Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Bathroom renovations

This is the tiny bathroom at our cottage. It should really be called a shower room and is about the size of an American clothes closet. The room still had the original fixtures from 1975. It looked very dirty, as over the years, the grouting had gone very black and moldy. We tried cleaning even with pure bleach but nothing helped. Our heater was so old that it did not put out much heat even in this small room. This became our big project for this year. The photo above is the before...
...and here is the after! We are really pleased with how it has turned out. We choose cream tiles for the walls and terracotta for the floors. Gone is the plastic reservoir for the toilet and in a new clean and all porcelain toilet and small sized sink. Even though the room is technically smaller since the builder placed a false wall on one side to work some pipes into the wall, it appears bigger. We had a towel rack heater installed to replace the old one and a wonderful large rain shower head. That is one thing I really love now in the room! I think the new look has enhanced the beam on the sloping ceiling.
Now to start with the accessories...

9 comments:

~ Janice ~ said...

How beautiful!! I love all the tile work and the colors. I agree, that beam just really stands out now and looks super! You should feel really good for a job well done!! :o)

diane said...

It looks wonderful, new and sparkly! I think the colors make it appear bigger, too! :) Bonus! I wonder how you will decorate....??

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your new bathroom Heidi. It looks beautiful! The colors are so you now. Have fun picking out accessories.

Espresso Girlie said...

Heidi - Your bathroom renovation is beautiful. I love the color choices. I look forward to hearing about your accessory purchases.

Suzann

Ragged Roses said...

What a transformation - it looks lovely. Great to have a heated towel rail too, I've always wanted one! Enjoy your cottage
Kim x

Lynda said...

It looks lovely, Heidi! The heated towel rack would be wonderful on those cold mornings! ♥

Nan - said...

Wow! What a beautiful transformation. I love the floor especially. I've seen one shower like yours over here, and it didn't work. The owner said he got the idea from being in Holland, but his leaked out into the room. Does yours ever do this? I just love the ease of it.

Tanya said...

Wow - the transformation is wonderful! I love everything about it. I notice the shower part doesn't have a setin area - it's the same as the floor? I'm confused - therefore the water runs out into the entire bathroom?!
Tanya

Anonymous said...

beautifull!!!
super!!
fran├žoise