Reader Christina follows up with some stunning results from her bathroom renovation! Hi Apartment Therapy, Our bathroom remodel is done, and we wanted to share the results! Because I was eight months pregnant when we started this project, we decided to hire a contractor to do all of the work. We did the job for 6k, and half of that cost was labor. You can really save a lot when you source everything online!
We ended up going with a different floor tile (when we went to pick up the tile we'd originally planned to use, we saw this one and instantly changed our minds). The best part about the tile? It's pigmented throughout the top ¼ inch, so chips won't show.
The floating vanity and shelves above the toilet provide more than enough storage for us, and the space under the vanity will give us a perfect place to store a bucket of bath toys and a step stool further down the road, when our daughter is old enough to use them. In the meantime, it really visually opens up the room, as you can see the whole floor now.
Removing the old glass shower doors both opens up the space and will make it easier to grab slippery toddlers out of the tub later on, and adding the curved shower rod makes for a much roomier shower experience (not to mention looking a whole lot better).
The biggest impact, though, probably comes from the lighting. In the old bathroom, the only light came from a six-light "beauty bar" (which made everyone look like Frankenstein). In the new bathroom, face-height sconce lighting provides a much more flattering effect, while two can lights in the ceiling and a fan/light combo in the shower cast a nice ambient glow through the room, giving it a much more upscale feel.
Thanks again to the "hive mind" for all its help! Chris
The AT office is a-buzz over your stunning floor tiles! You've really opened up the space and made a huge improvement - congratulations!
See the original post: :Good Questions: Bathroom Remodeling Advice?
Originally posted on 3-10-2009 - AA