But, this shower is the worst! It is so dark (the pictures don't do it justice at all) and it is not ventilated... so any little drip instantly becomes mold. It is nearly impossible to keep clean.
I couldn't find a shower curtain rod small enough to fit the doorway, so when you're inside it attacks you! This shower is so dark and scary that only my husband braves it. I steer clear altogether.
As luck would have it, my hubby is in the glass business. We immediately thought of replacing that wall with a glass wall and shower door. It would double the size of the bathroom and bring light into the shower!
But, there is no easy way to do it. It's all or nothing.
Annnnd there were a few other things that swayed us into a full renovation....
Thankfully this picture doesn't show exactly how gross this shower floor is.
Fifty-six years of wear and tear have stained it. Even after cleaning each crevice with a toothbrush it never looks completely clean.
And, why did they need that accent, lighter tile at the bottom?
There are 4 different shades/patterns of green in this bathroom...
(and even hints of old walls that were green. It must have been quite the show-stopper in '56!)
A little drip a few weeks ago wreaked havoc on our shower ceiling.
Moldy spots everywhere. We could Kilz it, but the best thing to do is tear out all the drywall and begin fresh.
Speaking of deteriorating ceilings...
this side wasn't doing so well, either!
Next up, the built in soap dish thingies.
I'm sure they were chic and functional at some time,
but now they're just a pain and an eyesore!
When Frank moved into this house we hadn't been dating long.
His mom and I worked on the interior while he and his dad built the deck.
We added this cabinet (it was a BIG improvement to what was there before).
But, now it just irks me. I'm always afraid when I open it that something will fall into the toilet.
I know all these items need to be accessible, but they sure aren't cute!
Oh, and we kind of need to fix the gaping hole that we've been hiding behind a mirror.
We removed a NASTY, original medicine cabinet and threw it away
before realizing they don't make them that size anymore.
g.r.o.s.s.!!! I was revolted today when we took down the mirror.
Frank's comment, "Well, I put them there for a reason."
And truthfully, the tile in itself is a reason. There are places that have seen better days...
... and better decades.
Last, but not least. We toiled with the idea of putting beadboard right on top of the tile.
But, the tile is flush with the door casing.
SO a full renovation it is!