bathroom renovation

After living in our home for three years and a baby soon on his way, we finally got serious about renovating our bathroom so that we could actually take a shower in it. When we purchased our 1930s plantation style home it was in the process of being renovated and then flipped. The previous owners had run out of money before they could fix up the bathroom, so we inherited the antique claw foot bathtub, which was in great condition and had a lot of character, but was never hooked up to a water supply. The flooring was an icky, pale blue linoleum reminiscent of a 1970s institution, and the sink was a cheapo all in one. Lastly, the window needed to be changed out - anyone standing in the yard would have a clear view of someone showering from the waist up, and having blinds in a shower just wasn't going to cut it.
Local contractor, Smith Builders LLC, worked wonders and transformed our old, dilapidated bathroom into what is now my favorite room in the house (it actually saddens me that I can't spend more time in it). There were many challenges in renovating our single wall construction home, a few of which included adding support so that the shower walls could be tiled and a wainscot added along one wall, taking out the existing pulley window and installing a more discrete bathroom type window, the depth of the vanity couldn't be more than 18", and ensuring that the look of plantation style walls remained so that our modern bathroom didn't seem so out of place in our old school home. Smith Builders accomplished all of this plus some work on our laundry room, on time and in budget!

Happily ever after...

Custom walk-in shower
Shower with seat/shelf

Custom walnut vanity

  • Shower walls & wainscot: Glass 3 x 6 subway tile from Ann Sacks - Lucian in Azure
  • Shower floor: Pebbles 12 x 12 floor interlock from Ann Sacks - Bali in Maluku Tan
  • Bathroom floor: Porcelain 12 x 12 tile from Ann Sacks - Vault in Crema
  • Plumbing fixtures: American Standard from Hawaii Pacific Plumbing
  • Vanity: custom walnut, cabinet maker contracted by Smith Builders
  • Sink: Duravit Vero

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