Our new upstairs bathroom!
After selling a house that had belonged to my MIL, we decided to sink some of the profits back into our own home. We are in the midst of an extensive project that started the day after Labor Day and may not be completed until the end of this month (if we are lucky). The guest room bathroom was one of the parts of the project.
My "before" photos weren't too good at all, so I'll just post "after" with comments. This had been a bathroom that was new in 1979, so it was 33 years old and very sad looking -- paint peeling, cabinets banged up, toilet that rocked (literally), an awful sheet vinyl flooring, and a bathtub/shower combo that was a one-piece fiberglass unit (badly aged). When the contractor pulled the bathroom out, he commented that it was amazing that the tub had not cracked, because there was very little support underneath it.
When we replaced the tub/shower unit, we put in a slightly wider tub with a curved front (American Standard), a 3-piece surround with LOTS of shelves, and a glass door.
A slip of the contractor's tool while demo'ing the old bathroom resulted in a broken window. He is replacing that at his cost. He went around to see what we already had, to match it.
For the toilet, we decided on a Kohler Santa Rosa one-piece. It's been in use for 4 days now and we like it. It is SO quiet and flushes well.
For the vanity, we chose a 24"x25" curved front sink unit and a 12" drawer bank, in "burgundy with black glaze". This came from Master Bath (Home Depot), Elite, built out of plywood. The vanity top is granite, Golden Beaches. My husband went to the rock yard and picked out the slab for us -- he is the one with a better eye for decorating, and I couldn't be more pleased with his choice! The sink is just an undermount bathroom sink, Home Depot. In retrospect I could have gone with an 18" drawer bank, but I was afraid of crowding the toilet.
The mirror and medicine cabinet were also from Master Bath. To get the size medicine cabinet and mirror that I needed, I couldn't go with the "Elite", but could still match the vanity. The light bar also came from Home Depot. (We did much of our kitchen with HD stuff, 6 years ago, and were happy with it.)
In small things -- faucet was Kohler, shower heads (fixed and handheld) were American Standard and Glacier Bay (I think), two towel bars and toilet paper holder were all Allen-Roth (Lowe's). Tub spout and handle are also American Standard (I think). All were "brushed nickel". We couldn't get the shower doors with brushed nickel, but that may be good in retrospect.
The flooring is tile, in a neutral shade -- you can see it in the toilet photo. It's from Home Depot.
Bathroom #2 is underway -- it was demo'd yesterday, and they started to install the shower today. Unfortunately, we hit a major snag: when we bought the shower unit for that room, we did not think about the height of the shower walls. The back shower wall was going to cover the window halfway! Our contractor did some looking, and realized that he couldn't really move the window higher or make it a skinny "mail slot" window. So, we are just covering the window over. We have a ceiling fan in that bathroom anyway, so we will meet Code.