Here is our lovely vanity, complete with the lovely cultured marble countertop with scalloped sinks. We had a total of five of these sinks in our house when we moved in. These are the last remaining two!
And the worst part of the bathroom was the tiny shower wedged behind the door. What a dumb design! There is so much room in our master bed and bath, this shower design was so horrible. You could not open the door and shower door at the same time. It was also impossible to clean, and was leaking at the bottom.
So to appreciate the final product before I share, here are a couple pictures of during the renovation.
Here is a view of the hallway. They had to build scaffolding because we had all of the stucco removed, the ceilings painted and replaced the chandelier too. We also replaced the entire floor upstairs with hardwood, and replaced all of the wooden spindles with iron, and replaced all of the baseboards upstairs. We moved a lot of furniture!
You can’t see in these photos, but we also closed off the closet, and made the door open into the bedroom.
I ordered almost everything including the bathtub, vanity, fixtures, lights online. I spent hours trying to find the best deal in the style I wanted. The only thing I really thought I needed to see before buying, was the tile. We ended up buying solid marble, but we saved a bit of money by buying it from a tile warehouse. Also, to save some money, I installed the rock wall behind the bath tub, laid the tiles on the floor and we did all of the painting.
It’s really hard to get a good photo of everything we had done, especially when I don’t have a fancy camera… so I put together a few collages…
The first one is of a few close ups…(before on left, after on right)
I did a lot of reading about showers, and shower systems, and I ended up ordering one that you install as one piece. I ended up getting a fantastic deal on amazon. It is a thermostatic (which means you don’t have to play around with the temperature, you can set it ahead of time, then just turn on and off) the pressure is also regulated enough so you can have the rain shower, body jets, and shower head attachment all on at the same time!
Anyways, it has been a couple months now, and I am still happy with every decision we made! Two big renovations in one year is enough to last us a while though 🙂