Friday, January 07, 2011

-- Mission Complete: New Bath/Shower --

Here it is: the shiny new bathtub/shower combo.  We have already been enjoying the new spaciousness of the shower.  The new corner shelves are also an amazing feature that I'd never part with again.

Some close-ups of the awesome mosaic feature.  Quite an impact I think and super affordable.  We used 2 square feet for the band around the shower so it didn't even cost $20!

Obviously, my favorite aspect of the new tub/shower is the awesome soaking depth of the tub.  We've now got 5 extra inches and while that might not sound like much, its a gigantic improvement!

The "we didn't plan on doing this" feature of the bathroom is the new temperature control, tub spout and shower head.  Even though it was more of an investment than we had planned, I really like how the squareness of the tub is mirrored in them.

Our great corner shelves:

The room went from a dark brown to a light grayish blue which we really like.

The painted vanity was starting to show some wear, so we thought it was time to re-design the drawers slightly and face it will solid walnut.  More to come on that later.

But, just in case you all (Dad) thought that this project is finished, let's be real.  The tub/shower is done, but there are still many details to finish.  The baseboard is still waiting for sanding/caulking (and in some places needs to be attached to the wall).

The trim details around the ceiling and around the sides of the tile still need to be created and put in place (thank goodness I have a woodworker in the family who is planning to make them).

And generally, a whole lot of construction mess needs to be put away!


Megan said...

It looks GREAT!!! I love the shower head, that looks really refreshing.

Kell said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! My tub's got nothing on yours but you did inspire me to have my first bubble bath in YEARS! Quite nice :)
Very impressed with your work, Friend! Hope you're enjoying it thoroughly.

Eco Yogini said...

wow what a fabulous bathroom!! i am le jealous :)

So nice to "see" you again on blogland! I've been seeing STU ads on tv... makes me a little nostalgic :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

It's gorgeous. That tile makes one heck of an impact.

*claire* said...

i've been follwing along with your posts on my phone, but just now managed to come back to be able to actually leave a comment!

LOVE that! what a fabulous job you all did. clearly it was a lot of work, but i can only imagine how much you are enjoying it! the tile is great - and i would have imagined the mosaic would be much more expensive than that! i have to say, i'm completely jealous of the showerhead. i would die for one of those!

great job, and thanks for sharing your adventure with us!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Your bathroom is beautiful! It has several of the same features that we are planning on when we finish our basement bathroom (vessel sink, tiled shower). You did such a great job!

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