To describe my bathroom, I must first tell you that it was my Mother's bathroom before it was mine. I moved here to care for her in her waning years, and now she is residing in a nursing home. I honestly need this renovation, badly.
The room itself is nicely sized, with plenty of room to maneuver about. That is the only thing I like about it. The floor is carpeted in a pale green Berber. My brother thought adding carpet would be a good idea after Mommy fell getting out of the tub a few years back, but after about four years of dampness, it stinks and has faded to a muckish gray color outside the tub. I tried to pull it up, but the sheet linoleum underneath is worse than the carpet.
The walls are a yellow, green and peach geometric print wallpaper, which needs to go also. I remember this being installed in, I think 1974, and I believe that 35 years is long enough. Luckily it was installed well, and to this day has not peeled.
The tub itself is a white standard tub, and there are grab bars on the three adjoining walls, but too high to be of much use while taking a bath. They were installed to help Mommy, when she used the shower chair in the tub.
There is a hand held shower head, which I think my brother welded on, as I cannot remove it to save my life. Needless to say, I have to keep one hand free in the shower to hold the nozzle, as its bracket is broken, and it flies all over the place when I lay it down unless I turn off the water, but if I do that, I get a nice blast of ice water every time I turn it back on.
There is a small window that lets in light, but is too high to actually peer out of. Should I win, I think I would like to have that enlarged, with maybe some glass brick for privacy.
The toilet is also standard, white porcelain, but it sits in a little alcove, which is actually too small for anyone larger than average. It makes me feel like I'm a prisoner, sitting there.
As you can see, I need this renovation badly, and I can't afford to do it myself. I would dearly love to come home and take a long hot soak in a Jacuzzi in my sunny new bathroom after a hard day at the Nursing Home where I work, but unless I win this contest, it will have to wait.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
by Donna Spirit
March 6, 2006
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