Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Splish, Splash, 5 Reasons I'm Dying to Redo My Bath (Room)

After yesterday's kitchen post, I was surprised to see that some out there liked my kitchen exactly as is. Others wouldn't go as far as to say they liked it, but they said it wasn't that bad. Today, I'm really putting you optimists to the test. I dare you to find something nice to say about our master bathroom!

Here are some pictures and my top five reasons I'm ready to renovate our master bath:

1. Thankfully, the walls are the color of Pepto since every time I look at this room I more or less want to gag. It's a dynamic color for a 1930s house. And what a prize that there are window treatments to match (cue the sarcasm)! I can't really complain about those too much. The alternative to not having those curtains is the entire neighborhood seeing me in the nude. Or showering in a one piece.

2. I can fully appreciate a large, deep jacuzzi bathtub, but this one is overkill! I've taken about two baths in it, but it's not very comfortable. If I lean against one side of the tub, my legs aren't long enough to reach the other side of the tub for support. We have a very large bathroom, but most of the space is taken up by this gigantic bathtub, which we've fit six fully-grown (and fully-dressed) adults in at one time. When we take it out, we're thinking about relocating it to the backyard and calling it a hot tub.

 {I really need to wash some towels.}

3. I think at one point there must have been some wild Turkish Bath parties at this house. If there's not room for you in the bathtub, no fear! We can fit about six more in the shower.

4. The color of the bath tiles, along with their non-uniform texture, reminds me of one thing: the icing on a Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tart. Don't you agree?

5. One thing I treasure about our house is that the windows along the front of the house are original, adding so much character. The problem is they do not insulate very well, and with six of these windows in our bathroom, it gets very hot in the summer months. It's misery in August when I have to blow dry my hair. And we all know I can't go curly!

So, based on all those things here's the preliminary plans.
  • Board up and cover some of the windows to regulate temperature in the space.  
  • Convert the shower into a walk-in closet for me.
  • Remove the jacuzzi tub for a smaller, clawfoot tub.
  • Add double sinks and vanities.
Once the tub/lap pool is removed, I imagine the space will be completely different! I'm dreaming it will one day look similar to this. Now that makes me feel optimistic!


Catherine said...

I did notice you have a ceiling fan in the bathroom, which I definitely envy!! I can't wait to see what all you do with both rooms. As much as you love to cook, a functional kitchen is a MUST. And luckily, with most men, that's a pretty easy sell considering the other option is to stop cooking all together ;).

Kristen said...

Here's my positive thing...It reminds me of one of my all time favorite movies...Steel Magnolias!

Lindsey said...

I like the tub, but can understand how it would be not to prop yourself up with your feet! I am also a huge fan of the color pink. Can't wait to see your reno!

Stephanie Jordan said...

You guys are so positive! I thought for sure you would have difficulty finding nice things to say!

Kristen, "the colors are blush and bashful." Weezer: "The colors are pink and pink"! It reminds me of Steel Magnolias, too!

Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

That is one huge tub. I love your bathroom inspiration pic - it is going to be beautiful when its done. Can't wait to see!

Mandy S said...

the size of the bathroom is great!! but functionality is terrible!! (there i said it, something bad for you!) really, though, just the size has GREAT potential to be a dream bathroom! love the ideas and can't wait to see it and drool!!! (especially considering I will be sharing my bathroom with a toddler boy in about 2 yrs!)

Stephanie Jordan said...

You're right, Mandy. It's got definite potential. Hopefully, I can make it through the remodeling process with my sanity intact.

sga said...

Ah, bathroom remodel. It only took me 7 weekends, but so worth it.