|Tub in the Guest Bathroom|
Just to give you a feel for how long a home improvement project can take, I first contacted the architect in January, 2011. It took all year to plan the addition of one bathroom, the remodel of two others and upgrades to various infrastructure items (a total of about 160 square feet added). The last three months of the year were spent getting bids and vetting contractors, and procuring necessary plan approvals, HOA approvals and permits. Construction started on January 3, 2012. And the project officially completed today May 15, 2012. Four and a half months. The contractor promised April 30. He came in very close but got a few extra weeks due to foundation issues and some small city approval delays.
Do you remember the before pictures? Mid-Century Modern at its worst. Our bathroom had all of the features (small, pastels) and none of the charm (pink, foil wallpaper).
|Guest Bath from entrance door, cabinet door can't open all the way|
because it hits the toilet. A feature perhaps?
|Guest Bath from the right wall. When we had this bathroom painted|
previously, the painter used latex paint on top of original oil based paint.
The paint was peeling all over the place. Our fault.
The guest bath got turned into a "spa" bath, keeping the aspects of mid-century we love like clean modern design, and discarding the unloved (tiny, beat up, cabinet doors that don't open all the way and yellow).
|View from doorway into Guest Bathroom|
|The new, distinctly modern cabinets with a view of the clear glass shower.|
|Another view of cabinet and tub.|
The master bath was ridiculously small. Next to the toilet, the bathroom cabinet drawers could not actually open all the way. Therefore hard to clean and therefore, disgusting.
Now the master bath has a HUGE shower and a HUGE counter.
|Fabulous master shower and cabinet. We have only one sink so we can|
have two banks of drawers. Storage is a premium in a mid-century modern.
|Amazing storage with triple wide medicine cabinet.|
And a BONUS! A third bathroom added to what was originally a 1,600 square foot mid-century modern home. It is a decent size but practical, and keeping with the modern aesthetic.
|Alex's new bathroom, lucky kid.|
|Cool shower in third bathroom.|
All three bathrooms have are an unusual triangular shape against the back wall due to the fact that house sits kitty corner on the lot, and we built all the way back to the 10' off the fence line allowed by the City of Newport Beach which created a triangular shaped addition.
|See the triangle off the back, that is what we added.|
|Me and Alex at Gonzalez Mother's Day Breakfast held at|
Jager Haus in Anaheim. Yum.
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