Our house came with two bathrooms; one full and one half. The upstairs bathroom has a bath tub, this bath tub has a half wall. This half wall leaves absolutely no room for a shower.
|See, no shower.|
The water also always came out rusty/iron colored and was in general, very gross. It also filled up the bathtub to a very pretty shade of blue. Why the bathtub water was blue; is beyond me! (Funny story, left two cats alone while at work. They plugged up the bathtub, played with the knobs, came home to a bathtub a half inch away from over flowing and a very steamy room.)
The second bathroom has a toilet; a vanity, a sink, and is about the size of a very small closet. My husband has always asked if he could sit on the vanity and pee into the toilet, I have yet to let him. What he does while I am not home; no clue, not my problem. The bathroom also has no ventilation; well it does, sort of. There IS a fan, but it is under a wash cloth that is taped to the wall and I've never had the nerve to untape it. For two reason; number 1 being I'm scared and assume that something will magically harm me and number 2; there is a wasp nest in there somewhere which actually confirms fear number 1. The only good thing about this small bathroom...you can wash your hands while doing your busy. Kill two birds with one stone. Granted, you'll have to wash them again, but hey, it's the easiness that counts.
|World's smallest bathroom.|
Our idea to turn a pantry into a bathroom wasn't so far fetched once we knew what had been there before. So the room was taken down to it's bare bones;
A window was taken out (not the one pictured; that one is staying), bath tub walls/supports/dohickies were being built, light switches were being put in, and insulation was going up as well.
At this point; both sides of the bath tub are framed out; the piping is in for the hot/cold/shower head, the bath tub is bought, the recessed lights are in, the fan is in.
And then, like all great things; it too came to an end. We sort of, kind of, ran out of money! So now we wait!
The next steps are to fit the bath tub, cut out for the piping, buy a toilet, pick out a vanity and cabinets, build a cabinet to get to all the plumbing, lay tile, and make it look like a real bathroom.
I have high hopes for this; I found a lovely stone tile and I want to do a color scheme of greens, browns, and whites.