Jan 6, 2010

I have hesitated to post about our final bathroom remodel for a while because I am too nervous about criticisms. We spent a lot of hard earned money on this project and we're quite pleased...so here goes nothing.

We love our new dark wood vanity. We searched high and low for a vanity that was small enough to still allow an average size adult to make the pass through from the office door to the kitchen gracefully. Brian was nice enough to install an extra shelf inside to hold all of my crud. The sink top is a white ceramic and it came with a fun modern faucet. We purchased the medicine cabinet separately, but the woods, luckily, matched. I love this medicine cabinet as opposed to the traditional plain mirror because it seems very disguised.
Also, you can glimpse the tile here. We ordered white pinwheels with a blank area in the middle so that we could drop the grey color instead of the traditional black. Our contractor hated us for this detail, but Brian and I wouldn't agree on anything else.

The tub surround mimics my friend, Linda's, bathroom - subway tile with a dark grout. Our contractor came up with the idea of filling the storage closet with tile too. Too bad he also remembered to charge us for the extra labor. We also ordered custom glass doors for the closet and laundry chute to replace the prior wooden doors. Of course, we had to have one of those new shower curtain rods that curves outwards to help expand our small space.

Last, we picked up a great shelf for towels at the Restoration Hardware Outlet in Birch Run. We still have to install the towel rack below. The toilet was the only thing we saved from the old bathroom. One more great improvement not pictured is our fan-light combo. Since we stripped the bathroom down to the studs, we were able to install ducting for a fan. What a big difference that makes.

Now all we have left to do is a new curtain and save money for new doors. The jury is still out as to whether I am going to repaint (at least the door) trim chocolate brown. I really do like our orange paint, but I think I would appreciate it more if there wasn't such a stark difference between that and the white.


Smitten Westie Mom said...

I LOVE IT! Nice work guys :) Great wall color too, I've been thinking about using that color someplace in my house but I sometimes feel like i have too many colors as it is and don't want it to feel like a technicolor fun house. I would definitely stain or paint the trim dark brown to match the vanity. I love the subway tile---we have similar taste---i did the larger version as my kitchen tile backsplash. You guys should be proud of your hard work, and thanks for sharing pics :)

Jacqueline said...

Wow! Looks like it could come straight out of a Restoration Hardware (my favorite) magazine. Great choices.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks amazing. I love the vanity/sink. Perfect for that space. I bet you can't wait to hop out of bed in the morning to shower!

Patty Ann said...

Looks wonderful. I bet the colors brighten up your mornings. The choices go well with the era your home was built in.

Anonymous said...

Angie, The bathroom looks beautiful! I do so love subway tile. Why don't you paint a wide margin of brown around the door to match the vanity instead of painting the door trim? Mark off the area then use painter's tape to create the line four or five inches away from the door trim. Might be easier than painting the actual trim. Think about it....Linda

Kim said...

I LOVE it!!! It's beautiful!