Thursday, July 16, 2015

Master Bath Shopping

It rained this morning so I didn't get back to staining today. Instead we started shopping for our bathroom remodel project. It was not terribly successful, though I did find a couple things I wanted. I totally failed on finding a local source for square edge reproduction subway tile. I was hoping, but we'll probably have to order online from Subway Ceramics again.

Jeff and I have settled on a tile design for the bathroom, if we can find the right tile.

We stopped at a glass installer at the recommendation of the bath store to see if they could fabricate a shower enclosure like this for us. They cannot, though they did refer us to a couple other glass businesses and I will try them before I give up.
Shower enclosure from 1907 Mott's Plumbing catalog

I found a style of shower hardware I LOVE. I totally want this. It is the Perrin and Rowe, Traditional Exposed Shower Set. It is made in the UK. The smaller removable shower head slides up and down the bar so the height can be adjusted.

Surprisingly, I'm not super picky about the bath fixtures. I want them to look traditional, but I don't have a strong opinion about the brand. I'm thinking I'll get the same toilet I got for the basement bathroom, the Toto Promenade.

For the rest of the hardware, I'll probably go ahead and match the grab bars I bought a few years ago, the Moen Kingsley line. The grab bars seem to be in fine shape; I'll just clean and reinstall them.

I'm still trying to decide if the matching faucet is acceptable.

I'm debating getting this toilet paper holder. It's pretty cool and it's very similar to the one I put in the main floor bathroom.

It's hard not to just start ordering stuff, but I know I need to do more planning first. I've downloaded SketchUp again and it's time to get reacquainted with it.


  1. Cool shower. We thought it was expensive to replace our shower door with slightly unusual glass...can't imagine how expensive custom would be.

    1. I'm pretty sure we'll be suffering from sticker shock next week. LOL