I would like to thank Kelly at Kelly's Korner for hosting Show Your House Friday. This week is featuring bathrooms. Click the link to check out the other bathrooms. My but there are a lot of folks already linked up.
When we moved into our house, the bathroom was really dated. It had 1960 baby blue tile on the walls. The grout was missing in the shower. A grainy oak vanity was added at some point. The linoleum was curled at the edge and a lot of dust and dirt accumulated there. The electric baseboard heater was all rusty. Sometimes, I felt dirtier after I left the bathroom. A remodel was in order. We didn't want to go to the expense of a total gut job. We kept the tub, toilet and vanity, since they were in good shape.
The blue tile was demoed and blue-board, which is resistant to water was put up. We installed a molded shower enclosure over the tub. BathFitter gave us a bid of $3,000 just for the tub enclosure. The one we purchased at Home Depot cost under $300.
I painted the grainy oak vanity and medicine cabinet a dark espresso brown. I swapped out the pitted chrome knobs for brushed nickel. This turned out way better than I imagined.
We also swapped out the faucets, towel bars, and toilet tissue holder and toilet handle for brushed nickel.
I decorated the bath to give a spa feeling with the orchid, reed diffuser and candles.
The roman shade is installed very high over the little window just covering the top trim in the window. Since the window is so high, privacy is not an issue.
We put in a curved shower curtain rod. Not only does it give more elbow room, but I was surprised how much it let the light in from the ceiling light.
My son-in-law installed the porcelain tile on the floor. I really, really wanted electric heating coils in the floor, but that was out of our budget. We just replaced the electric baseboard heater and installed new baseboard.
Keep on scrolling going down. I've also entered a couple of recipe memes today.