Friday, October 17, 2014

Showering

It's been almost a month since our master bathroom renovation started.  The demolition and most of the reconstruction took two weeks.  Then we had to wait for glass to be measured, fabricated, and installed. Earlier this week we started using the room.

I still need to paint the walls, so the room's big reveal can't happen yet.  However, since the shower portion didn't require painting, I thought you might like to see it.

Our old shower was in sad shape.  It had soap-scum covered, four-inch white porcelain tiles, stained grout, a permanently discolored white floor pan, drippy shower head, and polished brass fixtures and framed glass.  They were all removed.  In their place we now have large ceramic tiles accented with a band of smaller subway tiles at eye level and a tiled niche to hold soap.  The joints are filled with no-mildew grout.  The floor is a similarly colored cultured marble with a very small water lip that makes the shower easy to step in and out of.  The polished brass is long gone, replaced by brushed nickel, and the glass is semi-frameless.


I've showered in there several times now, and I feel like I'm in a fancy spa.

11 comments:

  1. wow this is fabulous, you went all out here.

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    1. It looks like it, doesn't it? However,the designer found a good price on the tile (which would normally be a more expensive option), which brought the price down substantially.

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    2. Kathy is that a safety bar I see? That would be a good thing.

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    3. No, we didn't think about putting in a safety bar. The horizontal piece is a towel bar on the front of the door; the vertical one is a handle on the inside.

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  2. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the whole thing! Our bathrooms sound like your old one exactly...makes you not even want to clean them anymore!

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    1. Based on some of your kitchen reno pictures I think our houses ARE very similar.

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  3. How wonderful.
    My bathroom reno starts Monday. Out with the brass, in with the brushed nickel!

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    1. And of course you'll post pictures, too :-)

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  4. It's beautiful! Can't wait to see the rest. We've done a lot in our house the past ten years. We still have many brass doorknobs on closets and bedrooms doors that I want to change out. To me the stick out like a sore thumb. Thankfully it's not in the bathrooms.

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    1. Sounds like you're way ahead of us on the renovations!

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