Now, it doesn't look too bad from this picture, just a bit drab and boring. Some of what I hated was the huge white tiles on the floor. They showed every speck of dirt and piece of lint, I felt I was always having to sweep to keep it looking clean. The mirror over the sink is just a slab of mirror glass. No frame and it had icky brown lines forming though the glass. The sink got the job done, but there is no storage whatsoever in the bathroom. We had to keep our towels in the linen closet out in the hallway. Plus, I hated looking at the plumbing behind the sink since it was exposed.
The extra mirrored medicine cabinet by the sink was a huge eyesore. So was the ugly wood door and outdated gold handle. I'm pretty sure the lighting over the sink was the cheapest money could buy, and it was starting to tarnish.
I think the shower was original to the house. I seriously hated everything about it, from the ugly biscuit color to the size. You could hardly turn without whacking your elbows into the walls or glass.
Additionally, there was no air vent, so the hot steam did a lovely number on the paint.
We ripped out the walls and put in new drywall. I decided to put marble tile on the bottom half of the walls, then painted the top half about the same silvery gray color that the original had. We took out the pedestal sink and replaced it with a larger one that could accommodate our storage needs. We hung a matching mirror and replaced the old stainless steel lighting and fixtures with brushed nickel. We removed the mirror from the old medicine cabinet, and I stained a wood panel door to take its place.
I painted the door by the sink white and added brushed nickel hardware to go with the flow of the room. I laid a wood grain looking ceramic tile on the floor, and we added a vent for air circulation so we don't have paint chipping issues in the future.
We found an amazing bargain on this steam shower, snapping it up for under 1/2 its original price (less than $1,000!) though we did have a lot of issues getting it installed to drain correctly. We had to jimmy it around, therefore, it doesn't line equal with the door on the left which is irritating, but livable. Also, you can't tell from the photo here, but we removed the door on the left and turned it into a sliding pocket door for more space in the bathroom.
Overall, I am so happy with how it turned out, I won't be sneaking into the girl's bathroom to shower anymore.
What projects do you hope to knock off your home renovation bucket list soon?