I can hardly believe I’m here writing this, but our brand new bathroom remodel is complete on the first day of week 6! I gave a tour on Instagram that evening, but here are the day time pictures.
We widened the door way and added double glass doors, stained to match the original doors throughout our 1964 home. John, the project manager, fashioned regular drawer pulls into door hardware for me. They are finished in brushed gold on this side, like our other bedroom fixtures, and chrome on the inside to match the bathroom hardware.
Before we start, the before…
And the after of our new, beautiful view from the bedroom. <3 We took the second closet from John’s room to add to our bathroom space, with allowed us to have a separate potty room with the renovation. The vanity is in the same place, but centered on the wall this time. The shower moved locations (swapped with the original toilet) and the tub is under the window like big blue sat for fifty-four years.
The vanity has the same configuration as the original, but I filled in the knee hold with cabinetry this time. I never once sat there in 9.5 years, and am way too short for it anyway. :-) The mirrors are more silver than they appear in these pictures.
The sconces honestly don’t put out a whole lot of light, but they are wonderful ambient lighting in the evenings and when you get up in the middle of the night. Oh, and when luxuriating in your brand new tub. (I’ve only done that once, but it was everything it is cracked up to be. I *almost* didn’t even put in a tub but I didn’t know what else I’d have done with the space under the window! I figured I hadn’t had one in 10 years so I didn’t need one, but boy am I glad I just did it. God willing, we plan to grow old in this house, but I know they are good for resale as well.
Here is a closeup of the vanity. I absolutely love it. Mother used these counters in her bathroom remodels and I have been pining over them ever since. They are quartz – Cambria Berwyn, and we think they remind us of oyster shells. I would LOVE to replace my kitchen counters with these as well. You know, our kitchen was the one renovated space in the entire place when we moved in almost 10 years ago!
I went with oversized rectangle sinks and Delta fixtures in chrome.
We are currently using stick up blinds while we wait on the actual blinds to come in. The shower is SOOOO nice and bright compared to the old navy blue shower. (There is only one window over the tub. The other is a reflection in the glass.)
We took out the built in closet and added a piece to match the vanity. It is immensely more functional than what we had before. It is smaller and prettier, but holds the same amount of stuff in a way that you can get to it all. That’s a win!
You can find all of the sources linked in the posts below…Project Selection List
- Lighting – COMPLETE
- Vanity & Counters – COMPLETE
- Linen cabinet – COMPLETE
- Sink faucets – COMPLETE
- Mirrors – COMPLETE
- Floor tiles – COMPLETE
- Toilet – COMPLETE (plumber is providing)
- Fixtures – including towels, toilet paper – COMPLETE
- Vanity hardware – COMPLETE
- Door hardware – COMPLETE
- Shower tile – walls, floor, decorative – COMPLETE
- Shower fixtures – COMPLETE
- Wall decor
- Bath rug – COMPLETE
- Freestanding tub and filler – COMPLETE
- Window covering – both decorative and functional
- Other small decorative / functional items
Following is contact information for the contractor we selected.
I am starting to collect art, towels and such to finish the space, but we are headed on vacation at the end of the month. I will share a full “reveal” of the decorated space next month!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED