Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Our house, a 4-bedroom, 2-bath rancher, was built in 1986.  When we moved here in 1997; we started updating the house and finishes.  It's an ongoing process.  
The two bathrooms are typical of the 1980s --- rather small, but adequate.  We have never replaced the original fixtures, with the exception of the bathtub in the master bath.  When we moved in we replaced that bathtub with a walk-in shower.
Time for some new bathroom updates ---

It all started with the need for new water-saving and higher-profile toilets.  If we were going to pull the toilets out, we should replace the old linoleum flooring.  Right??? And, it would sure be nice to have integrated sinks and new counter tops plus a new paint job.  You know how it goes!
Master bath in progress ---
 Painting done, toilet out, removing old flooring

Beginning work on the guest bath with old linoleum, 
counter top, sink, and toilet
still in place.  New wall paint.

The house is fairly small, so I like all of the rooms with neutral backgrounds to help with the visual flow.  But, I don't want boring with all white or all beige.  I like to mix it up a little to give it some texture.

The new wall and trim paint is Sherwin-Williams Pure White.
Finished Master Bath 
The 6" porcelain floor tile is 'Capri Classic' from Lowes.
Finished Guest Bath 
On the recommendation of friends and our plumber, we installed Icera toilets.
New sink and counter top

When we redid our kitchen two years ago, we installed new counter tops and an integrated sink from a solid-surface line called H-Macs.  We have been so satisfied with the product that we did the same thing in both bathrooms.  The pattern, Tambori, combines all of the beiges and whites in the rooms.

Not a big difference in the look of the bathrooms --- this redo was all about function and ease of future cleaning.

I'm joining the following:
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday


Jan said...

Very pretty!

srpprcrftr said...

Looks like your bathrooms both got a very nice snazzying up, they look pretty nice to me. Great idea to replace what you did. Things always feel so much better when you can do things in your home you like and was your idea. It's amazing how much more you love your home after you fix things up. As you said is never ending process.
Enjoy your pretty bathrooms and whatever else you do in future, that sounds like owning a home. Happy week

Jann Olson said...

Yes Sally, one thing leads to another. lol! Sure does look nice! It will be good to have the new money saving toilets. Glad you'll be sharing with SYC.

Art and Sand said...

Your bathroom looks great - thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!