Sometimes, a small amount of damage can be the impetus for overhauling an entire space. When Rachel’s 1980’s shell fiberglass shower was cracked and leaking, she decided that it would be the perfect time to totally renovate the bathroom.
The damaged fiberglass shell.
Rachel wanted to create a peaceful and relaxed space. She started with a new green stone tile shower floor and built the rest from that inspiration.
The new pebble stone floor.
The new pebble stone floor really established the serene feel that Rachel wanted to create. She incorporated this pebble mosaic throughout the space.
The new shower.
For the shower walls, Rachel used Scene 12″ x 24″ Shore porcelain tile. It matches the stone floor in style and design.
Newly installed dual shower heads.
The new dual shower heads add to the ambiance of luxurious tranquility. Rachel says that the shower is especially important to get right so that no moisture gets through. She recommends hiring a contractor to install it unless you are very experienced.
What a gorgeous tub!
Rachel replaced the existing bathtub with a new American Standard jetted tub. She also replaced the carpet and tile flooring with a new natural cork floor. She used the same pebble mosaic that she used in the shower as a decorative border for the bathtub.
One of Rachel’s favorite additions to the space is the Amish made vanity and cabinet. The dark finish matches the floor well and contrasts beautifully with the greens used in the shower and on the walls. For anyone considering a similar project, Rachel recommends making sure that you get enough material to cover your project. She says it is easier to make returns than to run out and not be able to get any more.