My goal is to create a calm, serene sanctuary at my family home so my Dad can pamper himself after a long day of work: yes the gentlemen need a little "me" time too! A lot of work needs to be done and here is our utilitarian bathroom:
This bathroom had a cosmetic facelift in the early 2000s where seafoam green and chocolate brown was the go-to palette for everything. We removed the wallpaper border, installed ceramic floor tiles, and updated vanity light. Dad also installed a high efficient toilet a couple of years ago. This practical bathroom doesn't look too bad but it is certainly not the sumptuous, modern retreat I am after. And if you look closely, you will notice the beige bathtub / sink and the shower tiles are in "vintage condition" from the 70s, the vanity is in rough shape with a split on one of the doors, and the bathtub is way too shallow for a relaxing, restful soak. I am also not too sure why there is a bulkhead above the bathtub, but this particular design feature significantly reduces the amount of natural light in the tub area. So bulkhead has got to go!
A fun trip to The Home Depot Canada, where they had all the core essentials (vanity, toilet, tub, power supplies) and a team of experts, had me checking off the key components to help me achieve the bathroom of my dreams.
- deep soaking bathtub by Mirolin
- energy efficient LED wall sconces with an Art Deco flair that are high in style and easy on the pocketbook
- quality creamy white quartz countertop from Silestone that are both practical and beautiful
- classic vanity that stands the test of time
- amazing collection of ceramic and marble tiles for a luxurious yet low maintenance bathroom
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot Canada. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words.