Sometimes a bathroom just needs a refresh. That’s what’s happening in our boys’ bathroom. For reference this is what I’m working with:
I really loved this bathroom, but a couple of things aren’t working for us anymore. First and foremost our 11 year old son is 5’6″. He’s GIANT. If you look at the gorgeous wall mounted shower head, it is fully extended. If he grows a couple more inches his head will be touching that shower head. I designed this bathroom when they were both still little and I was not expecting height to be an issue so soon. So, I need to replace the shower head with something that is positioned way up high. However, this creates a snowball effect. Once I break the wall to switch out the plumbing, I’ll have to replace the tile. Sadly, there’s no 6″x8″ white daltile to be found. I have a few leftover pieces but not enough to do a whole wall. I debated for a long time whether to just do one wall with different tile, but ultimately I decided against it because it felt like it would end up looking like a patch job. Once I decided I needed to redo my the whole tub surround, I decided it was time to replace the vanity, and so on. I’m sad I have to let go of the pinstripe detail, but glad that I can incorporate the marmara marble-like floor tile into the new design.
Once I decided we needed a new vanity, it had to satisfy a few different criteria. First an foremost it has to be a petite vanity that can accommodate two sinks. Secondly, it has to have a ceramic top. The current top is carrera marble and with the way my boys use the bathroom, that marble looks stained and dirty even though the marble was sealed. The marble on the master bathroom vanity looks almost like new, so I know the problem lies with how my boys treat the bathroom.
I’m hoping this bathroom refresh will be quick and painless. Fingers crossed.