New Bathroom
March 31, 2006


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These are just some quick snapshots of the new bathroom. The old one was hideous! I had some closets knocked to expand the room and gutted the whole place. Went from ugly white and mauve 1950's wainscoat tile with blue paint to a travertine stone floor to ceiling. I especially love the details in the tile such as the tile face across the front of the drop in tub, the 2 niches with ogee trim which keep the brick layout, the rectangular "rug" in the floor made from a smaller tile laid at 45 degrees with a broken piece listelle of the toupe and green accent. The wall between the vanity and linen closet is a load bearing wall and could not be moved, so I had the contractor just tile over the wall and bought a cabinet face to put on it to build in a linen closet. It maximized the amount of space to the left of that wall. Not shown in the photos are the 4 recessed lights in the main area on a dimmer, the 1 recessed light in the shower, also on a separate switch and a dimmer, plus you can see the light fixture over the fanity with its own switch and dimmer. To top it all off, the facial mirror mounted on the wall has a built in touch activated light and in the middle of the ceiling is a combination light, exhaust fan with heater. So, there's plenty of light and many options for bright or soft and relaxing. Since I do not have a lot of wall space for towel bars, I used a heated towel rack above the toilet which can dry out folded towels over night. Originally I expected the counter top to be a bit waider (before we found out about the wall which could not be moved). Given how wide I had thought the counter would be, I opted for the nice rectangular sink which bows out a little. Still, the wide sink worked out great! A nice decorative touch. Oh yeah, and I went with a deep soaking tub. Not that I take long baths, but it is comfy! My biggest mistake was not getting a glass door across the tub. For now a clear shower curtain on a tension rod will do, but I will look for something a bit nicer later.

The first three photos are panoramic shots stitched together from multiple pictures, so some things may not line up, they may look a little distorted and you will see color changes due to lighting. In reality, it all looks gorgeous with a nice warm tone.

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