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Another bathroom pet peeve of mine is when the space is enormous and the shower is small and confining.
While complete bathroom remodels are never cheap, this one was more affordable than average. For example, one quote from a local bath remodeling contractor was in the neighborhood of $30,000. This price tag did not including mirrors, light fixtures or paint. The final cost of this transformation with minimal DIY, as in maybe 10%, cost about 1/3 and has much fancier finishes then they were offering.
Knowing where to get what you want–whether it be a designer look for less, or the exact thing you have to have for less money is absolutely key. The pottery barn wannabe light fixture is actually a steal from Overstock.com. The look of real wood in the bathroom was achieved with an affordable porcelain tile. The “wood” floor looks so authentic that guests taking a tour usually bend down to touch it!
My favorite resource for everything by Uttermost is L & A Wholesale Furniture. I purchased both the Uttermost Cadence mirrors and the enormous candelabra from them at a fraction of the cost from any online price I saw. My current Uttermost wish list seriously rivals the amount of stuff my brother used to earmark in the Sears Christmas catalog! After reading this blog you should definitely check out Uttermost to better comprehend my obsession.
The shower space was expanded and some safety and what I call “health features” were added. While the shower is not able to accommodate a wheelchair, it was designed with injury recovery in mind. As a veteran 12 different surgeries, many of them orthopedic, I know a thing or two what’ll make life easier or harder with regards to showering. Grab bars and an adjustable height shower head that can also be hand held were added, while a bench was omitted. Built in shower benchs are tough to configure at the perfect height and truthfully, if you’re really hurting, an ugly adjustable waterproof medical type shower seat is better during acute recovery.
The little round shelf is helpful for leg shaving. The built in shampoo niches repeats the glass tile motif. It’s placement inside the little wall helps to keep this Master Bath look clean and organized by keeping the shower product craziness out of eyesight.
If you’re thinking about doing a remodel and don’t know where to start, I’m available to point you in the right direction. I can assist in your quest to find designer looks for less or even help you accessorize your newly remodeled space. If you’re not in the market for a full bathroom gut there’s a lot I can do with paint, stain and embossed stencils to transform your space as well.