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My Home Renovation Update and Bathroom Ideas

As some of you know, I’ve been having my home remodeled since the Spring. I am not gonna lie, it has been a little overwhelming at times and can get a bit dusty.  We are doing every room in our home that we’ve lived in for over 20 years, so there was a lot of updating that needed to be done.  I think one of the hardest parts was clearing out all of our upstairs rooms and having everything piled up downstairs.  Plus of course the sounds of construction and mess that goes with it. But, so far the results have been awesome.

We recently took a little break so that we could travel a little and so that I can do some research on designs and styles that I want for my kitchen and bathroom.

In addition,  we are planning to add another bathroom to our second floor and include a walk in shower.  I was looking at Kohler LuxStone showers.  They are so beautiful and offer us so many different options.  The shower pictured above had a very nice pattern And color that would work well in my home.

There is a large selection of shower wall colors and patterns, as well as shelving options and accessories, so that I can tailor my shower exactly as I want it.  Another nice thing about their products is that they are durable and easy to clean, which is just what I want in a shower.  My space for my new shower is a bit unique, but thankfully I will be able to get a shower that is custom made to fit perfectly if I decide to go that route.  It can even be installed and used on the same day!

I was reading that the Kohler LuxStone shower systems were resistant to mold because of the way it is installed with hidden joints and trim.  There are so many pluses that I think this decision is going to be a no brainer.  The hardest part for me is going to be picking out colors and styles.

I’ve always liked shower benches.  So, I definitely plan on adding one when I add my new bathroom.  I also like built in shelving because it is so convenient for holding things.  For my existing bathroom on my first floor, I am debating on keeping my existing porcelain tub and having it refinished, adding a tub cover, or getting a new tub.  I have so many decisions to be excited about.  Flooring is another big decision in my bathroom.  I was debating on tile, stone or waterproof laminate.  I like them all! I know whichever decision I make will be the best one. 

Finally, I want to be smart when choosing a toilet for my bathroom. The toilet is one of the most useful amenity in any home. On top of the list is, of course, the design. I want a toilet that doesn’t only look clean but is also hard-wearing. I’m eyeing a durable macerating upflush toilet. This way, I wouldn’t have to worry about my toilet clogging and my bathroom smelling awful. Plus, I can install it on my own since I don’t have to break the concrete floor to connect to the drainage line.

I think a good decision for anyone looking to have their bathroom or kitchen remodeled is to speak to a professional who can guide them in the proper direction and help them stay within their budget.  Because I am doing both my existing lower level bathrooms and adding a new one, budget is important to me.

I can’t wait for our renovations to be done, but it’s been fun picking out flooring, paint and everything that we want in our home to personalize it for ourselves.  It’s been a long overdue process that was worth waiting for because I love all of the latest options that are currently available.


  1. Holy moly that's got to be the coolest shower I've ever seen! You've got great taste in design.


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