We're expecting the permit for the renovations to be approved very soon. As is pretty clear from the pictures, the bathrooms were in need of a complete remodel.
We bought the house from a house flipper/contractor who had big plans, but ran out of time or energy or money or something. He had already removed most of the fixtures and cabinets and some of the drywall from the home, when he decided he coudn't finish the job.
So, we are the proud new owners of a house with two gutted bathrooms and a gutted laundry room.
And now we have some decisions to make. The space planning has already been done. The master bath will keep the same layout, since it is functional, and would be expensive to change. Plus, we need to be careful not to allow this remodel to become more than a "fifty percent" remodel.
The family bath is being moved to the laundry room, and the formerly huge laundry room is shrinking considerably. The former family bath will become a study. Now begins the
I truly do love this part of design work. Most interior designers will tell you that only a small part of our jobs is spent picking out finishes. I love it, but it is soooo hard. There are just so many beautiful choices out there.
It's much easier to guide a client in their choices than to make the choices for your own life!
I do know one thing. Those flagstone floors are GONE. I wasn't sure if I would be living with them, or not, when I drew the concepts shown above. But they are gone. Gone, gone, gone. And I am gleeful. So many new options for finishes and colors have now opened up! Now, I am looking for inspiration.
I am loving this...
And what's not to love about this master bathroom from the Coastal Living Dream House? This house is actually not too far from our house. I love this bathroom. It's so relaxed, but still elegant. I don't like everything about this bathroom, and how it functions (that's for another post), but I do love the finishes.
Photographer Lisa Romerein, source
So, you can see that we have some choices to make.