Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bathroom - The Reveal!

Here it is, the moment you've all been waiting for - the big bathroom reveal!  Silly me forgot to take any before photos, so I am going to have to use stills from some before videos I shot.  Please excuse the poor quality - I'll do better next time, I promise!


Before you even enter the room, you can see a huge change - the whole doorway was moved!  You'll see when we get inside that this made a huge difference as far as space is concerned.

Door/Closet Wall
You can see here that the closet took up so much space!  It went right up to the door molding.  And now that we have space for towel bars and shelves I don't need that rack on the door.  Hooray for more mirror space!

Window/Closet Wall


Again, look at all the space we gained by taking out that dumb closet!  Almost the entire vanity is in the space where the closet used to be.  And finally - a mirror above the sink!  What a novelty!

Back Corner

We moved the toilet to the back corner of the room where the sink used to be.  Because of the new wall for the shower, you cannot be seen from the doorway.



I no longer have to step out of the shower in order to soap up.  I can not express to you in words what a wonderful change this is.  Especially now that the cold weather is stetting in.

Seriously, this bathroom is soooo amazing.  I walk in there and I can hardly believe I am in the same house, let alone the same room.  Everything takes twice as long as it used to because I just can't stand the thought of leaving.  I dread seeing our next water bill.  And we managed to come in almost exactly on budget of $2400. Yes, you read that correctly.  This whole project cost us only $2400 because of the help of my wonderful amazing family.  Seriously, there is no way we could have done this without them.  They are are greatest people ever and I think they should consider becoming house flippers - don't you agree?!?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bathroom - Basement Edition

Chris and I filmed a little video of our basement bathroom, just in case you were curious about the, uh, rustic conditions with which we've been dealing.  Enjoy!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sneak Preview

So the bathroom is almost finished.  We bought a bunch of accessories today (like, seriously, I can't express to you in words how many things we bought today), and most of them are installed.  The rest, I believe, will be installed tomorrow.  So I will soon be able to do a video walk-through of the final product.  Let me just tell you, it looks amazing!  Here is a sneak preview of some of the new additions we purchased today:


Toothbrush holder and soap dispenser!

Tumbler, jewelry box, and soap dish!

A mirror!


More mirrors!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bathroom - Day 85

This past week, all the molding went up in the bathroom.  I can't believe what a difference it makes - everything looks so put together.  My uncle picked out some molding that pretty much matched the original molding in the rest of the house.

Original Molding in my Office
New Molding in the Bathroom
New Molding on the Window
Chair Rail and Baseboard
Pretty much all that it left now is to find a mirror and some towel rods.  Oh, and curtains.  We've currently got pillowcases duct taped to the windows.  It's not the most attractive look.  I'm not sure what I want to do about curtains in this room - any suggestions?