We did not originally intend on remodeling the girls’ bathroom. Though the bath was original to this 40 year old home of ours, the tile was white and it worked. But then, the leaks came, and there was that cast iron tub that appeared to be sinking on one side. We decided if ever we were going to update the bath, the time to do it was when the back part of our house was already opened up because of construction. So we gutted it.The smart man I’m married to, also gutted a nearby closet that was no longer needed and we were able to make the space bigger. He framed up our new bathroom (still small), and we worked hard at maximizing the space we had.
The ceiling in our kitchen was cut into in the process, and the new plumbing was installed…it was complicated. This is the difference in new construction vs remodeling. When you remodel, you are forced to get creative.This was my inspiration picture for the bath:
The new room is crisp, clean, and feminine. The shower is relatively spacious, and the long mirror that runs down the entire length of the room helps the space feel bigger as well. And that cabinet, oh that cabinet. I drew it up, and though my cabinet builder (whom I love) thought I was crazy, he built it anyway.
I spent a recent night with Chris Tomlin turned up loud, and my palette knife in hand, to create something to add some color into the space. I love the way you see it as double in the mirror. Two girls, for my two girls.
I’m so thankful this space is done, and the mess is gone.Sources:
Tile: White Cararra