Friday, January 11, 2008

Bathroom Bliss


The bathroom is done
I can finally shower
While standing upright




Three long and torturous months and it is finally done. A wall was knocked down, the floor was ripped up, and all new pipes (we're up to code now!) were put in. This bathroom is in our basement underneath the stairs, so we didn't have a ton of room to work with. Hence, the knocking down of one wall which managed to give us an extra two feet of space. Our shower is now 5 feet by 3 1/2 feet of pure bliss. We even have one of those brand new Kohler rain shower plates in the ceiling of our shower. It is a dream come true for my hubby. I think my favorite part is the heater. I love that I don't have to freeze every time I step out of the shower. Aaaaahhh.
It may not look like a whole lot, but it is pure heaven for us. I wish I had before pictures to show you. I forgot to take any before the carpenter started ripping everything out. The previous bathroom looked like a moldy, nasty, dark, ugly cave. I was actually thinking of submitting it into TLC's "Ugliest Bathroom in America" contest. The shower wasn't even a plastic unit, it was four plastic walls and a plastic base that you kind of "stick" together. It was heinous and small. You could barely turn around to get the shampoo without knocking your elbows on the wall. So bad.
These pictures don't really do my new, lovely bathroom justice. It is much bigger than it looks in these pics. And yes, we have a toilet. I just thought I didn't need to post a pic of the toilet since we all know what they look like. Ours is purple with big, orange polka dots and a fuzzy, red tassle trim. Ya know, your typical toilet.
Anyway, I talked about this bathroom on my blog so many times I figured I should post a few pictures. Do you feel the love? Aaaahhh.

38 comments:

susiej.com said...

GORGEOUS!!! So beautiful. Lucky you, and you deserve this, after all the renovation time and work.

Haiku Friday

Secret Agent Mama said...

Oh My! It's a sanctuary; I'd never leave. Wonderful job and worth the wait!

Wright said...

It looks GORGEOUS!!! I'm so happy for you that it's finally done - what a relief!

Jenni said...

Wow, what a beautiful bathroom. Yeah for you. We were in remodel hell for a year, so I can understand.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

The tile is GORGEOUS! It looks like the perfect little bathroom.

suchsimplepleasures said...

i'll be right over...i'm in need of a shower and i might as well try yours out. k, thanks!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I totally love the rain shower! Smart choice. And, boy howdy that sucker looks like pure bliss. Way to get an awesome bathroom. Are the boys banned?

Dawn said...

I've always wanted one of those rain showers. Congrats on the bathroom, it's beautiful, very zen like.

Bren said...

Oh, how nice! I'd stay in there all day!

suchsimplepleasures said...

i know...i can't get it to be bigger than that, either. sorry. google it...there is a full on, butt naked, flesh baring...majorly yummy one or two...on google! you. must. check. it. out...drool

Toni said...

I am so jealous; have always wanted the rain shower feature.

It is beautiful; happy Friday!

janet said...

purdy!!!!!

and btw, you can get your shuffle waterproofed at swimman.com.

or there are cases for it too. check amazon. :-)

Julie Pippert said...

It looks wonderful! Oh wow. I like it!

My husband is keen to do slate floors and I said, do the whole thing slate.

Joyce said...

So beautiful! Definitely worth a Haiku. :)

suchsimplepleasures said...

i've, i suppose fortunately, never heard him talk. it might ruin the illusion for me. yeah, he is married to a skank (i love that word and it so describes her)

Rachel said...

That is absolutely stunning! The tile is gorgeous and I love the sink and the drawers. I love the whole thing. How do you ever drag yourself out of there? It seems so peaceful and gorgeous. I'd just sit in there with a glass of wine and smile :-)

4 little men said...

It's beautiful! I bet it was worth the wait. :)

Cathy said...

Wow that looks great!

MamaGeek said...

Seriously. IT'S AMAZING! I love the tiling - AWESOME job!

Gwen said...

That bathroom is certainly cause for celebration! I might find many excuses to be clean, if I had one of those in my house.

Phyllis Sommer said...

ooh, it's gorgeous! enjoy it.

monkeysandmarbles said...

that's a beautiful bathroom...the shower rocks! glad it's done...enjoy it! :-)

Kellan said...

It's beautiful Kathryn - I love the shower and I love the tile!! I'm glad it's done and you are finally getting to enjoy it! Have a good weekend - Kellan

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Beautiful!! It's always wonderful to get remodels finished. Enjoy it!

Blue Momma said...

Very nice! I am very jealous!!! I'd love to have a new bathroom, too - yet I somehow keep ending up buying groceries instead.

Kathryn said...

kelli@gohn crazy- Yes, we've had enough of remodels for now. We completely redid our kitchen late last summer which was an absolute nightmare. Try having three little ones with no kitchen, the fridge in the living room, and no running water or sink on the first floor for a few weeks. Not to mention the constant noise, and workers going in and out for a couple months. Bah! Insane!
blue momma- hehe. It was actually less expensive than it looks since we only had to pay for materials. The plumber, carpenter and tile guy exchanged work for work with my hubby. Yeah!
Thanks for the kind comments everyone! I know it is not a bathroom like in those fancy design mags (tons smaller for one thing), but we love it. We have never had a nice bathroom (or shower) all our lives and we have been looking forward to it for a looooonnnggg time. So yes, I would LOVE to lock myself in there and not come out for hours, but haven't gotten the opportunity just yet.

Jewelgirl said...

I am always happy to see Kohler
products used! Keeps the economy
going...... around town! It looks
very nicely done!

Laura said...

Nice job! Enjoy!!!!!

painted maypole said...

it looks gorgeous and so welcoming! a great pl;ace to get your day off to a good start, or a relaxing finish

Chrissy said...

I would probably never leave that shower voluntarily. It looks gorgeous. Congrats.

melissa said...

Preety! Am most jealous. My bathroom needs some serious work, but probably not as much as yours did. Enjoy!

Sandy C. said...

Wow! That looks incredible...did HGTV stop by for some footage????

Congrats on the new haven in the house :) I can relate to renovations....I had to wash dishes in the bathtub for months!!! :(

Haley-O said...

Wow, it's BEAUTIFUL! Congrats!!

Beck said...

THIS IS GORGEOUS! This is EXACTLY how I want the upstairs bath to look!

Nap Warden said...

Wow, looks great!!!

OHmommy said...

WOW.

WOW.

Man am I jealous! You have such great taste!

girlymom said...

I am so envious, our bathroom remodel is still down to the studs! You did a great job- it looks wonderful!

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