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« on: January 06, 2012 03:45:33 PM »

So, Hubby and I bout this house a little over a year ago. It's small, but it's just the two of us.

We have this tiny little ugly bathroom, that's very impractical and has no storage (really, none, all my stuff is in cardboard boxes in the bathtub).

As it's just the two of us, we have no intention to have children, and neither of us is really into taking baths, we want to get rid of the bathtub, and put a proper vanity unit there instead, and we want to get rid of this weird little sink altogether (excuse mess):



however, that's going to leave a great gaping hole in the tiles.

i've accepted that the floor will need to be retiled after we take the bath out, but this is not a top qualiy home, and i don't want to spend $15,000 on a full bathroom renovation (even if i had that much money lying around) i just want to give it a freshen up and make it more useful.

So, we don't want to retile the whole bathroom, but we will need to cover up that gap. the chances of finding the same tiles, given that the house is 40 years old, is very slim, so i need some ideas for alternatives.

The only thing i've thought of so far is to insert a mosaic of some kind, but it might look a bit like i've stuck a bit of paper over it that says "no hole here!"

P.S. i'm thinking of keeping the floor brown, 70's as it is, but painting the top half of the wall a darker green and going for a rainforest theme.
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012 04:39:37 PM »

if you are removing the tub, why not turn the whole area where the tub is now into a shower for two? it won't matter if the tile is different. you can try for something that will have all three colors in it. You can make or buy an over the toilet unit for storage. you can roll your towels rather than fold and store them there. buy a big medicine cabinet, and with a vanity under the sink and those items you should have enough storage for two. When there is not a lot of space, think of using the unused space above for shelves.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012 05:13:47 PM »

I really want the bigger vanity - where the bath is - because i like to have a surface to put things down on when i'm doing my hair or makeup, and i like a big mirror (and have one in storage that i got when my mum renovated her bathroom). i also like the mirror to be over the basin, which i can't do with the current one because the window's there.

The toilet has a room of it's own (more like a cubical), and is also under a window, so over toilet storage is not really an option. my towels get stored in the hallway linen cupboard, so storage is for lotions and potions, hair do-dads, nail polishes, and also my curling tongs, straightner, hair-dryer and hubby's hair clipper thinger, which unfortunately won't fit in a medicine cabinet.....

wow.... i sound like i might actually be a girl when i list things in my bathroom....

but yeah, the layout has had alot of thought, and that's the best way to do it for us, so the ugly little sink has to go. just need to patch up the hole it's going to leave in the wall...
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012 06:29:05 AM »

Could you patch the hole then put a piece of furniture to cover it?  If you want to do a mosaic, you could do it from the bottom of the window to the floor as a focal point for the wall. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012 05:48:47 AM »

You can remove the window and put a mirror. I think it will be expensive if you remove the tub.
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