Master bathroom shower Renovation! I am so thrilled to show you my new shower! We have spent the past two years hating the shower. It was a typical shower box but with dull square tiles and unsealed grout. I wasn’t aware of how nasty unsealed grout can get, but trust me; it’s offensive! In fact, sometimes I felt dirtier leaving the shower than when I entered it.
Master Bathroom Shower Renovation: Goodbye Ugly
For starters, we couldn’t stand the small door we had to get into the shower. And the door itself was appalling down at the bottom. It didn’t matter how much bleach scrubbing; it never looked clean. Something had to change, but we weren’t quite sure what.
At first, when we were figuring out the vanity design, we were thinking about just replacing the box shower for another box shower. Boring? Yes! But the new one would be clean. We also needed to do something about the tile and grout. Once we priced these items out and realized the frameless shower was going to be around $2,000, not including tile work, we decided to put it on hold and just focus on the vanity.
The vanity came out beautiful, which I shared in an earlier post. It made my morning routine something I looked forward to doing. It allowed me to walk into my bathroom with a smile on my face rather than feeling heart palpitations like I experienced with the old vanity. But there was one problem. In the reflection of my hand-picked, tranquil mirror, I could see the shower, and the palpitations were back. Spending that amount of money though was still not an option. I needed to get creative and cheap.
I knew the shower needed to reflect the vanity and my master bedroom. It needed to be vintage. I thought about vintage bathrooms, and they certainly did not include a shower box. A vintage shower had a shower curtain and a rod. Once I had this epiphany, it all came together.
We have a friend, with Moretz Machines, who is a skilled craftsman and has the Midas touch with all of his projects. You give him a challenge, and he will complete it, beyond your expectations. We shared our vision for our shower bar, and within no time, he had fabricated this outstanding bar! We used a nautical vinyl rope to attach the shower curtain, and in a few easy steps, we had a vintage shower.
The tile was still an eyesore, but with a surprising turn of events of us moving, we didn’t have time for a complete new tile surround. My solution to this was to re-grout using charcoal colored grout. Although skeptical, Colby went along with it, removed all the white grout and replaced it with charcoal grout. It turned out spectacular. It completed the vintage look.
Over the years, I’ve realized that the necessity to watch our money has allowed us to be more creative than we otherwise would have been. As a result, we’ve been able to create some beautiful spaces. I finally have a luxurious bathroom, too bad it’s just in time for us to move.
If you would like some work done by Moretz Machines, please contact Balance and Harmony 360² Inc. for more information.
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