right now i'm looking to do a mini-makeover. we aren't ready to gut the thing, so i'd just like to make it look nicer while working with what we've got. or less offensive, really. i'm just not ready to open the can of worms that is a bathroom renovation. especially after doing both bathrooms in the last house. which resulted in the *worst bathroom renovation ever.
some of the things we dealt with...
because we were way behind schedule, we went through a pretty bad hurricane with no bathroom floor. like, just the beams.
the tile in the shower had to be redone FOUR TIMES. the grout on the floor had to be done twice.
while i was away on vacation (dining with lyle lovett) sean called to let me know that the tub wasn't draining. yes, my husband takes baths. real men take baths? the pipe had actually disconnected completely under the house.
our main contractor went out of town for a long weekend and NEVER CAME BACK.
our plumber didn't drive in the rain. this wouldn't have been such a big deal but it rains everyday in the summer in louisiana.
it lasted way, way, WAY too long. fortunately, we weren't over budget too much. unfortunately, we still had to give the new owner an allowance to fix things that were not right.
even after all that, i thought the bathrooms turned out pretty nice (looking)!
man i miss that tub.
so you can see why i'm a little averse to sledge-hammering away and tearing things out. i'm thinking paint (can we can un-texture the walls without new drywall?), new storage, maaaaybe a new sink vanity and definitely new window treatments.
* we went through a local kitchen/bath design shop and the design and materials were exactly what i wanted. the work was not. i think it was a case of a business gone bad after years of honest work. even our realtor was surprised to hear who we hired and all the problems we had.