If you have been following along on Instagram, you know that the lakehouse bathroom has been entirely gutted. We did not have plans to remove the cast iron tub, or rip out the ceiling, yet, here we are. It's a little bit of a nightmare! Pictures below. However, the deeper the gut, the "newer" and nicer the room will feel in the end. We are thrilled to have a brand new tub, new drywall, and a new ceiling along with the other finishes,
In past renovations, we have kept the existing cast iron tub, hiring a professional to reglaze the tub (like we did in this bathroom). It's a great option. However, we decided to get a new tub for this bathroom. The room is rather narrow, and the existing tub stuck out a few inches, unnecessarily. In addition, the existing tub was in exceptionally bad condition. Our plumber will be install this tub with a modern profile next week!
This tile is going to set the stage for the space. I am in LOVE with it. I actually found this tile while helping my mom shop for her new kitchen (they are building). I suggested the tile to her in the white finish. I fell in love with the blue. It's a very subtle "blue." It almost feels like a neutral, yet has some interest! Likely, we will go with a 50% brickjoint pattern, potentially horizontal offset.
We will warm up the space with brass fixtures. We have used this shower fixture twice in past projects. It's is the best price for brass! Speaking of repeats, there is no better space-saving vanity that the GODMORGON vanity from IKEA. I scoured the entire web to find an alternative, but could not find anything that was as narrow as the GODMORGON, while still maximizing storage! We would like to install fronts from Semihandmade in order to make it feel slightly less "IKEA" (I've got my eye on Sarah Sherman Samuel's new line "Quarterline").
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Here are some progress shots of the bathroom....it has to get worse before it gets better!
We will be sharing the kitchen design soon!