I have not written much about our guest bathroom.
There isn’t much right with the room besides its a rather nice size.
Here’s a list of it’s current attributes:
- Shiny pepto pink walls and ceiling
- Maroon and tan tile on shower and bath
- Linoleum floor
- Separate bath and shower
- Pedestal sink
- Original fixtures
- Small clearance between shower and sink
- 4 towel racks
- Only 1 electrical plug on wall opposite sink
- Original shelf over toilet
It was christened the prison bath by a close friend who took the pink walls to look like.. well.. a prison. The name just stuck. It was a perfect description of this special place.
At first, Nate and I thought it should be the last room we redo in the house as a memory of how far we have come. But as time goes by and we have actually spent more time with it, I think we both have reconsidered.
Short Term Goals
We know we don’t have a clear plan yet on how to utilize the space. We have a lot to consider. Do we want to get rid of the shower? Move the toilet?
For the time being the plan is to do a quick update.
Paint, Paint, Paint
I want to paint the walls and ceiling white. That alone should make a huge difference.
Remove the clutter
Do we really need safety bars over the bath? Four towel racks, really? I think removing the clutter will make a huge improvement.
The sink faucet does not work well. The knobs have to be turned almost 360 degrees to get water flowing. The shower leaks. I am almost positive its just worn out. I could replace parts versus buying a new fixture. I need to spend some time weighing my options.
So, that’s the game plan right now is to freshen up the space and improve what’s already there. No demo or major purchases.
I can’t wait to attacking it with white paint. It’s going to be incredible.