Reno Part 2: Bathrooms

We have 2 bathrooms, both are small, but proportional to our 1972 house, and both had “issues”. Loose tiles in the tub and shower, floor tile/linoleum that was hard to clean and an overall dingy appearance.

For our master we opted to gut it and start fresh. Au revoir to the pink square tiles, too-short-for-Hubby shower head and linoleum square tiles on the floor

to give you and idea of the pink and some of the sinking wall tiles in the shower…..issues.
new Durock and shower pan and actual tile for the floor. (fortunately, no major issues behind those sinking tiles), some built in shower shelves, and new paint. We shared the girls bath while ours was under construction and flipped to ours while theirs was transforming to a much cleaner look. We all survived!!
it’s really challenging to get a full look in a small space, but Voila….new vanity, mirror, light and shower—-the pic is to show the pebble floor—which I love, however a bonus is the puffs which made a cameo!
Girls bathroom: This is the best “before” I have. that tiny tile was SO hard to keep clean, even with the boys gone—-a struggle. We also had a couple of loose tiles to repair in the shower—with no huge underlying issues, blessedly!

In the girls bathroom, we opted for re-glazing of the tub and tile rather than a gut. We replaced the floor tile, repainted and installed a new vanity, mirror and light fixture, matching the floor tile and lighting to our bathroom. From dingy to crisp and clean.

off white to BRIGHT!
with re-glazing only a soft cloth and soap and water are used to clean the tub and tile. Our girls are older and so far this is faring well. If our boys were still home or the kids were younger, this likely wouldn’t have been the best choice. Time will tell, but we are pleased with the finished product.

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