Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Renovation / Before

I admit that I am hesitant to post photos of our old bathroom on the internet. It was really gross. I know we aren’t the first to deal with a moldy bathroom. But we lived with this bathroom for 15 years. 10 of which we rented the house and were unable to tear it out. Plus 5 years of wishing and dreaming about the day we could knock down the walls.

The bad: the mold, lack of ventilation, the faux marble shower surround, the peeling paint, the dirty linoleum floor, the storage shelves that were so deep you couldn’t reach the back…more mold, the mirror that was so off center another one was glued to the wall at some point to balance it out. Oh, and did I mention the MOLD?

The good: storage. The floor to ceiling built-in was too deep to reach deep into the back, rendering it un-cleanable and hopelessly moldy, but it was nice to have a place to store things. The large vanity. More storage. That’s about it. There wasn’t really anything nice about the old bathroom!

So, here goes nothing!

BEFORE

before bathroom vanity 3 rockandnest

The old, two level vanity had seen better days. There must have been a pedestal sink under the built-in medicine cabinet (on the left) at some point.

The old, two level vanity had seen better days. There must have been a pedestal sink under the built-in medicine cabinet (on the left) at some point.

before bathroom vent rockandnest

Rusty hinges and dirty heating vent.

The floor to ceiling storage cabinet was nice, but much too deep to conveniently store things, and way too deep to reach back to the back to clean.

before bathroom lighting rockandnest

Bad lighting? Check!

before bathtub and shower rockandnest

The old bathtub and shower in all it’s faux marble glory!

The terrible fixtures. A rubber-band prevented the shampoo caddy from sliding down the shower head.

And let’s not forget about the terrible moldy, rotting window. What a view it was!

before bathroom wall graffiti rockandnest

I spent weeks measuring and planning. When I knew we were getting close to gutting the bathroom, I just started marking measurements on the wall. When Graig noticed I started marking the wall up he decided to add some artwork himself!

It’s definitely time to tear the old bathroom down.

xo

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