Scrub a Dub, No More Tub

We painstakingly cut the existing wainscot tile and, where the tub used to be, we inserted a washer, dryer, and ironing board pullout. New windows replicate the four-over-one pattern. The same neutral tile is used on the floor, the shower walls, and (in 2x2 size) on the shower floor.

We had to gut the shower to replace the plumbing, but were able to keep the ceiling tile, which matches the existing wainscot accent. We reused the shower door and added new glass on the new half wall.

The mirror and accent tile were existing. The client painted the vanity persimmon orange. New LED sconces add some bling. The wall color is Ben Moore “Pickle.”

Like many of our clients, these homeowners had a tub that they never used. They asked us to replace it with a laundry center. Additionally, faucets and shower fixtures were broken and needed to be replaced, which meant a new shower as well. By cutting carefully, we preserved the wainscot and original accent tiles on the walls and shower ceiling, then we found a neutral tile for the floor and the shower to highlight them. The client wanted fun colors—they repainted their vanity persimmon and chose pickle green for the walls.

We upgraded all the windows; the ones behind the washer/dryer were shortened to fit the counter. We added a built-in ironing board as a finishing touch, using the leftover countertop material for the door.

Before and After

Unused tub and fun accent tile.

Where the tub used to be, we inserted a washer, dryer, and ironing board pullout. New windows replicate the four-over-one pattern. The same neutral tile is used on the floor, the shower walls, and (in 2×2 size) on the shower floor.