I have the same addiction that my mother did.
My mother’s addiction was a BIG ONE, as she wasn’t satisfied just going out and buying a new dress – no, that she wouldn’t spend her time and money on. She had BIGGER things to buy – HOUSES.
When I was growing up, we never lived in a house for more than a couple of years. As soon as she bought and completed finished remodeling and redecorating, she’d put it on the market and start looking for another. The only times that I remember staying in a house for any extended periods is when she’d buy raw land and design the entire house herself, from the ground up. I remember walking through the aisles of the hardware store looking for cabinet knobs, talking to landscapers about shrubs (one house even had a full Japanese Garden), and going to the plumbing supply houses to choose bathroom fixtures.
While some of the places we lived were older, she absolutely insisted on a modern bathroom and kitchen. She knew exactly what it took to buy a house, fix it up and resell it for a good profit. Mind you, she was so house-crazy, that we not only had our REGULAR home, but we also had a beach house in South County, RI and a condo in South Florida (which is how I actually came to live here).
She’s been gone for 29 years now, and I find myself going to look at homes on the weekend, looking at them with my mother’s eye and trying to find my next mansion. Things have change a lot since she’s passed and while I love modern and sleek as much as I do retro, I also want eco-friendly bathroom fixtures (something that didn’t exist when she remodeled).
The other day while driving around Fort Lauderdale, I found an absolutely adorable bungalow in the Colee Hammock neighborhood. It was charming (small), with original touches that are difficult to replicate and in dire need of a bathroom remodel. Ever the dreamer, I came home and started looking at bathrooms online for inspiration. You’re looking at some of the photos that I found.
Of the three bathrooms pictured above, which do you think I’d choose for my next mansion?
The first one is the most relaxing…but is that a pool in #2??
The one with the red is to die for!
Kenda @ Remaking June Cleaver says
My dream is to have a bathroom as big as my bedroom. One day….
Canadian Mom Blogger says
I like the first one. I spend hours on MLS looking at houses, but my budget doesn’t allow me to actually buy any of them, lol. I do enjoy working on the one I own though.
I love my bathroom, but since we are moving I get nervous. I hate old fashioned ones. I love the modern look.
Notorious Spinks says
I love the 2nd bathroom. So homey and quaint.
Wow, those are all very interesting. Mine is so simple compared to those.
The vintage one is lovely. I used to work in sales for a high end construciton company and the designs for bathrooms were always inspiring and beaucoup bucks.
The vintage one is lovely. I used to work in sales for a high end construction company and the designs for bathrooms were always inspiring and beaucoup bucks.
Kelly – I would have gone crazy. My mom had a thing for hardware, kitchen & bathroom fixtures, etc. I think that I may have caught the bug from her.
One of mine is simple, the other one is larger, but no where near as colorful as these.
There’s something spa-like about a vintage looking bath, isn’t there?
I love COLOR in bathrooms, so I guess that means I love modern as well. What fun you’ll have redecorating (I’m jealous)!
Sheri – so you’re like me? I do the same thing (and all over the place, not just in Florida).
Every woman’s dream 😉
I love that tub and the chandelier.
No, that’s actually an in the ground bathtub. Pretty amazing huh?
Marcie W. says
I prefer the modern look as well, but, I have wanted a claw foot tub for at least 13 years (I’m 29) and still have yet to check that off my life list. Someday!!
addict fix says
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I have something to valuable to contribute to the discussion.
Usually it’s a result of the sincerness communicated in the
article I read. And on this post The house shopping addiction – bathrooms – Champagne Living.
I was moved enough to drop a thought 😉 I do have a few questions for you if
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Would you make a list every one of your social pages like
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