We've all done it. We have searched through pinterest for the dreamiest bathrooms. We have drooled over the ones with floor to ceiling tile, fancy faucets, and a sitting area bigger than our actual bathroom. We have coveted those chandeliers, clawfoot tubs, and the endless storage. If money were not an issue, what would be in your dream bathroom?
Shane and I discussed what we thought were ideal bathroom features and made a list. I am sure there are plenty of others.
As you already know, I tore apart our tile near our tub due to some corrosion and water issues. That was nearly 3 years ago. And recently I decided to take down the beadboard. Since now we kind of have to move forward with the bathroom (money or no money) here is a video where Shane and I talk about what our plans are and which of the things from that list we are adding to our bathroom.
In true procrastinating fashion, we started filming this at midnight last night. And bless Shane's heart, when I found out during editing that the camera cut out and skipped his part in the beginning, he got dressed again at 1:30 am and reshot it. I love this man :)
So do you want to know what we will be doing in our bathroom? Watch and find out!!!
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Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
Your bathroom is gorgeous!! Absolutely love it!!
Thanks! Hopefully we can get our upstairs bathroom to be as nice as the basement one is now :)
I would LOVE two sinks. Sharing a sink blows. Haha! These are great ideas!
My dream bathroom would be fully handicap accessible, with a tub that I could get into without help, and lots and lots of hand rails to hold onto. And it would look good doing it! My biggest gripe about most handicap accessible bathrooms is that they are UGLY!! REALLY, REALLY UGLY!! Just because someone can't get around very well doesn't mean they don't still have good taste. And for some reason designers and builders just can't get that through their thick heads. (Okay, rant over!) I do love glass tile too. Especially that water-colored blue-green glass. It just looks so spa-like.
I completely agree! They tend to focus so much on function in those cases. I remember one challenge on the American Dream Builders TV show where they had to do houses with bathrooms that were accessible for wheelchairs and one designer made it blah and the another made it stunning! It is totally possible :)
Heart and Haven
Ok, I'm a bit confused. You talked about features for a "dream bathroom" but compromised on some features (ie. more counter space vs. dual sinks). However, you also mentioned that this isn't the master bathroom. Before this bathroom takes on an identify crisis (you know after the mid-life crisis state it's already in, ;-) ), what is the intended main purpose of this bathroom? Kids bathroom, guest bathroom, etc. That will help determine which features are most needed.
Can't wait to see what you do, cause everything you tackle turns out absolutely beautiful!
I guess I assumed that whoever was reading this had read most of the posts in the past about our home and bathroom situation. I should have clarified for those who have not. Sometimes I forget and treat this more as a journal :) Our basement bathroom will eventually be the "master bath" as it will be attached to our bedroom once we get that done. But since the bedroom is not done and the upstairs tub has been out of commision, it has become the family bathroom as far as showers go.
Eventually the upstairs bathroom will be the kids' bathroom and the guest bathroom since we only have the two baths in the whole house. I have a feeling that since there is only a pedestal sink in the master bath, that if my husband and I ever have to get ready at the same time, one of us will use the up bath. So it is an all purpose bathroom I guess. I wish we had a "normal" master and not one so small and I wish we had a separate guest bath. But we make due with what we have!
I have to have two sinks- it's a must!! :)
I remodeled both of my bathrooms at the same time as they were located one above the other. All the plumbing needed to be replaced as well as the subfloor in the upper level bathroom. I demolished both bathrooms down to the studs. I did a lot of shopping on ebay and got some great deals on plumbing fixtures and sinks. I even found an odd sized tub that fit my master bath perfect on ebay! The master bath is tiled floor to ceiling on all walls in a beautiful soft white and two shades of gray glass mosaic tile that was a killer deal. Since the bathrooms were small I found some odd lots of floor tile at the big box stores. The paint in the guest bathroom I mixed myself from leftovers. You can truly have a dream bathroom with expensive touches if you shop well.
Interesting list. Your dreams are so much bigger than mine. Intriguing that some of your must-haves have no appeal to me. The wonderful part of home ownership is that you do get to have it your way (within budget). My dream bathroom (in our old, old house) would include pipes that don't leak (have spent an insane amount of time working on that issue, as well as paying tons to plumbers); a toilet that flushes, really flushes; an exhaust fan; more than one outlet (which goes off with the light, so we can't even plug a night light in); a night light! Amused by your wish for a claw footed tub. One set of grandparents had one in their Victorian house, which I thought was ancient and bizarre when I was a kid. The other grandparents had a laundry chute (nice idea) though theirs had a nail sticking out somewhere in the middle. Siblings and cousins would threaten to throw smallest children down it. From your list I really wish I had storage and counter space. And your decorating talent, which I know will make any bathroom you end up with look gorgeous.