Walk-In Ready

Hey guys!  So much work happened at our house over a 5 week period that I’ve got LOTS of posts for you.  Now I just need to find some extra time in my schedule to get them written.  Cause you all know that we have tons of extra time… right?!  Ok, you are wrong.  We’re pretty busy; however, I really enjoy making time for this blog.

Do you remember our front bathroom?  The one that our guest will use?  I introduced it here and shared our plans and some updates here, but wanted to show you all of the before pictures again so that you could really get a feel for how different it looks.

Here’s what you saw when you walked in.  There’s a surprising amount of natural light that flows into this room.  It had lots of wallpaper and carpet… yes, in the bathroom.

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The vanity was a double vanity , which is really nice, but the yellow wasn’t our style and it was built a little low and we aren’t necessarily short people.

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This little closet stuck out into the room and houses the hot water heater.

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And the shower… with the infamously low showerhead and all.  Just picture us looking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  🙂

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And these wonderful built-ins.  We had always planned on keeping these, just giving them a little update.

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Then we tore everything out… No more carpet, vanity, toilet, or shower… and a little less wallpaper, because that stuff was stubborn.

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Then, our contractors came and worked on the sheetrock.  Let’s just say that at this point it’s walk-in ready…well at least it’s ready for a walk-in shower 😉

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Does it looks the same?  Not exactly.  There’s new moulding and walls.  Here are some different views.

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When I was laying in bed one night, I had an epiphany.  Why not make that hot water heater closet a little smaller and widen the bathroom door out?  It was only 24″ wide to begin with so that was a genius idea on my part.  You are welcome honey.  We pushed that closet back 6 to 8 inches and made the entrance door to the bathroom a 30″ door.  It’s so nice to not have to squeeze through.  And since we are going to be getting a tankless hot water heater, it won’t be an issue that the closet is a little smaller. You can’t really see the difference but here’s a picture below…

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As I’ve mentioned before, we are turning the tub/shower combo into a walk-in shower.  It will have the same footprint as the bathtub but will definitely feel a lot larger.  Here’s what it looks like now… it’s basically just backer board and a place for the faucet and the drain.

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And if you stand in the shower and look up, you’ll see this.

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This light hasn’t always been here.  We just added it.  And guess what else it is?!?  A ventilation fan.  It sucks all of the hot, steamy air out of the room while you are taking a shower.  And just in case you were wondering, there will be a little white piece in there to make it look finished.  And this is what it looks like when it’s on.

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So let’s do one more before and after… side-by-side.

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Doesn’t it look so nice?  And I’d say it’s almost walk-in ready…and almost ready for a walk-in!  What do you think?  Does it look a little smaller or much bigger now that everything is gone?!  I need to get the room painted and then the tile guy can come.  I’m out of town on business right now so it might be next week before I get that done.  I’ll keep you updated as everything transpires.  I promise!

2 thoughts on “Walk-In Ready

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