This was the home’s main bathroom before we remodeled in 2003. Joe added wood paneling and tile to help cover the stubborn orange wallpaper and uneven sheet rock. He began the project in 1998 and is currently working on it in 2021. This year’s project is to install new light fixtures and plywood around the sink.
The bathroom had an ocean theme when the children were little. They painted their favorite animals and hand-printed “grass”. In order to keep the precious hand-prints, we are going to nail plywood over the decorative walls. The plan is to paint the plywood a cream color since the area does not have natural lighting. This should add brightness to the room.
Guests are initially bumfuzzled when trying to open the closed door.
The doors have a very unique structure. The original owners pieced the doors together creating the “Z” design.
The door’s latch catches everyone by surprise when they first observe the different handle. It is similar to the older styles. I wanted you to have a precise look at the inside latch to notice that one must lift the anchor up and out in order for the latch to raise above its holder (shown in the previous sink picture). We do not have any reason to replace the door or its handle.
The bathroom’s hardware was updated this past year. The bronze accents the rustic style.
The bathroom will remain with the winter theme until we decorate for spring. An additional note, the decorations for this room are always the same: shower curtain, hand towels, toilet cover, and a light-up snowman. The simple decorations create an overall pleasant space.
Needless to say, this room is always the warmest or coolest depending on the season. It is the center of the home—enclosed on all four walls.