Another total gut job with a colorful ending.
The homeowner here needed to remove an old footed bathtub and put in a walk-in shower, due to a major injury, so she could move back home. While she was doing that we might as well update a few other things too… right? When my contractor started removing the old walls for the shower, he uncovered several layers of old wall treatments: Paneling, Masonite board, Tile backing and plaster. So we ended going down to the studs, which allowed us to insulate the room better. Here is what we did:
- Added a walk-in shower with handicap bars, a handheld/wall-mount shower head and clear glass doors. There is a removable seat for later, if needed.
- Brought in a small free-standing cabinet for towels.
- Trimmed out the doors and windows in a classic Farmhouse style.
- We kept the vanity and top. The vanity is an old Dry Sink that her parents were given as a wedding gift, and it was used then. A Corian top was made a few years ago to match the profile of the old wooden top that was on the original Dry Sink.
- We also kept the mirror/medicine cabinet
- A new shelf was added, where we added some of her Glass Purse Collection
- We updated the lighting, both ceiling and vanity lights. Plus we updated the ceiling light/fan with a ceiling light/fan/heater combo. Gotta love that heater on those cold winter mornings.
- And an architectural detail was added behind the bathroom door, with 1×4’s. This created the perfect place for her Grandmother’s artwork.
- We found the fabric for the Flat Roman Shade and fell in love with it. There we found our color-scheme for the paints.
- We chose the coral color as our main color and painted the walls above the shelf, across the ceiling and down the back wall. Then we brought in violet for our towels (plus we painted the adjoining laundry room violet). And we added the green accent paint color from the kitchen, which is close by, creating a Perfect Triad Color Scheme. (Orange – Purple – Green are the 3 Secondary Colors)
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