Sorry! I must apologize for taking so long to share our bathroom renovations with you! My computer was on the fritz and I finally had to lay it to rest and purchase a new one. So, as promised, here is our latest (and hopefully last) reno project. Let's start with the "before" pics. (FYI: prior to moving in in the fall of 2013, our house was a rental, neglected for almost 12 years, poor thing!)
Here is what our master bathroom used to look like. Updated back in the 1990s, it was covered in a sea of white tile with grout that would never come clean. Its low vanity had a worn Corian countertop and the stall shower sported glass doors with layers of old caulk along the bottom. Plus, the shower fixture's temperature control valve was jammed making it nearly impossible to adjust.
We installed a new medicine cabinet and toilet back when we first moved in, so we would reuse those items as well as the window shutters.
Now for a peek at our pre-reno guest bath. With white and black vintage tile and another low vanity, it still had the original 1925 cast iron tub that had been reglazed 25 years ago. Unfortunately, it was peeling in several places revealing a murky taupe color beneath the white. The mixing valve in the bathtub was faulty and would often switch from scalding hot to ice cold while showering. Not fun!
Even though the floor tile was charming, it had to be removed to make way for new concrete to level out the floor. The plaster walls and ceiling needed to be taken down to the studs, as well. However, we planned to keep the tub (which would be reglazed) along with the new toilet and window shutters.
Please stay tuned until next time when I'll share the "after" pics of our much improved and oh-so-lovely cottage bathrooms.
Have a great weekend and most of all — Happy Mother's Day!