Six of us share this main bath and the 1/2 bath upstairs. Mom, Dad and four little girls (ages 3-7). Dead/unused space, stained shower surround, peeling/rotten subfloor around tub and
only one sink (many fights there) generated several phases of 'remodel' that changed our bath. Now we have two sinks, a built in medicine cabinet, tile shower, new flooring and lots of storage. Yay!
( the swinging door was replaced by a pocket door, the 'dead space' behind the door now serves dual purpose - a floor to ceiling storage half and the second half is medicine cabinet (between the studs) and then opens to the hallway behind the bathroom - convenient storage for our central vacuum accessories.) The vanity is the same but we replaced the top two drawers with rev-a-shelf inserts. The second drawer had to be cut slightly but is still serviceable (sp).
Commented on Feb 05, 2013
The flooring and tile were hired out, and I did have a guy make the cabinet door for the
medicine cabinet. I did the countertop, pocket door, and plumbing and roughed in the closets.
We hired professionals to install a used pool we bought from my sister, then designed and built our deck!
Commented on Jul 08, 2012
yes, and yes. For the moment, we are using it to rinse feet. I desgined the two-level deck
because my three year old twins aren't ready for the big pool yet. They will use the splash pool ON THE LOWER DECK (still supervised) once the upper deck is complete with railings and gate. That way they can be out with us even if they don't want to be in the big pool with everyone else. The photo shows my 5 and 7 year olds, who are ready for and love the big pool. You concern is well-placed. the only reason the splash pool is still on the upper deck is because that was the section we finished first, then filled the little pool, and just haven't emptied/refilled it since the lower deck was completed 2 days ago!