A lot has happened at our #80sHomeRenovationProject master bathroom in just a few short days since demo. If you missed demo, see all the details here.
Here’s a view from the door…it looks huge now! Obviously, there’s no vanity yet and the shower isn’t fully enclosed, but if you remember what it looked like BEFORE, this is a vast improvement. As you can see, the new drywall has been installed and patched where needed. The shower area will have cement board installed since that is a wet area and will be tiled.
The jacuzzi tub has been removed to make way for a larger more spacious shower. Taking the shower down to the floor level (it used to be elevated) already makes it feel larger. Our initial plan of having a pony wall on the right had to be changed since there wasn’t enough room for a wide enough pony wall and still have space for a door and a bench. That’s how it goes. Design is a fluid process. It’s generally less dramatic than what’s depicted on television shows. Challenges arise, plans need to be revised, solutions are created on the fly and life does go on. Welcome to the world of renovation and construction! or maybe it’s because I’ve experienced enough of these hiccups that you just learn to take it with stride. It also helps when you have a good team to work with that is solution oriented. Wow, I sound so grown up…who am I?!!!
Here’s where I decided to move the shampoo niche. It was initially going to be on the pony wall that is no longer possible so the next best location is on the back pony wall above the bench. It still offers easy access to all your products without being visible from the rest of the bathroom. It’s tucked away nicely inside the pony wall. How convenient to have a bench to prop your feet on when you shave and have a storage area for your razor, soap and full size shampoos, conditioners, and body wash!
This is the vanity area. The junction boxes are ready for the wall sconces and the medicine cabinet cavity has been moved away from the wall enough to accommodate the wall sconce. Remember, there used to be a big light box above the vanities. The old medicine cabinet would have hit the wall sconce if we didn’t move it. The plumbing will also need to be adjusted to accommodate the new vanity design.
The bonus walk-in closet is incredible! The venting has been modified and now that it’s dry walled, it looks even bigger!
And the best part is, it’s very comfortable for our 6 foot tall homeowner. He is very excited about this new room.
The walls are being taped and textured as we speak and painting begins next week. I’ll be sharing more of the finishes in my next update of the #80shomerenovationproject. Come back for more excitement!