Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Bathroom Renovation #1~

...Finally done except for a door that needs painted and a few areas of touch up paint, BUT I'm feeling like good things come to those who wait... AND WORK HARD!

Three months and about $3,800 later, we have our newly renovated bathroom that we are enjoying on a daily basis! This bathroom is somewhat small-6 feet by 9 feet- and to make the space more practical and functional, we did several things. First, we moved the door over about 6 inches and changed the door size from a 32" door to a 28 " door to help make the shower stall wider; we eliminated one of the double sinks to add space to the length of the shower as well as include a linen cupboard. Eliminating one of the double sinks was a hard choice since a double sink vanity is good for re-sale, but a sacrifice we felt was worth it to create an updated space that has more storage and a shower that was bigger and more comfortable to take a shower in. We're feeling like we're in a "spa setting" with our new tile shower and all the nifty details. See for yourself!

View standing in the door way, looking in the bathroom as you enter (BEFORE)


12" porcelain tile floor, 5" floor baseboards, new walls, new toilet... NEW EVERYTHING!

Sink area (BEFORE)

Sink Area (AFTER)

WOW... it's so much nicer to wash up and brush teeth in a sink area that doesn't have "crusty- black" stuff growing around it.

Shower stall (BEFORE)

Shower Stall(AFTER)

...several built-in's for soap and shampoo.

(below) View from sitting on the throne.
The door still needs to be painted white.

When we moved the door over, we decided to add a transom window that was handcrafted by an artist in Canada (we found him on Ebay-superb craftsmanship!). This window adds a novelty touch to this bathroom space... and it's pleasant to look at while taking care of business.

If you're interested in your own beautiful stained glass window, check out creationeuropeenne. We have been very pleased with this purchase. As we continue to renovate our old fixer upper, I'm keeping my eyes open for a different place in this house I could add another window like this one. Hummm~ maybe the OTHER bathroom?


Traci Eccles said...

Oh my goodness!!! I have been so excited to see this...it is all I expected and more :) I am in awe of your talent (I can't even paint a room!) I can't wait to see your next project piece unfold!

Color me blingy! said...

That is great! Looks awesome!

Alene said...

This is awesome, Terri! Just beautiful. You have definitely been working hard. Miss you girl!

Jenn said...

Hi Teri,

My name is Jennifer Walston and my parents Beverly and Joe Walston owned your Veija Casa from about 1973 to about 2003 I think. It has been great to see all the new and exciting improvements you have made and I am so glad to have been forwarded your blog. I love that our old house is getting the TLC it deserves. We loved our little house out in the country and I know you will too! Next time I visit my parents I will try to find you a picture of what the original house looked like. Good luck with your renovations!

teri-free2bme said...

Thank you all for the encouragement!

JENN~ I am tickled to have you peak in on our TLC to your childhood home! When we first walked through this house we saw all the potential and are so excited to be able to pour ourselves into updating it.

I grew up in the same house (in WA state) all my life and still have memories and heart strings connected to the house even though I haven't lived in it for years and years. My mom and dad sold the house in the late 90's but I always like to drive by when I'm in the area. ...That would be SO COOL to have any old photos of our "vieja casa" from "back when". That would be awesome!