Lavish living would be lavish living if there were a bathroom for the boys and a different one for my daughter. While the kids have shared up until now, it is time to help them out and get a new bathroom in the house, which will help me out with shower time and bathroom time. This is the story of my new Shower/Tub that I chose for our DIY Install that includes many KOHLER products and some Sterling products. Sterling is a Kohler Brand Company!
After building our current home and making a few mistakes, I have decided one thing is certain, I want, low maintenance, no caulk, shower/tubs that offer quick installation and have great storage and you know, it is hard to find unless of course you know where to look. I shopped till I dropped for our latest bathroom installation because I wanted what I wanted and TILE is not where it is at! I love timeless design and crave functionality and this ENSEMBLE Tub from Sterling, A Kohler brand company.
No Shelf Life Here!
I wanted a piece that is timeless, not trending, that when my home is put up for sale, the tub won’t look dated. The other must-have, shelves. I needed shelves for soap, shampoo, razors, and any other little bathroom supply that I want to have in my bathroom. This is important to have everything within arm’s reach and now it can be.
Shine Me Up
I love to get cleaned up and shine, but that is not what I am talking about. I wanted a material that would keep on shining long after it has been used by the family. There are build-in armrests and a contoured back that fits the body perfectly! There is a high gloss finish that resists stains, chips and scratches which makes it perfect for little boys that will be using it on a daily basis.
The model we used is #71101122-0, called Ensemble and it is 60″ x 36″ x 18-1/4″. The Ensemble matching wall is #71104100-0. This is where my shelves are. Again, this is made with Vikrell® material. This translates into no layers to chip, crack or peel. We had to get this down a tight staircase so it was great because its Modular design allows it to be moved around corners and through doorways with ease.
Again, the shine is there and you can see the Tongue-and-groove interlocking joints create a seamless appearance. This came in 3 pieces and it looks like TILE but it is not, so I won’t be scrubbing mold between the tile anymore. Installation, well that’s easy, let’s see what my husband had to say about it!
What I can tell you, is that the Tile Look without the grout is awesome sauce because you won’t be scrubbing your little fingers away to get the grout clean.. there is none! The shine is just there and if you wipe it down after showers it will even look nicer(if that is possible). The shelving is a plus with 3 kids and all their goodies. We still have to install the doors, but we will show you the doors in another segment.
This is lavishly living DIY life out loud as we work to create the perfect downstairs bathroom! Kohler products are our prime pick for their quality, durability and style!