The evolution of our main bathroom. 18+ months in the making.
It started out looking like this below: (before we bought the house - Sept 2009). Not really to our tastes!
We had a separate toilet and bathroom. My husband, ever the "cant-help-myself" home renovator (and yes its just handy that he's a licensed carpenter by trade as well) decided back in March 2010 that the bathroom needed "fixing". Main reason was that we had a 3 month old baby at the time, and only a spa bath in our ensuite to bath her in. So the aim was to renovate the main bathroom to give us a more child-friendly bathroom.
Pretty horrible... pink blinds... nice!
So then he had to extend the wall out and move the laundry door too so that it didn't open into the new bathroom space (laundry is also in the process of being done)
Next thing to tackle was the surround for the bath. Hubby bought some Tallowwood flooring "seconds" a while ago, with a view to using it in the bathroom and laundry. This timber is beautiful. We actually had a cabinet-maker mate come around to design our bathroom for us months ago, however he told us that hubby's design for the bath surround could not be done!! Yes it was painstaking and fiddly, but its a custom built work of art as far as I'm concerned :) Perhaps I'm biased :)
He also used the Tallowwood for the vanity drawers. Some Caesar Stone for the benchtop and some lovely chrome taps make a difference too.
And the last things on the bathroom "to-do" list - sand and paint the ceiling, square-set cornice, and some down-lights!
So nice to have a shiny new bathroom!