This tub was oversized in every sense of the word - it was really long, really wide and the worst part was that it was really tall. I tripped getting into it nearly every time - and I had to actually get in to clean the darn thing! Anyway, I'll stop ranting now and show you some "before" pictures then move on to the final results.
|This is the view looking into the bathroom from the hallway.|
|The tub left barely enough room to use the toilet.|
|It was so wide it covered part of the floor vent. |
Also notice the lovely faux-marble laminate flooring.
I also took some "during the transformation" pictures. We had to have the plumbing for the tub/shower moved over 4 inches so it would be centered with the new tub. That's what's happening in the picture below. I also took this opportunity while the walls were ripped out to have some extra storage added above the toilet.
|The tub and wall have been removed.|
|See all that empty space back there? It's above the stairs, so it's |
not practical for floor space, but works perfectly for shelving.
|I sealed all the tiles. It took a while...|
Now for the final product! My friend, Julie, helped me out again with the wall color. Thank goodness for her help otherwise who knows what our house would look like! I think you'll notice right away how much more spacious the bathroom feels, and we were able to add a shelf at the back of the bathtub which will be nice for putting bath toys once baby Rayel makes his/her appearance. This tub will also be much easier to bathe a child in because of the tub height. I can't even imagine what we would have done if we had kept the old tub! Anyway, on to the pictures...
|View as you walk in from the hallway. |
Notice the vent is no longer under the tub!
|The shelf/ledge at the back of the tub.|
|We can use the toilet without being crammed next to the tub :)|
Also notice the new floor - no more faux-marble laminate (in this bathroom anyway).
|Extra storage space (yay!) above the toilet.|
Overall, I am VERY pleased with the outcome. Hooray for a functional bathroom space!