Picture this: Our home is a 1950’s build and most of the bathroom is ORIGINAL (or slightly updated) to the home. That means, Pepto Bismol colored shower tile, tile that goes practically from the floor to the ceiling , really beat up fixtures and furniture, and to top it off 2 or three layers of floor tile on the ground. This is not a photo of our actual bathroom, but it is scary close. Our vanity is next to the tub but we want to switch to this layout. (By the way if you search 1950s pink bathroom tile, its good for a laugh.)
After living in the house for nearly 3 years, we are finally listening to the bathroom’s cries for help, and are preparing for a new bathroom. Let’s be honest, 50 years of showers, baths and guests to the powder room isn’t exactly easy on a space. As much as it excites me to say we’re redoing the room, it also terrifies me. We are going to do most of the work ourselves including completely gutting the entire bathroom down to the studs, removing and saving as much as we can and re-doing everything from the plumbing to the tiling.
Tom and I have been thinking about this re-do for a long time, maybe TOO long. Here’s some of the design concepts we’ve come up with. They are not final decisions because we still have a month to change our minds, but its close enough for a preview. A big shout out goes to Houzz for helping us pick our options. If you don’t have the app, its basically the equivalent of not being on Pinterest, which also means you have stopped breathing. 😉
Floor tile options
Option A floor tile: basket weave