Relocate to Wisconsin : Our "Glam" Bathroom Remodel....Ta Dah !

Our "Glam" Bathroom Remodel....Ta Dah !

  I know everyone has just been holding their breath waiting to see our bathroom remodel...or not...well, here it is anyway.The only thing that remained was the solid cherry vanity, everything else from floor to ceiling, vanity top to my beloved Toto toliet and shower which "grew" an additional foot wider is NEW !Bathroom floor

    No there are not before and after pictures and given our limited photography's amazing that the "After" has no faces and everything is right side up !

    The floor used to have large ceramic tile in off it is in "shades of gray hexagon with gray grout....The rugs at the moment are plushy gray but that is always subject to change with the towels and make it a "whole new room."

  Vanity   The new mirror with a "touch of glam" is over tile with pencil edging around it to give it a more finished appearance.

    Fixtures and vanity hardware are Bathroom sinkoiled bronze.  The sink is hammered copper...I LOVE it !   The vanity top is quartz white with tiny bits of gray veining.

    We come from the anything worth doing school is worth doing well....and made the shower a foot wider than it was...the fixtures are oiled bronze....and the showerhead changes colors as the water warms...sorry my limited photographic skills didn't capture that...but you will have to just's FUN ! 

      One of the goals in the shower was NO grout...the walls are sealed carrera marble and sit on a shower pan that was specially poured in Northern Wisconsin and delivered to us;

all 350 pounds of it !   And Dini was of course in charge of generShoweral contracting supervision before the shower pan was in place, our plumber had put a rag in the drain...which Dini

felt looked out of place and removed it and took a trip down into the finished basement and walked around the ceiling tile until he heard his father calling him  and Shower Panthen hopped down and waltzed around the room as though he was just taking a tour of the lower level...I forget what life he is on....but he has used a few !

     While the picture doesn't look that way...the shower pan is textured gray and and works well with the rest of the room.

    We "go green" as we remodel and our Toto toliet is energy

Totoefficient and a bit more of "stretch"....or should I say reach than the one it replaced...but cute without the clunky conventional tank we have in this part of the world.  While I appreciate this is "common place" for some parts of the country....not as common here.

       The walls....are Ralph Lauren silver metallic. Ralph and I were forced to end our painting relationship in January when he discontinued his paint line....I will have to get past the "jilt" and find another love before the next project...and you know that there will be one !

          I have never ever been a fan of shower doors...regardless of how soft the water....I don't like how they look from the outside and makes me feel like a cage from the there are none in our whole house...showers should be relaxing...not confining is our belief.   I LOVE the look of Shabby  chic with a touch of glam and so here it is...the curtain...It took two...and had the outside one made floor to ceiling.  The  silver curtain is Shower Curtainalmost the same length and what you can't see is a clear poly curtain that protects them both from getting soaked while I enjoy being soaked ! Not a great picture and sometimes the curtain is swept to one side with more of the silver metallic one underneath shown.   And how could be glamorous without the "jewel" encrusted tie decor !   

    Voila !   It's Done !  We are seriously considering having a "shower" for our shower" with the plumber, tile sales person, marble Shower jewelperson...we use most any excuse to entertain....and a shower for a shower seems as good as any, hmmmm ?

     If you or anyone you know is Selling or Buying real estate in southeastern Wisconsin...the Hansons cannot only help you with the purchase...but we have hands on and experience with remodeling and are happy to refer you the contractors that will produce the result you imagined. 





Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 19 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • October 31 2017 04:36PM


Sally and David,

Well done and with great taste!  Enjoy, and I like the idea of the shower party.  Happy Halloween.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 8 months ago

I love the photos. They did a great job of remodeling. I love the shower curtains. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 8 months ago

beautiful Sally K. & David L. Hanson  I am sure you will enjoy this remodeling job

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 8 months ago

Do you hire out for consultation?    The finished bathroom will bring you joy it is beautiful.   Glad you shared your ideas. 

Posted by Jack Tenold, Conventional and Reverse (Caliber Home Loans, Inc. NMLS 15622) 8 months ago

Very sexy, Sally and David... what else can I say? Sounds like you think it was worth the wait and you should be.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) 8 months ago

Very nice Sally K. & David L. Hanson , funny thing after mine, i said i would never live in a house and remodel the kitchen or bath again. Now i am taking on my 2nd bathroom but at least ill be Able to use my main one as i re did all the plumbing 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 8 months ago

Well done Sally K. & David L. Hanson and bathroom remodels are a big job.  What's next on the project list?!!


Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 8 months ago

Sally and David I am impressed.  Excellent job!!!

Might have to hire you to come and redo my bathrooms

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 8 months ago

HI Sally K. & David L. Hanson - Kudos!  I can tell from the post how excited and happy you are with the results...and you should be! Congrats on the "Glam" remodel!

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 8 months ago

That looks great, a very posh bathroom indeed!  I would probably be asked to use the outhouse in lieu, haha.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 8 months ago

Hi Sally and David- as if you two didn't have enough to do!!!  Love it and love the grey. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 8 months ago

Very tasteful, well done Sally and David! It's a huge task to remodel while you're living in the house, kudos to you. For me, bathrooms and kitchens are the most important rooms in a home, well worth it.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 8 months ago

Sally & David we love our TOTO it is the best, truly a pleasure to flush:)) Congratulations on completeing by Halloween:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 8 months ago

Looks great Sally.  I especially like that rainhead shower.  I need one of those.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

Sally, you did a great job!  Love the sink and the toilet! I'm sure you'll enjoy this bathroom for many years to come. 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) 8 months ago

Hi Sally and David -- Ta Dah indeed.   This is quite the reveal.   Nicely done.  I do like the bronze fixtures too.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 8 months ago

You have some great looking bath fixtures and did an awesome job. The bath is the room I like to feel pampered in.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 8 months ago

Sally, such a beautiful master bath remodel, and sure you will love getting ready every day, you did a great job!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 8 months ago

Enjoy!  Thanks for sharing your remodeling.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 8 months ago