If you want to catch up on our bathroom remodel, check out these posts:
I had a plumber swing by today and scope out the bathroom and offer recommendations.
First up on the list: our tub. So we for sure are tiling the surround with a subway tile and a charcoal grout (YES!) but that looks like we won’t fit in on his schedule until Mid May which is just fine.
As for the tub, I think because it is already wired for a tub with whirlpool jets that we will replace it with whirlpool jets – an initial expense but we LOVE our whirlpool tub and it it is already set up for a whirlpool tub, the cost of replacing it is also less.
We are thinking about splurging on a fancy shower head. The plumber offered a wholesale plumbing supply company that they typically work with to visit with them about options so I’m working to figure out a tub and shower head with them.
I ordered the toilet and tile from Home Depot and I’ll probably pick that up so it can be ready when our tiler comes next week to do the floors.
On to the vanity. I had debated painting it but if we have to pull it out to re-tile it anyway, might as well replace the vanity right? The vanity is kind of funny shaped – it is actually a kitchen counter top depth so it is already hard to find a sink/counter top to replace it. It is also 48″ long – the standard size is usually 49″x22″ so we will have to custom make the counter top anyway. If we area already customizing the vanity, might as well actually customize it! I’ve been working with a designer on that and this was the original idea I had for the vanity:
I had mentioned double sinks but the plumber advised against it considering the size of our bathroom – he knows more than I do and more counter space/storage for me!!
This is turning into a much bigger deal than I initially expected! They say bathrooms and kitchens are the most expensive to remodel! They weren’t kidding! Here is the design/vibe I’m going for:
As always, thoughts, ideas and suggestions are always welcome. We have remodeled some but never this in depth. Craig will start in the field this weekend so I’ll be taking on the bulk of the decisions for this project! He’s so easy going “Yes dear” and “whatever you think dear!”
Update: I got my designs back today! What do you think?
I made a few requests. I’d like to see what the storage looks like in the cupboards. I’d like to have a pull out drawer that turns into a step stool under the sink for the boys. I’d like to see the handles in champagne bronze! Check out my inspiration:
The initial pricing is well over our budget but I’m asking my friends: is it worth it? It will provide the storage and organization I’m looking for in the exact style I’m looking for. Have you gone the custom route? Have you regretted it? We plan to live in this house for the foreseeable future. Should I go all out or be more conservative? UGH! I’m not sure what to do!
The cupboard above the toilet adds about $850 to the bill – that could wait. I also feel like I would hit my head on it. How much storage would the taller cupboard on the vanity provide? Would they be worth $1,000 more?
Help me friends!