We'll start with Josh's bathroom upstairs. What? "Josh's" bathroom? Yes, we have separate bathrooms in this house. None of our bathrooms are attached to bedrooms, so we don't have a master bathroom at all. I totally wouldn't mind sharing my bathroom (and I have tried to), but Josh just likes his better for some reason. We were kind of forced to redo my bathroom early in 2010. (You can read about that and see pictures here, here, here, here, and here.) Since that time we have been saving up for the other 2 bathrooms. Anyway, here is Josh's bathroom before:
|What I dislike: 3 different tiles- walls, shower walls, shower floors|
|What I dislike: Blue flower vinyl tiles, unsafe gas wall heater, toilet paper holder that only holds regular-sized rolls (they are not that easy to find anymore!)|
|What I dislike: low ceiling in shower, cave-like shower, TILE shower- ick!|
|What I dislike: low, wobbly vanity with cameo door knobs|
|What I dislike: Old light fixture|
|What I dislike: 2 towel rings (why 2 for a tiny vanity?), outlet in weird location|
|What I dislike: blue flower wallpaper panels (almost like stuff they used to put in trailer houses)|
|What i dislike: LOW shower head- poor Josh had to duck every morning|
Now onto our downstairs 1/2 bath.
|Dislike: Vinyl tiles that are shifting, HUGE towel bar (seriously, you just need a hand towel in here), again a toilet paper holder than can only be used with regular-sized rolls|
|Dislike: Tile walls and vanity, peach base cabinet, old light fixture|
|Dislike: Cracked, rusted sink|
|Dislike: speckled wallpaper that got wet and dirty around light switch and was peeling in various places|
As you can tell, I HATE tile. I mean HATE!! All those grout lines full of decades of dirt and muck really gross me out. I like smooth surfaces that are easy to clean, especially in bathrooms. I can't wait to see the final results of this remodel. Both bathrooms were stripped down to the studs and popcorn ceilings were taken out. Josh's bathroom is also getting a whole new floor, wood and all. We are not changing the layout of either bathroom, just drastically updating them. Currently we have new insulation, new flooring upstairs, and new walls and ceilings that are textured and painted. I love coming home each night and seeing major progress. The work is supposed to be done on Monday- yippee! Lots of pictures to come...