Our long-awaited bathroom remodeling project begins tomorrow. In preparation, my husband and I went through every cabinet, drawer and cupboard and mercilessly pitched anything that we hadn't used recently.
It was obvious that the last clean-out happened circa 2001 because all of the old OTC medication had expired around 2002. Our ridiculously deep cabinet had the most junk in it, just because of its sheer size, but there was a surprising amount of completely useless stuff in our small medicine cabinet. You'd think that I'd have addressed the problem sooner, considering that I have to jam things in there every day, but I guess I can pretty much overlook anything when I'm in a hurry.
The remodel will make our tiny 7' x 7' bathroom much more functional for two adults. We're having the bathtub removed in favor of a corner shower. The giant, built-in cabinet will make way for a long countertop with two sinks and a more modest linen cabinet. We're having a pocket door installed so that we'll no longer have to have the door bumping into us as we stand at the sink. (If we're lucky, the cats won't be able to burst in on us in the bathroom anymore either.)
I'm going with all white fixtures (shower, countertop, toilet), this tile on the floor and accenting the shower, and a cherry finish on the cabinetry. The walls will be painted the color of the lightest tile in the mosaic, with a faux finish treatment of one of the darker colors. My sister is the queen of faux finishes, so I'll enlist her help.
The bathroom used to have a window, but the previous homeowners installed the fiberglass tub surround right over it, nailed a piece of plywood onto the back of the house and painted it. Ugh. We'll be reinstating the window, probably with glass blocks. It'll be delightful to have a little natural light when I'm trying to get made up in the morning.
I have hated our bathroom since the day we bought our house, so I'm very excited to see this project finally started after almost twelve years. Now I just need to work on our bedroom, and the guest room, and...