Yes, that hideous patterned tile on the floor is actually wall
tile! Clearly, time had not been kind to this bath. The
tilted walls are from the wide-angle camera lens, though!
One issue with this old bath was the door to the hallway opening
up and hitting the closet doors. The soffit above the shower
was also confining. In the remodel the closet would be
recessed by about eight inches and the soffit completely removed.
This is the same room, believe it or not. The 12x12 tile
is dark to help hide the dirt from the teens in the house, but the
walls remain lighter. The new vanity is an inexpensive
off-the-shelf unit with a quartz top.
An exhaust fan disguised as a light is installed as well as
storage over the new toilet. It's important to make certain
the exhaust from the bath goes through a vent in the roof rather
than dump warm, moist air into the attic space.
New door and window casings are installed, along with crown
moulding and a beefy baseboard moulding.
The shower is an inexpensive acrylic insert rather than
tile. Since the teens in the house will likely not be
particularly thorough about cleaning tile grout, the insert was the
more practical route.
This shot shows how the closet has now been recessed and you
can see the soffit is gone in the upper left corner. A new
wood door with antique hardware was also installed.
This 1980s era bath had hosted two families with children growing
into teens before this point and the time was overdue to replace the
dated splendor The idea now was to update the bath for the teens still in the
house but keep the cost reasonable.
--John Painter, Owner