits can be found here – https://www.pinterest.com/NeoReverie/bathe/
This is very similar to what we are going for. Dark floor tiles. Marble wall tiles. Vanity that touches are half wall to the shower. A bench in the shower. A horizontal light above the mirror. A window in the shower area.
What I am on the hunt for – capping tiles. I really dislike how they finished the subway tiles in this picture. It looks unfinished. I like the vanity though. Simple.
Similar again to the layout I would like in our bathroom. Vanity that touches the shower half wall. Capped with marble slab. Recessed medicine cabinet.
I have decided on 75mm x 300mm charcoal tiles to do a herringbone floors. But I do like this medium grey as well.
Bench in shower capped with a marble slab. And a concealed niche. Art above the toilet.
Vanity that touches the shower half wall. Horizontal light above the mirror. Window in the shower area. Marble wall tiles.
Stone slab capping on the shower half wall. 2 different size wall tiles. Diverter, slide bar hand held shower, wall mounted shower head. Dado capping tile.
Dark floor tiles. Capping tiles to border the window in the shower.
The tiles I have chosen for the floor aren’t as long as these ones and not as shiny, but I am digging the herringbone.
This is elba marble slab.
Dark herringbone tiles.
Vanity touches the shower inclosure. Bench in shower.
Vanity with marble slab. Touches the shower half wall. Bench in shower. 2 different wall tiles. Stone capping on shower walls.
Wall of bright shiny white subway tiles!!! And the tiling doesn’t go to the roof and is finished with a capping tile.
Small window in shower area which has been tiled.
This is pretty close to what our space will look like. Marble tiles on the bottom part. Capping tile (except we will have white capping/dado tiles as capping tiles in marble to match our marble is not a product that is made) Then smaller scale white subway tiles above.
^^^ THIS IS LEGIT, OUR BATHROOM ^^^
This is the real estate listing picture. The greenish wall paint has all flaked and peeled. The laminate on the vanity is peeling.
Pretty much everything is going to stay where it is. The layout works. We are deleting the bath tub. I am vehemently ANTI shower over bath. I get why they are put in, But I absolutely HATE them. Grew up with one. DISLIKE. Also no good for elderly or people with limited mobility. The demographics in this area seem to be to geared to downsizers and empty nesters, so I think it will work out ok in re-sale terms. But we are making it to suit us (even though I will have 2 small children) Mostly Audrey showers with me and stands/sits at my feet. When she was really little, I bathed her in the laundry tub and then I started showering with her in my arms to get the skin to skin contact as I didn’t breastfeed.
When she showers with me, I much prefer her to sit as she has had many a tumble in the bottom of that stupid tub even with a non slip mat!!!! No part of the floor is flat. I have fallen with her in my arms too! Frightening. (She wasn’t too little then and all that happened was I got quite a bruise on my bottom but just very lucky I believe)
These kids will just have to learn to love the shower like I do!! But while they are still little, I want to hunt out the biggest flexi tub to place in the bottom of the shower. They will love it and won’t be deprived and when we go to grandparents house or on holidays they will be treated with a bath, it will be exciting.
The toilet is to the right, cut out of the picture. The only other change is to delete the window on the left and have a mirror centred over the vanity. To make up for deleting one window (the room isn’t bright even with both windows) is to put in a skylight.
Next up is my screen shot inspiration pictures.