Bathrooms & Secrets

Out of 4 bathrooms in this house, only one is usable; two are gross, and one isn’t really a bathroom. The toilet and shower are built up on a step and there is no sink. I’m not kidding. We’ll probably never, ever, ever visit that bathroom nor will you see a picture. (Most likely it will be turned back into the closet that it once was).

When we moved in, the main bath was literally the most updated room in the entire house. It’s sad really, because I’d say the updates were done probably 10-15 years ago, and I personally wouldn’t call it updated. My friend Meredith calls it “oaky” and oaky it is (down to the oak toilet seat). Definitely not my taste!



And after……………….



We didn’t really do anything except paint in here. Sometime (when all the other major projects are done) we plan to rip out all the oak, tile the floor, and add a modern bowl sink with equally cool faucet. Until then, paint helped to update it a tad (oh, and we immediately ditched the oak toilet seat). Getting a new toilet seat is always one of the first things we do when we move into a house. 🙂

And, last but not least, the ABSOLUTE BEST part of our entire house and this bathroom…………………..

THE “SECRET PASSAGE”!!!!!!!! (That’s what the boys call it anyway). What looks like a linen closet in the bathroom actually leads out into the main hall of the house. From what I can tell, it used to be a coat closet in the hallway that was then opened up from the bathroom side for storage. All kids that come over love it. The only down side is that because the kids love it so much, every once in while you may have an unexpected visitor while you’re going to the bathroom!




~ by recoveringgavin on February 2, 2009.

One Response to “Bathrooms & Secrets”

  1. Ha Ha! Our house had oak toilet seats in BOTH bathrooms when we moved in! It was like an oak overload – oak floors, oak toilet seats, oak towel bars, oak cabinets, and even oak covers on the outlets and light switches. Then add to that all the oak furniture that we brought with us (which used to be my style, but I don’t like anymore) and it was all a bit much! We replaced the toilet seats and switch plates right away and are slowly phasing out the oak furniture.

    Good work on your bathroom so far! It looks great! Can’t wait to see it if you ever get around to doing it the way you REALLY want to!

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