We are in the final count down to move into our house!
We are basically planning on living in a construction zone, but as long as we have one dedicated, clean space and a serviceable bathroom, we will be ok. However, our bathroom leaves a lot to be desired..
List of Bathroom "Challenges" :
1. Vinyl tiles directly on the sub-floor with no moisture barrier (yum!)
2. This is a cast iron tub so the actual space (if you're not lying down and luxuriating) is really small! (some people like this? to me this is charm without utility.)
3. The cast iron tub is sitting on floorboards that I swear are going to break at any moment (they're not)
4. A water pipe running right through up the wall (we actually have this in NYC as well)
5. A sad window ledge that is gingerly hanging on
6. Teeny, tiny pedestal sink with no sink board
7. Awkward toilet placement
8. Lack of storage for linens and cosmetics etc
9. Tons of fragile looking pipes
Oh.. and #10 A giant closet right when you walk in!
So, given that EXTENSIVE list of grievances and that this is our only bathroom (for the time being wink-wink-wink-wink) we have to make some quick changes to get it usable, and then we can deck it out.
Designing a New Layout
With the help of Sketchup and a bunch of YouTube videos on how to use Sketchup (which is really not easy!) we have created some mock ups of our bathroom!
Here is the current bathroom in 3D render, from all views without walls so you can see how it feels:
Now, here is the future version (maybe):
Nothing too crazy, but we are budgeting about $9k for this project. We have the breakdown as:
We are hoping to cut costs out of this, but we will see!