You know what I did this morning?  I showered upstairs, in the bathroom across the hall. I showered there the day before that and the day before that.  And let me tell you, it has been SO NICE.

All the stress of planning for it, having construction workers, dirt, and dust in the house, disrupting The Wee One’s sleep schedule, and the financing we had to do to pay for it were completely worth it!  The value of our home has gone up as well as our happiness levels.  Win win!

Let’s get to the reveal photos and the nitty-gritty.

We replaced the window, the flooring, the tub, added acrylic walls to make a shower, rerouted the plumbing, added towel bars, a grab bar, a new toilet paper holder and a ring to hold a hand towel.  The vanity, sink, and toilet all stayed the same.  They also left the pinkish beige-not sure what color they really are- tiles on the wall to save on cost but because the old jacuzzi tub was put in at an angle, they had to patch a corner of the wall using previously removed tile.  Everyone from the woman who did our consultation to the head of the project commented on how ugly the tiles were and how they would be impossible to find matching ones these days.  Luckily we were able to work with them.

We hit a small hiccup after construction ended when we noticed the shower pressure was TERRIBLE.  But luckily they sent a guy out to fix it and it was an easy fix at that.  Now, the shower is lovely, especially when the sun is streaming in the window.  We were told that having a window in a bathroom is a nice, bonus feature, and we love having that natural light to brighten the room.

Construction progress:


New soaker tub is in!


All finished!  (You can kind of see the re-tiling in the corner by the toilet.)  I’m in love with our dark charcoal flooring.




And finally, let’s go allll the way back to when we first moved and before we switched out anything.





The next step is finding a shower curtain and floor mats we love.  For now, we are rocking a nice salmon colored curtain which The Scottish is less than enthused about.

pink shower curtain

We also want to put in a cabinet or organizational unit of some kind in the space between the toilet and the tub.

What do you guys think?  We are so happy we took the plunge with this renovation.  Big projects like this really make a house feel like your own.  🙂

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6 Responses to “This Happy Bathroom”

  1. Kelly G

    YAY for showers upstairs, FINALLY! I bet you feel so relieved to have it done, looks great!

  2. Jenn

    Yay, it’s done! I remember the novelty of being able to shower upstairs the first time–it was awesome 🙂 I’m still grateful, actually, because stairs first thing in the morning were never my friend. Enjoy your new bathroom!!!

    • Stephanie

      Seriously, stairs early in the morning are not a good idea! Thanks, it is SO nice to walk across the hall to shower! Enjoy yours as well!


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