Ordered the bathtub
The bathroom redo which began with a busted pipe, discovered mold and mildew, then the rotted floor under the toilet, and no floor under the tub, and no tub drain connection to the sewer, well, it is about to really get cooking.
The contractor and my DH decided on the roofline for the 4-foot bumpout to run about 18' along the north wall of our house, decided to put the hardy board exterior to look like our cement stucco, and also to put mostly high clerestory windows between the studs all down that approximately 18' wall. The only low window will be on the end of the bathroom, facing west, and I am now looking for a suitable stained glass type window to be mounted there. We will be able to sit in the tub and view the sunsets through stained glass.
The tub? Oh yes. It is the Ambassador 60" acrylic clawfoot single slipper soaking tub by Restoria. I placed my order for the tub and all its acoutrements from Vintage Tub and got a 10% discount, and no shipping charge, standard delivery. The British telephone faucet set has a handheld shower, not a tall shower requiring an enclosure. Our new tiny bath has a standup shower, plus I have an outdoor shower off the back deck.
I decided to (hopefully) have floor to ceiling real beadboard wood wall, with a beadboard ceiling too, in the tub bumpout. I don't think they will be able to remove ALL of the existing exterior wall, so I will manage to let it become a tub alcove and the old wall remnants should appear as an archway, flat topped of course. If I get a bevelled glass and/or stained glass window, I do think I could get some threaded crystal beads like for a beaded curtain to hang in the archway but pulled to the side.
The floor of the existing part of the bathroom was removed with my original demo, so it will be rebuilt from the subfloor up. My DH was thinking marble tiles, but aren't they slippery?
I'm wondering what color of porcelain tile to lay. Under the tub and in that tub bumpout really, could I use mosaic small tiles in the same color family as the larger tiles. The mosaic tiles give more traction to wet feet, since there is more grouting. Plus, the water supply lines will be going through the floor and not inside the walls, so mosaics would be easier to work with. I would like large tiles, unglazed, in the rest of the bathroom though.
All the fittings are polished chrome. I have two frosted glass cylindrical sconces by Minka Lavery, for the tub area, and one double-ended light fixture in same style for vertical mount on one side of the lavatory mirror. A train rack/towel bar, and a 5-armed swiveling towel bar (sold by Pottery Barn to hang magazines on in the bathroom).
And I have a grab bar to install somewhere as a help to keep from falling when getting up or down. I will make sure there is plenty of "blocking" behind the walls so we can mount such safety features just about anywhere.
I cannot believe we are really really biting off another piece of the redo! I cannot wait to take a real BATH again.
I hope this goes ahead with no hitches.