The day has come! I have to say, it took much longer than I thought and it cost a little more than I thought, but our bathroom is finally finished.
Our goal was modern and sleek and we’re both very pleased with how it turned out. Here is the new shower area, my favorite part! (and below, the tub and awkward shaped window that were once there)
This is the new vanity. It’s called Caesarstone (quartz) and the color is espresso. We do have granite in our other two bathrooms but I love the sleekness and solidarity of quartz. We also went with rectangular sinks rather than oval and had them only cut one hole on each faucet for a more simple look.
Here it is before.
I painted the vanity a solid white – it’s called Alabaster by Sherwin Williams and I chose a semi-gloss finish. It matches the trim and doors in the bathroom as well as througout our entire house. We went with plain pulls from Lowes in a chrome finish.
My husband who is 6″5 can now see the top of his head in the bathroom mirror! We did a frameless floating version which is standard in many new modern homes. We took a 1/4 inch thick piece of plywood that would be slightly smaller than the mirror and screwed it into the drywall. The edges were spray painted black and then the mirror was adhered to the plywood. The edges are polished and it has a “floating” effect. I love how it turned out and it matches the new light fixtures.
I didn’t want any wall color to compete or clash with the tile or the quartz so we decided to just go with white. They are also painted Alabaster but I chose a satin finish so that the trim and cabinets would not just blend in.
The only unfinished part is the area behind the door where the shower used to be. We had it drywalled out and for now it’s a great place for our laundry basket and scale. It’s going to be large linen closet but I haven’t quite decided what kind of shelving and doors I want yet. Suggestions are welcome!
This photo shows the old shower.
We ran into a few frustrating issues and felt a little cramped in our hall bath for a few months; but, we love how it turned out and now we just get to enjoy it!