Remember in my holiday letter I told you we had to install a cat box in our bathroom because my middle-aged bladder couldn’t handle the hike around the house and up the stairs to the bathroom, while our master bath was under remodel/reconstruction? Well, I didn’t *actually* put a cat box in the bedroom. And now, there’s no need for it anymore, because, ladies and germs, we have a new bathroom. Sure, there’s still some doomerflotchies and hooha’s to finish up in the next few weeks — like the installation of shower glass and the top to a half wall — but it’s still beautiful, and better yet useable!
We started with this:
The 3×3 enclosed shower in the tiny potty area became a 4.5’x4.5′ shower with frameless 3/8″ glass walls that are 76″inch tall, It has a dual Moen Caldwell brushed nickel shower heads (we used Moen Caldwell brushed nickel for the tub and sink faucets, too). The shower heads are great, the hot water FUNCTIONS, and we only had to make one adjustment to the design by having the contractor screw the shower head slide bar into the tile. The design had it affixing to the tile/stone with a suction cup, which did not work on stone. We also punched out the ceiling to make the shower taller, and floated the floor lower in the shower to add height and an overall feeling of space. This bathroom had unually low ceilings to begin with (8 foot, before finish out). Yao Ming won’t be able to use it, but most other humans still can; overall the lower ceilings keep it warmer and cozier. The frameless glass will add to the feeling of space and, of course, light. The contractor built in two oversized shampoo holders — his and hers — and also a shaving “foot perch” for me. Heaven.
The shower is in the same place as before, but we moved the shower head to the back wall (it had been mounted on the no-longer-existing interior wall), and we eliminated the potty wall altogether, replacing it with a half wall for an illusion of privacy and to balance one side of the vanity area with the other. The light above the potty has an incorporated extra powerful fan to remove the humidity from the shower.