Tuesday, December 10, 2019
The bathrooms in the condo were hideous, cheap fiberglass tubs / showers, cheap cabinets, aged fixtures. When we were planning Jay's bathroom, I kept saying, "what ever you want dear!" It is only money, we can't take it with us. The end result, is stunning. It is a small space, and being a condo, there is nothing we can do to make the space larger, but every surface is finished. He had all of the walls tiled to the ceiling, with that six inch high glass-mosaic tile band ($500 worth of tile, and hours and hours of labor to install that.) I love the backlit mirror so much, I have ordered one of my bathroom. The cabinets were custom made, adding the linen closet on left. These pictures don't show the $1,700 in custom glass shower doors. It is a small space and to make the most of it, the doors were made to fit. For what it cost, I dubbed it the Potty Palace.
I went with the dark cabinet and brushed nickel fixtures for my bathroom. I ended up with custom cabinets that will maximize every inch of the limited space available, (an extra $2,000 over going with a stock cabinet from Home Depot that would always be too narrow for the space.) I picked a tile for the shower that melts my heart everytime I see it - even if it is $23 a square foot. My shower doors are a stock product at about half the cost of custom, but still the best by one of the best manufacturers. In the end, I am spending about the same amount on Potty Palace 2 and we I did on number 1. Remodeling the two bathrooms are going to cost about what I paid for my first home, in 1982.