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Home Tour: Bathroom & Hall

Home Tour: Bathroom & Hall

Well, we moved in this past weekend. It was exhausting. And yes, it is nice to not need to move cross-country, but moving twenty minutes away means you have to load and unload the big truck on the same day! Ouch! Our arms were soooo sore. Oh yeah, and we did a speedy dash to finish painting the bedroom and office before loading into the house. Arms arms arms... But the foundation of our bedroom and office are looking fab. Well at least so so much better. Plus, Bingley turned two, and his present was this house! So much to explore.... Like the bathroom.... :(

Bathroom

Eww its gross. But more than gross its frustrating! Who thought this layout was a good idea! Whooooo?! Here's the deal; the bathroom is 5x8' which is totally acceptable. I suppose it is small given mcmansion standards these days (also $50,000 bath renosreally?), but it's the size of bath I grew up with and really shouldn't be much bigger in proportion to the house. But some INSANE person decide to install the bath tub length wise, and stick the vanity right in front of it, funneling you into to the tightest squeeze to get to the toilet in the back corner and leaving a huge amount of dead space behind the swing of the door. And its not even an open or glass enclosed tub. In fact there is a full 5 inch thick dummy wall enclosing it and disastrously chopping into the space. Why? Just why?

*Sigh*. Luckily this means that a remodel, which is also aesthetically necessary, is going to be a huge obvious improvement. Like when half the points for test questions was just writing it in the right format, a no brainer!

With that intro are you dreading the photos or eagerly awaiting?

Tada! The most frustrating bathroom!

ooo, look at that gorgey faux vomit tub surround
ooo, look at that gorgey faux vomit tub surround
This bookcase is hidden behind the door swing.
This bookcase is hidden behind the door swing.

I honestly can't bear to write my usual list of things we like and don't like so much... its just kinda depressing. Poor bathroom. I feel bad for it. Its not its fault really...

But in case you missed them, some totally rad features are the light fixtures, custom squeezed vanity, linoleum, bulky medicine cabinet, wall color (is it blue? I can't tell). But seriously now, the best part is the potential, and it has it for sure!...because it is a rectangular room with plumbing. *bigger sigh*

 Hall

So this gets complex. The hallway has 5 doors entering it and a built in cabinet with 6 more. I am overwhelmed for the hall. The hall deserves a little pick-me-up. So the plan is to replace the doors with appropriately craftsmen style ones, get a great pendant fixture, remove the door from the living room, and rebuild the built-in (with uber cute knobs) so the cabinet proportions make sense and it fills the full wall... seriously the choices that were made here utterly confuse me...

To help illustrate the overworked nature of the hall I have a handy floor plan:

I have also included labels within the photos to help orientate you folks, and me really.

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So now you have seen the whole main floor! Hooray! Next post: a floor restoration reveal!

Adventures in Linoleum

Adventures in Linoleum

Things I like: August 2013

Things I like: August 2013