Yesterday I shared my big bathroom reveal, and it makes me so happy to finally have a beautiful guest bath to share with all who enter my home. Before we gutted the space, it was a wreck. Like really, really, really bad. It was cramped and dark and just icky. I didn't want to disgrace the beautiful bathroom tour with the ugly before pictures, but I did want to share the before and after.
This makes me really, really sad to share. A) The space was horrible. B) The photo is horrible. C) Well, A & B were plenty enough reasons to make me sad.
As you can see, the layout is completely different - but I swear it's still the same space. We took out the bathtub, moved the sink and toilet, yet kept all the plumbing in line similar to where the lines were originally so that we didn't have to work around joists, etc. I know that's all technical junk that you probably don't want to know. There is not one single thing from that photo that is still in the space today.
But I do want you to remember this...
No matter where you live - what your limitations are - how much money you have - There is NO reason why you can't have a home you love. It may take a lot of time and a lot of work - but you can do it.
I've been embarrassed about this tiny bathroom for way too long. Like 4 years too long. Now I'm dragging folks in there to bask in the glory. It did take time, lots and lots of time. But we didn't rush, we weren't on a deadline, because life shouldn't be lived according to squeaking in one more room before X date. I wanted this room to be finished last summer - but didn't die over it. And it still got finished. Honestly, it's much better now than it would have been if I would have rushed through it last year.