Monday, November 14, 2016

OUR BATHROOM: GOOD, BAD, AND THE EXPENSIVE


I have never done a final 'reveal'  post of our bathroom renovation.  And I honestly don't think I will - for a handful of reasons, but mostly because I think it is still evolving slightly.  While most people will say the bathroom is done, and while it is done, there is just something that is missing in there for me...I don't know if it's just that I have been thinking and staring at it, and contemplating every single inch of that space for too long??  But, it just feels like it is missing something.  So - I am on a hard core mission to figure that out - lol - and one day I will, and then I will do a 'reveal' post! ;).

In the mean time - I thought it would be fun to share some pics and stories of how we are using it currently.


We love the deep soaker tub!  It is a little hard for the kids to get in and out of - but they love being able to fill it up deeper for their toys to swim around in;).


Love getting shots like this and then wondering what are those floaters doing in there?!!  Gwen is working potty training right now...:(.  Evacuation time...lol


Having countertop space is a dream!  Especially when I can use it to set pretty drinks like this one while the kids are swimming around.


I am so glad we added in the handheld.  I use it to help clean out the tub and walls after I spray them down with a cleaner.  But it's also nice just turning it on in addition to the shower head.  Another good decision was to add in the can light above the tub.  We also put it on a dimmer, which is a must for those early morning showers when you don't want all that light coming in.


It would have been super helpful if this mirror would have been turned horizontal versus in a vertical position.  Because this space is on the smaller end, a lot of times Mike and I and possibly one or both kids are in here at the same time fighting for that mirror space.  But, when I was working through the design in here, I thought about that and wanted to place the mirror in the vertical position thinking it would make the bathroom appear larger, with some of that added mirror going up to the ceiling (which it does work perfect for that illusion).  So - while this is something I still have issues with, I don't think I would have done anything differently here.

Another comment is the hardware...I wanted the Kohler Purist line - obviously classic, can't go wrong.  However, because we ended up spending so much additional labor time on contract hours due to unforeseen issues to the max... money had to be cut, which resulted in less expensive hardware.  I wasn't too upset about this in some areas, however, you can really notice it with this towel bar.  It doesn't move - the handle part stays stationary - which is kind of weird when you are putting a towel on there?  Almost feels like you are going to snap it in half every time you try and squeeze a towel back behind there, lol.


Here is a good before and after for you -


After -



I love having the open shelves.  The wood brings in a bit of a natural element to the space. We knew the shelves had to be deep given the dimensions, so it can bit a bit of an issue on the upper shelves.  But I think they are perfect for putting those items you don't use on a daily basis.  My only other comment on the shelves is I wish we would have had them installed while working on the drywall, so that they would have been more 'built in'.  We ended up using these small L brackets to hold them in, which still looks good - but again, it's the details that get me.


We all love having the shelf at the end of the tub - which holds our bath toys, shampoo, face wash, soap, etc.  And obviously my favorite part of this project is the floor!!!


I know this isn't a comprehensive post on the bathroom.  But, I still thought it would be fun to share some of our end pics of the space - and hopefully I will be able to do a more detailed one in the near future.

Happy Monday friends:).

xx
Shelby


1 comment:

  1. I love what you did to this bathroom. It is almost exactly what I am trying to do except I cannot, for the life of me, find the right size & color floor tile. We want to do the herringbone layout with a dark tile and use dark grout. Where did you find your dark tile?!

    Thanks!

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