|"We're as shocked as you are!"|
We know everyone is anxious for some "before and after" pix, so let's get to it. The first big change is the door and doorway - they enlarged the entry (it had been very narrow) and did a barn-type of door to save space!
|"Rustic, but not overly so! And the frosted window lets lots of light in."|
"Why don't we go have a look around! No worries -- I know how to open the door already."
Let's go on in.
Over here, this whole side is the shower!
|"One huge shower - no door, no glass to clean!"|
That wall used to look like this:
And now ...
The window that replaced the glass block window is frosted, so like the door, it lets light in, but gives privacy.
One wall of the shower has all the water-makers:
|Shower heads, niche, grab bars, and a little corner bench|
And opposite of that is a nice, big bench:
|Big bench, another grab bar, and towel hooks|
That all was ripped out and redone since last I showed you. Please don't ask; Mom's head is given to exploding.
Across from the shower entrance is the vanity.
|"Mom's favorite part of this is the floor. I just thought I'd point that out now."|
The floor is a textured porcelain tile. Mom really likes it and the texturing is enough so that it's not slippery, even when you have wet feety-feet. Getting back to the vanity ...
Here's what it used to look like:
And here it is now:
The new vanity is higher, which means less bending. The whole idea of this, other than getting rid of the tub that was never used and making a big shower, was to "age-proof" the bathroom, so Mom and Dad can enjoy it for decades to come -- hence the higher vanity, grab bars in the shower, and a higher toilet!
You may notice, too, that the little "pony wall" between the vanity and the toilet area was removed. That's another "little" change that Mom really likes.
|"Hey, Cam! Did you know there used to be a pony in here?"|
Off-camera: "Oh, Maggie!"
Something like that, anyway.
Well, there you have it. We hope you enjoyed our "before and after" pix. We ALL enjoy having the house all to ourselves again!!! And Mom and Dad are enjoying the new bathroom!
Have a great weekend!