I can't say that I'm the least bit sad to see our old shower go. It was incredibly small and cramped and in the end I always had a fear of falling through the cheaply made fiberglass floor. The size and quality was better suited to a 1990's camper than a house.
Once the tile and plumbing is complete, we will be hiring a glass contractor to add clear glass doors to make the room feel larger and give it a more modern look. The shape and glass will be similar to this image if everything goes as planned:
We are currently stalled out in attempts to find a plumber that isn't booked out for the next four months. Sharing the upstairs bathroom with two little boys is not ideal, so we are crossing our fingers that someone will return our call soon. Eventually, we would like to also replace our storage lacking pedestal sink with a vanity. I dream of re-purposing an small antique dresser with a bowl type sink into a vanity, but that will be phase two of the project and will happen sometime in the future. In the meantime, I've put together a design board so that we can have a visual of how everything will feel in the room.My husband wanted a modern feel for the room, and I, of course, am envisioning something distressed or antiqued. So in the name of compromise, we've come up with a style that seems to suit us both.
I've fallen in love with these oil rubbed bronze fixtures, capiz shell light from Potty Barn and towels for anthropologie. Not sure if everything will fit into our budget, but I'm sure suitable substitutes can be found if not.
I know most popular designers are going for a light and airy feel for kitchens and bathrooms, but I can't help but be perpetually drawn towards black and darker colors. I've agreed to go with a lighter wall color since the room is a bit constricted, but I still have to have my black in the room somewhere.