Adding a shower to a bathroom during remodel is tricky when you need to count every inch. This bathroom was a 1980’s leftover and desperately needed a 2016 remodel. The space needed a shower added, with only 8′ x 5′ of room to work with.
We knew the space was small and had a large window, but the only place for a shower was on the outside wall, which meant changing the window. The vanity was allowed 30″ of wall space and the toilet 30″ of wall space and rest of the 66″ was left to create the shower. The original space did not include the shower so adding was the biggest benefit to remodeling this bathroom. We hired our contractor John Bass. He created our custom cubbies and replaced the original window with the new sliding window.
My son and my husband handled the demolition of the old bathroom. The old bathroom needed a complete demo to the studs.
A bathroom size of 8′ x 5′ will allow only for a very small shower, vanity and a skinny size toilet. The dual flush toilet was a Kohler Persuade from Lowe’s.
My desire was to have shades of gray bathroom to blend with my new gray bedroom decor that is adjacent to this bathroom. Choosing marble tile was the best match to the vanity, so I chose a subway tile in marble. I purchased all the tiles at Lowe’s so it was easy to return what I did not use.
After lot’s of shopping and lot’s of returning 3 vanities to find just the right one, we settled on this beautiful marble one. My son the electrician Andrew, completed all the wiring and installing of lighting and fans.
The bathroom was completed in 6 weeks.
Same view as photo before remodel
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; Prov 24:3