Think you have a scary bathroom?
From dated to dilapidated, take a look at a few of the scariest baths we’ve seen this year!
ugly, scary, and downright dilapidated
As bathroom remodelers, Improveit’s crews see their fair share of ugly bathrooms every day. From dated to dingy to downright dilapidated, our team has worked on it all! To get into the cringey Halloween spirit, here’s our second annual scary bathroom roundup with some monster makeovers we’re excited to share! Just a reminder: all of our “scary bathrooms” are shared anonymously.
Our goal is never to embarrass, but to show you the wide range of bath design problems we encounter every day. If any of these issues remind you of your home, Improveit would love to help with your very own bathroom makeover! Let’s take a look at this year’s scary suspects.
Cramped Ugly Shower Situation
Generally, we’re of the opinion that people should have room to turn around in the shower – and we’re not sure that was the case here. This cramped shower stall was dark, dingy, and offered little storage. Meanwhile, the bathtub space also suffered from failing tile, which can invite all kinds of moisture problems behind the walls.
Improveit’s crews demoed, repaired, and prepped the walls with new waterproof backerboard, and enlarged the entire wet space to feature a custom shower seat, two showerheads and gorgeous rain glass shower doors. The shower walls and bench feature a basketweave surround paired with white scalloped accents. An adjustable hand-held showerhead on one wall is great for everyday showering and rinsing, while the rainshower head on the opposite wall is perfect for a relaxing soak!
Ugly Shower Liner Secrets
With no more than double-sided butyl tape and a few globs of glue holding their shower liner on top of the old tile, it’s no surprise that this homeowner had to resort to waterproof tape to “seal” the edges at the shower base. Shower liners hide some of the biggest scary bathroom secrets we see! As neat and clean as this shower is, good maintenance is no match for poor installation, and this liner was bound to fail sooner or later.
Improveit’s no-stress, low-maintenance bath remodeling solution left this homeowner with a beautiful shower surround in our Brecchia finish and Fairfield tile pattern, set off by matte black fixtures and grab bars. We love the upgrade!
1970s Time Warp Bathroom Makeover
We have to commend this homeowner for the excellent cleanliness and upkeep of their bathroom. Just because a room is outdated doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be cared for! Still, we feel they made the right decision in replacing their wood-paneled garden tub and vintage 1970s shower stall (with bifold doors – yikes!). These types of projects are very popular – but we don’t always see such…retro selections!
The Improveit team demoed both wet spaces, replacing the garden tub with a larger shower, and leaving the old shower stall space available for use as a linen closet. The result is a beautiful, spacious improvement! This homeowner chose Calcutta marble shower walls, complemented by brushed nickel fixtures in our Gibson offering, plus an aromatherapy hand-held showerhead for a truly relaxing experience. We also replaced the double-hung bathroom window with glass block to ensure privacy without losing the daylighting benefit. What a beautiful update!
Truly Scary Bathroom Problems
We saved the scariest for last this year. Improveit was eager to help this homeowner resolve problems that extended well beyond the look and feel of their bathroom. Damaged plumbing and a failing shower surround led to moisture issues that completely deteriorated the bathroom’s wood window, and fostered mold growth on the drywall throughout the space.
The Improveit team rebuilt the water-damaged wall framing, re-drywalled the entire bathroom, and installed a clean, maintenance-free, frosted-glass casement window trimmed with acrylic that will withstand humid shower conditions. The new gray Roman block shower walls go all the way to the ceiling, and a matching bench gives the homeowner the added benefits of both safety and well-deserved relaxation. The shower system was finished with a sleek sliding glass door in brushed nickel to match the new shower fixtures and grab bar.
As you can see, ugly bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes. They can be neat and clean, but hide scary issues behind a liner, or show their scary bathroom effects right out in the open, begging for repair. Whatever your bathroom issues are, we promise Improveit has seen it all and we can help! No judgement here. Bring us your scary bathrooms, and we’ll give you the bathroom makeover of your dreams!