Our guest bath sat like this for quite a while – like a year and a half. We hated the shower stall being cheapo plastic slapped up on top of drywall. When I tore it off to investigate a potential mold issue one weekend while hubs was out of town, we ended up without a guest shower for about six months.
Keep in mind, this little bathroom is roughly 64″ square so every little thing counts in this space. Fast forward to my dad coming (have you been getting the idea that projects only get done with Dad’s help?)…
We (the pronoun “we” is used gingerly in this case) installed a new window:
I dreamed of a huge rain showerhead and went for one on Amazon, which meant we Dad needed to re-plumb for the new shower fixture…
At the last minute, we decided to extend the tile beyond the shower panels so it reflected more light and seemed more open and bright. It didn’t seem strange until I started looking at pictures of it afterwards. Now I’m wondering if we made the right decision to leave the beadboard where it was :/
I chose the tile accent based on Ten June’s fabulous master bathroom redo. If you have time, check out the clean and simple bath they did – and it even has a pocket door! I already was planning on white subway tiles for a clean crisp look, but when I saw the hex marble accents, I thought it’d be perfect for us (and she even verified the tile for me – Greecian White Marble Hex from Home Depot). I loved the accent in the inset for shampoo bottles too. That was a great idea, Michelle! We chose to grout using epoxy grout, which was a nightmare, but I’m happy that I’ll never have to seal it. Brian isn’t the biggest fan of our floor because he thinks it looks dirty with the varying colors of grey. Whoooops.
And the epoxy grout I mentioned? It was supposed to be bright white. Does this look white or grey to you??
It’s definitely grey. Maybe next time we’ll test the grout before doing a whole bathroom with it.
We swapped out the light fixture to one I found at Lowe’s on clearance for $1.88. Yes, you read that right! Since I saved on the light fixture, I sprung for a recessed medicine cabinet after finding one on sale from Pottery Barn, again thinking every bit of storage space counts. This will be especially nice once we have kids and actually use the space more on a daily basis.
After installing this at “kid friendly height”, our faucet is too tall and doesn’t allow the medicine cabinet to open. See what I meant with this post’s name? There is always something setting us back.
The shower project (without a window, and without tiling beyond the shower walls) was priced out to be $2800 (minus material cost) through our regular handyman. It was a lot less with my dad doing it
And since I need a refresher of how it looked upon our inspection day just to keep me from getting overwhelmed and discouraged:
Complete photos to come as we finish up some painting and touch ups!