Bathroom Reno: The Plan
Our bathroom is nonsense. Nonsense. There has actually never been a truer meaning to that word by the way.
Obviously it is ugly, but I think it knows that. No one put in this shower surround and thought "oh yeah, this is classy and never goin' outta style." So the bathroom right now has a "the water is running, what do you care?!" kinda attitude, which I understand. And I could probably be less anxious about remodeling it asap if it was a purely aesthetic challenge. But it soooo isn't. Which brings us back to the aforementioned nonsense.
The vanity is truly unusable as storage because the wall of the shower surround jutts out behind you and you can not bend over fully in that space to reach any of the drawers or cupboard. So the vanity has been 100% empty since we moved in (the cats like that though, secrets behind doors are their favorite... also stashing q-tips in the couch).
On top of the crackled sink surface growing terrifying mold, one has to develop a little dance to navigate the bath room. I am a master at this dance because I have the most over active bladder ever, so I will teach you the steps:
- Step skip through door.
- Half turn to get out of the way of the door.
- Side shuffle, side shuffle to bypass tub/vanity canyon of narrowness
- 3/4 turn keeping elbows tucked.
- Slide squat to toilet because you can't really stand in front of it.
Don't even get me started on the passionate, no, sensual, duet between you and the door when you need anything in the only usable storage behind it... As you can see, there are layout issues. Layout nonsense.
It isn't radical, or even very creative. I would call our current bathroom "creative". Our plan is a back to basics boot camp. We will rotate the tub. Rotate the toilet and slide it down the wall with the sink. This plan keeps the plumbing as streamlined as possible. We also need to slide the door to one side so that we can have a full depth vanity and keep our sanity.
So there you have it. The most obvious bathroom remodel plan ever. But when it is actually in real life it will seem fantastical.
In case you missed it, here is an "as is" tour of our bathroom with photos, and here is the inspiration and materials board for the design!