Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Bathroom. I'm coming for you.

When we moved into this house fiveish years ago, we knew we'd be updating things and fixing things but it wasn't at the level as our last house.

That remains true.

What also remains true is that this house is kind of ugly in the spaces we haven't updated a little. This bathroom, for instance. It's what we call the downstairs bathroom, but it's on the main floor, right around the corner from our kitchen. It's the one that guests use but also the one the kids use to shower and get ready.
I hate the cabinets, I hate the sink/counter, I hate the mirror, I hate the shower, I hate all of the wood. I appreciate wood but I really hate the look of wood. My house is full of it and I hate it so much. The sink drives me crazy because it isn't centered. The drawers aren't wide enough to really use for much. 
The cabinet above the toilet is handy. I'll give it that. The shower though? Awful. The shower head sprays everywhere and I know I just need to buy a new one. There's no shelving in there to put anything. It's very narrow and dark in there. The floor feels..... not good. I so strongly dislike shower doors, and we took the ones that were in the upstairs bathroom off but this is still there. Ideally, we need a whole new shower insert. 
The only thing that might have to stay is this tall cupboard. It is VERY narrow so you can't store much in it but I keep towels (rolled up otherwise they won't fit) and a few bottles of shampoo. But the back corner is slanted so I'm absolutely certain this is a custom made shelf. I really need an idea to still have shelving in here that you can't see (I don't like open shelves) but maybe not this shelf. I guess I could paint it and make it look alright but ugh... I don't know.

I am trying to convince Matt to take this project on over the summer. Do one thing at a time because it might be cheaper to do it that way. But I feel like if I can get him on board with this the upstairs bathroom might be next??? (CROSS YOUR FINGERS.)

But what kind of shelving/storage do you have? I need some ideas. I really only need to store 4-6 towels, extra shampoo/soap/toothpaste. I'd like to put the kids' hair and makeup stuff under the sink.

Also, what are the best lights for a bathroom? This bathroom is DARK even with everything on, it's not ideal for any kind of makeup. It has a fan/vent thing so the light fixtures I've seen with that incorporated are kind of ugly, but I could also put in other lights, I guess. I need help, guys.


mypixieblog said...

I'm not sure I can be of much help here, BUT I will say that we have a vanity in the house we moved into that has little pull-out shelves (three on each side, so six total) plus two swing-open doors where we leave extra shampoo, TP, cleaners, and random bathroom things. Anyway, having that extra space and those little drawers in particular is a lifesaver--Bryan gets his and I get mine. With multiple kiddos sharing a space, maybe it would be helpful to find some kind of vanity that's not much bigger in size but that allows that storage for everyone? I'm so in the mood to remodel some things in our home, too. But we just moved and are broke so it'll have to wait. WAH!

Hope you're having a great week, my friend!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

So many things you don't like and if money was not a problem you would have done something about it already.

Lauren said...

I hope you can get started on this over the summer. One thing at a time sounds good. I wish I had advice for storage and lights and all that, but I'm pretty hopeless. LOL