So when we finished the dining room yesterday, I waltzed around my house singing this beaut from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Musical episode. (What...you didn't know there was one? It's on Netflix. Last episode of Season 6. Do it and giggle)
So after my dance, NateNate and I sat down to discuss possibilities and the answer was glaring us right in the face. The first floor bathroom.
It's located right off the family room in this weird...bump of an extension on the house. Yes, that is what that door was.
We've been kind of ignoring that bathroom since there's nothing "wrong" with it. ...It could just be so much better. Although that is how most of our house is. Nothing in our house is like CODE RED, FIX THIS. (well, except the roof. but we'll get there) as it was renovated in 2006.
Here's a picture (courtesy of our listing agent) of the half of the bathroom we'll be focusing on. Because yes, I forgot to take a picture while the sun was still up.
The layout of this bathroom is REALLY wonky, which is why we're only focusing on this half of the room.
The shower stall almost touches the vanity so you have to side step to get to that little area behind it. That little area also just happens to have a beautiful big window- which coincidentally lets no light into the space because the shower stall runs to 6 inches below the ceiling (it's a low clearance room) and has a wall that faces the window.
Yeah, right? Who puts a shower stall where it will block a window? What is the point of even having the damn window?
Eventually what we want to do is something like either of these...
But that is like, way down the road. The dollar signs are too intimidating right now. But, because we want to get rid of the shower stall to fix water problems and to let some light into the room, we are not going to be messing with the Terra Cotta floors. There's no point when they're going to get taken out when we rip the shower apart anyway.
But yes, back to this:
Here is our plan:
- Replace the 25 year old almond toilet with a new bright white, energy efficient one.
- Stain the vanity a non-oak color (we need to keep this vanity as it is the only bathroom storage in the house)
- New drawer pulls
- New Countertop/Sink/Faucet
- Frame mirror
- Paint Every. Single. Surface. (Trim, walls, ceiling, moldings...)
- Add crown molding
- Potentially add track lighting to get rid of boob lamps
- Frost Window
- Add Art
Have you guys done a "lipstick" job on your bathroom? Do you have any tricks or regrets?