Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bathroom Renovation Sneak Peek

The renovation on the hall bathroom at the house in Hooterville is taking a little longer than I expected.  However, it IS progressing and I am extremely excited about the changes.

Everything was ripped out, right down to the studs in some places.  Initially, I was undecided about replacing the bathtub and the tile around the tub  right now because it wasn’t THAT bad.    I finally came to the conclusion it was probably better  to bite the bullet, financially  and replace everything now, rather than try to do it in stages, since remodeling is so disruptive and messy. 

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Here’s a not-so-great photo to give you a sneak peek of the new tile, bathtub,  flooring, bead board wallpaper, paint color and the base of the new toilet.  (I asked the contractor to leave  the toilet tank off temporarily so it would be easier for me to hang and paint the bead board wallpaper behind the toilet.)

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As I recall, when I asked for opinions, the vote was unanimous to remove the privacy half-wall and what a wonderful difference it made!  In addition,  using all one type of flooring instead of the mish-mash combination  of (badly laid) tile and parquet certainly enlarged the space, visually.

Just in case you forgot, here’s a “before” photo of what we inherited when we bought the house.

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The new sink/vanity is also in.  It was installed Monday but I’m going to keep you in suspense a little longer as to which style I decided on.  I will say I am over-the-moon THRILLED with it!    It’s BEAUTIFUL!  Or at least I think so.    I’ve stood in the doorway at least 47 times, just staring at it and smiling.

There is still work to do  in here  so I  hope you will keep checking back for the big reveal.  Hopefully, I’ll have better pictures to share and, for those who might be interested,  I’ll soon be providing the low-down on all the details like paint color,  flooring info etc. 

10 comments:

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Beautiful so far!
This has been fun to watch.

Adrienne said...

It's perfect! You made the right decisions, my friend - but then you have done that all along the way with this home. Can't wait to see the rest of the room!
~Adrienne~

Deb said...

Looking great - can't wait to see it finished!!

Cindy said...

It looks wonderful!!! And it sounds like you are happy with it, that what really matters. I'm looking forward to the big reveal!
Hugs, Cindy

Sami said...

Looking good! Can't wait for the final reveal. :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Have you worn off the paint leaning on the door jamb admiring your finished product? I LOVE to do that. It's the reward for all of the hard work. It really does look over the top delish! I can't wait to see it all finished up. So crisp and clean and you'll be able to go anywhere with that style.

LOVE IT!

Huggies,
Spencer

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Shari it is looking great! You should link up with Remodelholic.

Jocelyn
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Lottie said...

It is LOOKIN'GOOD! Can't wait to see the final reveal. Also, interested in what kind of flooring you chose. It really looks good!
Have a great week!

Marilyn said...

Much more space without that half wall. The color looks nice, too. Good luck on the final stages and please share lots of pictures. ♥♫

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Wow! it looks great and what a difference for sure..I can't wait to see it all done...
Have a sweet day and hugs,Elizabeth