The first bit of renovating was done five years ago. This bathroom was a dark cave because there are no windows. When we had our roof redone, our contractor (same one is going to do the bathroom) suggested putting in some solar tubes because that's a convenient time to do it. We had one put in this bathroom and another in our kitchen to up the brightness factor in there. Best decision ever, and I wish we had done some more! Here's a shot of the solar tube:
Here's a shot of our Brady Bunch-esque vanity. It's not only dark and plain, it's falling apart. We had the same cabinets in our original kitchen, and I was never so glad to see anything go away. The sinks are also a lovely brown.
The new vanity is going to be custom-built by a friend. Jeff and I agree on this, with one change: brushed nickle hardware.
1. The floor has some water damage and has to go. Vinyl will become tile.
2. Some of the wall around the tub/shower has water damage so the whole thing has to be replaced.
3. New vanity.
4. New tile--possibly new tub.
5. New lighting.
6. New hardware--faucets, shower head, etc.
7. The walls will be gray.
8. The toilet may move to the right a couple feet, depending on what the floor joists look like after the floor is torn up. If they allow, the toilet will move from right in front of the tub. The vanity will be shortened from almost 90 inches to about 60 in that case so the toilet can be on the same wall.
9. If the toilet can be moved, a garden tub (are they still called that? haha) might fit in there, with a shower next to it if we remove the built in cabinet.
10. Basically everything. :)
Demolition pics tomorrow or the next day. We aren't going to be surprised by anything, because experience with previous renovation has taught us that this house was built a little crazy. So stay tuned....it could definitely (and probably will) get interesting.