Welcome to the first post of our remodel, redo, reinvent, re-purpose…re-everything. We’ll be sharing here every Tuesday so be sure to subscribe and receive email notifications of new posts. Get ready to follow along with me, Kerri, as I take you on the journey of remodeling my home. I’m kicking it off with the master bath shower and a window that’s straight out of the 70’s.

I’ll be pulling back the veil to give you a sneak peak behind the scenes. The not-so-pretty, the off moments, the real deal as well as the pretty, the great, and the end result.

Of Vintage Necklaces and Avocado Appliances

I love coming into a space and envisioning the possibilities. It’s definitely my strong suit. When I approached my master bathroom I immediately knew what I wanted to do.  The shower, seen on the left here, was very small and enclosed. I decided to turn that into a closet and the tub area, to the right, will become the shower.  The round faux stained glass window seen here needed to be taken out as well.

It reminded me of a necklace from the 70’s. That brought back memories of bell bottoms, avocado colored appliances, and flower power wallpaper.

So the window was removed, the wall rebuilt, and a new window was put in:

Shower with new window

This window lets in much more natural light than the faux stained glass piece. I could have left it out but I prefer to always have a window next to the shower to allow the steam to escape.

The new shower space is much larger than the old space and will remain open with no doors. I avoid them if possible. They collect moisture and mold and are hard to keep clean.

I get by with a little help from my friends.

Taking on the task of a home remodel is daunting at any time of the year but the holiday season adds an extra weighted stress. Although my years of experience give me an edge here I would never have taken on this project without the support of Mary Ann and the talented staff at The Cob Collection. Our combined skills are managing this project from start to finish creating a detailed plan for a smooth transition and helping me to stay organized and on task.

I’m going to end here with short note on skylights. When they are well-placed they can let in an abundance of natural light and can help boost moods during the cold winter months of our region. I have one in my master bathroom. When you have a lot of remodeling going on around your home, especially in a bathroom/bedroom area, don’t forget they’re there. That’s all I’m going to say about that!

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