|I made framed piece, hubby made towel rack|
hand towel holder from Hobby Lobby
|tins from PickYourPlum.com|
|Tub replaced w/corner shower & toilet turned|
|made by me|
This had been our intention when we moved in 14 years ago but when I became disabled a year later our priorities and finances shifted. A large accessible bathroom was built for me and the main bath was turned over to our 3 boys. Everything in that room was original to the house-hideous linoleum, ugly metal tile walls, bath tub, huge linen closet, huge green tiled counter, etc. The door was too small for my wheelchair so I never entered and when guests came over I hung a "condemned" sign on the door-literally!
Back to the cost-we could NOT begin to afford to hire it out so we called for reinforcements-my husband's uncle in OK who had just retired as a plumber and my in-laws who were willing to help with the work and some of the cost so they could start staying with us when they visit instead of paying for a hotel because of the bathroom. We scheduled a work week during Spring Break so our 3 sons could also be available to work. It was messy, hard and took a lot longer and a lot more money than planned but in the end, we have new plumbing and a beautiful new bathroom that I can now get in and we show off to guests instead of hanging the condemned sign. In fact, it was the hit of the graduation party-lol! We "lost" a tub, big counter/cabinet unit and huge closet but we don't miss any of them. The floor space is doubled and the entry is now accessible. We love it!
|cart from IKEA instead of ginourmous closet|
|made by a friend|
|I can roll chair up to sink!|