I have a 1950's three bedroom ranch with two bathrooms between two bedrooms. Bathroom #1 is used for public access and entry is from the hall. It has a bathtub with shower, toilet (new low-flow) and sink inserted into built in cabinetry which may be an add-on from the 1970's. Bathroom #2 entry is off the master bedroom. It has a walk in shower with yellow floor tile and a cafe au lait shade of brown tile on walls. Bath#1 is considerably larger than Bath#2. I want to start over (except for plumbing) and make 2 proportionately sized bathrooms. Bath #1 can have a walk-in shower and must have entry from Bedroom#1 and the hallway. The closet in Bedroom #1 can become part of the bathroom. Bath #1 will serve as both a guest bath and the en suite bath for Bedroom #1. Bath #2 must have a bathtub/shower and will be the en suite bath for Bedroom#2 which is the master bedroom. This can be either a combo bathtub shower or, if space permits, separate bathtub shower. Dimensions do not have to be equal for both bathrooms but should be closer in size than they currently are.
I prefer neutral colors and natural materials. I prefer glass doors to shower curtains. I prefer recessed lighting. I prefer lighter tile in a smaller space. I like glass, ceramic and natural stone tile. I don't mind painted walls and paint can be saturated color. I like basic chrome fixtures. . I do not like girly, trendy design. (e.g. monochromatic colors, cabinetry that looks like furniture or busy wallpaper) I prefer clean lines and basic functionality. I prefer high quality plain fixtures over moderate quality fixtures with lots of gadgets. (e.g. prefer a single 8" shower head over multiple jets...not terribly fond of rain showers) I want basic storage for toiletries. (I have exterior hall closet space for linens and towels outside the bathrooms.) Atlanta has multiple resources for recycled fixtures, tiles, bathtubs (e.g. Habitat for Humanity Restore, Lifecycle, etc.) I would like to repurpose a solid cherry countertop into the design if possible (approximately 10 ft x 30" with hole cut for sink - 6 ft of solid countertop - originally in a a kitchen - OK to cut into pieces)
The affordability of the design is important to me. My budget is approximately $20,000. I anticipate having to replace all but the toilets (which are new low-flow) and possibly the pedestal sink (depends on the design) and oval mirror. I would prefer to replace with a more updated style unless it is significantly more expensive. (e.g. square tub is preferable over a jacuzzi tub) I want to minimize any changes to existing plumbing to keep costs as low as possible. I know I will have to upgrade the lighting from it's current (1950s) darkness and will likely have to have some electrical done to add vents, heat lamps and extra electrical outlets. I prefer tile but I am open to other materials. I like glass block and frosted glass. I anticipate having a roommate in the near future so entry from Bedroom#2 is important to me.
Attached is a powerpoint of the current design for reference. Drawing is approximate scale.