Today, we are sharing our Bathroom Phase Two Plans and the before shots of our current shower situation. It’s a situation, trust me!
I am so happy with how our bathroom makeover turned out!! We took an outdated and storage-lacking space and turned it into a glam and über-organized retreat. (You can see the full bathroom makeover reveal here if you need to catch up.)
Bathroom Makeover Phase One Reveal
It is more than I had originally dreamed up for the space. Due to budgetary constraints with an unexpectedly large plumbing bill we didn’t see coming, we had to wait on tackling our ugly shower situation. PTL for shower curtains! That’s all I got to say! Now, we are full steam ahead again! Woohoo!
Are you ready to see the current state of our shower? It’s not pretty. It falls into the FUGLY category right above JANKY and just under TURN AWAY!!!
Let’s pull back that curtain!
Pretty, right? Okay, so the only thing this shower stall has going for it is that it is clean. We have quite a few issues going on here.
ISSUE #1 | THE SEAFOAM TUB
Back in 1954, the year this home was built, this color was all the rage. If I wanted to do a retro bath I might toy with the idea of keeping it, but it does not work with the new design.
The good news is I like to preserve and reuse what can be salvaged. I like to give a nod to the era of the home when I makeover spaces. Since this tub is good quality– it’s staying. It is cast iron, I like the lines, and it doesn’t have a nick or scratch on it which is a real testament to Kohler and how well it is made. It is getting a makeover and new enamel. Bright white will give it a whole new life.
ISSUE #2 | THAT TILE
The ceramic tile has got to go! It is very 1990’s.
Not only is the tile outdated, but it stops before you reach the ceiling. Over time, the paint started peeling. We are ripping it all out. The tile, the walls. New green board will go up and we have selected a gorgeous Carrara marble hexagon tile that will go all the way up to the ceiling. HEX YES!! We are also putting in a higher quality exhaust fan that has some pretty awesome bells and whistles.
ISSUE #3 | WHERE DO YOU PUT THE SOAP?
This shower stall lacks built-in storage for shampoo, soaps, etc. It’s a bit annoying to balance everything on the corners of the tub.
Our new design will have a built-in soap dish and marble shelves to hold bottles.
ISSUE #4 | BAD SHOWER FIXTURES
The shower head is just gross. Rusty, old.
I am so excited to install the new shower fixtures!! Having to de-rust the shower head every week is just enough to make me lose it. Let’s just say the new fixture is gonna rock! Wink, wink!
Those are the 4 major issues going on here. I have some extras I am going to add in that are *awesome*, but the bones will blend seamlessly with the new look of the bathroom. More marble goodness to come!!!
Here’s a glimpse at the plans for this shower makeover:
This will be a fun one because a lot of times we aren’t able to change the footprint of our bathrooms. By using the existing layout and tub basin, I am going to show you how you can transform your regular shower/bath combo into an attractive and spa-like oasis.
I will be unifying the shower to the rest of the bathroom using Carrara marble tile. The tub will get a facelift to match the vessel sinks. As much as I wanted to get the Purist gold shower fixtures, it wasn’t in the cards. So, I will be using a Kohler shower head that is still going to make our shower rock in more ways than one. A luxe shower curtain rod will tie into the awesome vintage lucite towel bar we installed. A couple smart DIY projects will also take this to the next level.
We are having family demo day this Friday and we will be working through the weekend to get this Phase Two transformation underway. I can’t wait to show you the progress!
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