Day 143: The Well Equipped Bathroom!

by MJ Gourd


Day 143 Of 365 Days of a Happy Home!

 This is one of our favorites...wall to wall mirror glass, double sinks, marble top, lever handle faucets and high gloss vanity!

This is one of our favorites...wall to wall mirror glass, double sinks, marble top, lever handle faucets and high gloss vanity!

These days a standard bathroom will have a toilet, sink and a shower/tub combo.  A "Well Equipped" bathroom takes those standard items to the next level, but without going over the top.  Perhaps the toilet is "comfort height" with an elongated bowl.  The vanity has double sinks with lever handle faucets (easy to turn on and off). The shower has at least one glass wall, a rain head and a hand held shower (easy to clean the shower with this) plus a hidden niche for shampoo storage.  A "Well Equipped" bathroom doesn't have to break the bank.  Here are some examples of bathrooms we have provided for our clients that we would consider "Well Equipped":

 This small bathroom had room for a shower but no tub.  The entrance to the shower is all glass.  This along with the darker tile on the lower half of the walls makes the space feel bigger.  We added a handheld shower for easier cleaning.  

This small bathroom had room for a shower but no tub.  The entrance to the shower is all glass.  This along with the darker tile on the lower half of the walls makes the space feel bigger.  We added a handheld shower for easier cleaning.  

 What about a bench in the shower?  We matched the bench top to the vanity tops...local marble!  We also tiled the ceiling of the shower using the small glass tile in the decorative band.  Its a colorful surprise once you're in the shower!

What about a bench in the shower?  We matched the bench top to the vanity tops...local marble!  We also tiled the ceiling of the shower using the small glass tile in the decorative band.  Its a colorful surprise once you're in the shower!

 Don't forget to hang a robe hook by the tub or shower.  You won't regret it!  Neither will your guests!

Don't forget to hang a robe hook by the tub or shower.  You won't regret it!  Neither will your guests!

 Low on wall space for towel bars?  How about adding robe hooks to the back of the door?   We had fun in this boys bathroom and used pipe fittings to create this sturdy towel holder.  

Low on wall space for towel bars?  How about adding robe hooks to the back of the door?   We had fun in this boys bathroom and used pipe fittings to create this sturdy towel holder.  

 In this renovated barn we added a window seat with cushion made out of indoor/outdoor fabric (from  Donghia ).  We also added a "train rack" for extra towel storage.  Notice that we added a back splash behind this stand alone tub.  It is attractive and will save the walls from water damage!

In this renovated barn we added a window seat with cushion made out of indoor/outdoor fabric (from Donghia).  We also added a "train rack" for extra towel storage.  Notice that we added a back splash behind this stand alone tub.  It is attractive and will save the walls from water damage!

 In this renovation we were able to reuse a cast iron claw foot tub.  It fit nicely in the dormer's eave.

In this renovation we were able to reuse a cast iron claw foot tub.  It fit nicely in the dormer's eave.

What can you do to make your bathroom "Well Equipped"?  Share photos, we love to see what you've done!