• June 1, 2010

Bungalow Bathroom Remodel

Here We Go Now...

Bathrooms, Resources, Restoration Diary

1. Toto Promenade Toilet, 2. Schoolhouse Electric Hendrix Ceiling Fixture,
3. Schoolhouse Electric Sage Sconce, 4. St. Thomas Creations Richmond Pedestal Sink, 5. Delacora Double Handle Lavatory Faucet, 6. Randolph Morris Clawfoot Tub Package, 7. Plisse Extra Wide Fabric Shower Curtain,
8. Hotel Shower Curtain Rings, 9. Carrera Marble Floor Tiles, 10. Dal-Tile White Ceramic Subway Tile
Not pictured: Wall Mounted Shower Hoop in nickel

We have been talking about redoing our bathroom for years. When I say years, I mean 7. So when we decided to remodel the bathroom our conversation went something like this…

Me: I really want to redo our bathroom.

Husband: So, lets do it.

Me: Really?

Husband: Yes.

Me: Are you sure?

Husband: Yes.

This conversation took place over the phone during my husband’s lunch break. By the time he came home from work that evening I had ordered everything for the bathroom down to the switch plate covers and the shower curtain rings. The contractor was scheduled to start on Monday. I had set up interviews with electricians and plumbers for the following day. No turning back now!

Bathroom Before, it can only get better from here!

Comments { 20 }
  1. Eric

    Yay! You’re back! Yours was one of the first house blogs I ever started reading.

  2. Elissa

    Love what you’ve picked out! I’d love to do something similar in my bathroom, but a total renovation is a little out of the budget at the moment. For now I’m just going to rip out the awful 70s vinyl flooring, get a new shower curtain and maybe paint the formica woodgrain vanity.

  3. leah

    so does this mean you guys are back? ;) our poor house blog has been neglected for way too long, too. (guess that happens when you start a blog about your kids, instead)

  4. Corey

    I really appreciate your posts – thank you

  5. Erin from NC

    I’ve been following your house restoration for a long time and I am SO excited to see the bathroom being worked on! Who needs TV in the summer when I have the 1912 blog to follow!!

  6. Jennifer

    I wish my husband was so agreeable! I tried to get a puppy yesterday, but no dice. :) Glad to see you posting again, and I can’t wait to see your bathroom!

  7. Amy

    Yay! You’re back! Yours was one of the first house blogs I ever started reading.

  8. Aron

    Your bathroom is gorgeous. Congrats. I currently have the St. Thomas Richmond Sink in my bungalow bathroom. I would like to purchse a new toliet and need one with a shorter legnth so the I was leaning toward the Toto Promenade. Glad to see it looks so nice in your bathroom. I see though that it comes in 2 white shades (cotton & colonial white). Which white did you purchse. Does the shade match your Richmond sink well?
    Thank you. I greatly appreciate it!

    • Heather

      Thanks! We got the Toto in Cotton White and it matches the St. Thomas Richmond sink. We are very happy with the Toto and recently purchased one for our other bathroom.

  9. Aron

    Fabulous! Thank you for the quick response Heather.

  10. Rebecca

    how are you passing code for the tub spout you selected? we need to have a spout above the rim of the tub to pass code in texas.



  11. Addi

    Beautiful bathroom! Can you disclose where you got the circular shower curtain rod?


    • Heather

      The shower rod is from http://deabath.com

      • Addi Hou

        Thx a bunch Heather! Did you guys get the 32 or 38″. Is it weird showering in a small diameter?

        • Heather

          We ended up getting the 38″. It was a special close out sale and 32″ was sold out or I would have gone with that. But, I now actually prefer the 38″ because it is nice to have a few extra inches on each side of the tub. It feels roomier. We had to go with the round shower rod because the slope of our ceiling wouldn’t allow for a rectangle shaped rod.

          For us, it doesn’t feel weird showering in that small, enclosed space. But, we didn’t have a shower at all for years! Any shower seemed like a luxury. :)
          For someone used to a large enclosed glass shower with a built-in bench and multiple shower heads our shower would seem down right pitiful by comparison.

          • Brad Thomas

            Hi Heather,

            If you were looking for more space with an enclosure ring, you could possibly use a “D-ring”. This type of enclosure gains most of the structural sup=port from mounting to the side wall adjacent to the tub with a single ceiling support that can adjust in case you have an angled ceiling.

            Hope this helps

            Brad Thomas

            Classic Clawfoot Tubs

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