My obsessive-compulsive watching of design shows on tv has me thinking about our two bathrooms. The majority of my work in the house will be cosmetic. But now, the bathrooms seem to be important for the future, when we decided to sell (don't freak. We have no plans for that right now). We have a 3/4 bath off our bedroom that is an easy fix. I just need a new vanity (preferably dark wood, like walnut) with a white sink. I think we could reuse the same faucet as it is fairly new. I need to pull down a border and paint the ceiling and walls. There is tile, but it's blue and white and completely workable as far as color scheme. I'd pull out the old, ill-fitting medicine cabinet and hang a mirror instead.
The main bathroom is the big eyesore. Lots of yellow tile. Lots. And a yellow bathtub. Eww. So I would need to replace the bathtub and I would also redo the vanity (same as above) and get a new toilet. All the tile would need to come down. Did I mention the not-quite-matching yellow tile floor? It's gotta go too. I'd put in a new tile floor, something with a bit of yellow/gold hues. All fixtures would be white. The walls would be a light gray/blue. And here's the genius part: there is a closet with a door tucked into one corner. I would completely open that up and add a floor-to-ceiling walnut cabinet there. It would be stunning and I think the bathroom would feel a little bigger.
But alas, watching home shows is dangerous because all those changes don't sound cheap, do they? Unless a pot of money falls from the sky, we will probably wait until we are close to selling and do a home equity loan and get it done. It will surely add equity to the house and be worth it. In the meantime, I'm going to dream about it for a while...
Let me know if you've redone a bathroom and what it was like.