I have the ickiest bathroom in the world and after dealing with it for 8 years I would like to fix it. I have a few questions for all you remodeling gurus. I would like to remove the window and replace with glass block. That way I don't have to find siding to match on the outside. Will glass block be waterproof enough? I am tired of replacing the wood around the window. I even lacquered the wood. about 10 coats, but after 3 yrs, it is all gross again. I am replacing the vanity with a pedestal sink which will cost me what little storage I have. Behind the bathroom wall is the stairs that go up to the upper level, but also the stairs that go down to the basement. Do you think I could put in a recessed cabinet above the stool? I do not want to use shower board again. Already replaced it once, 5 yrs. ago. I am thinking tile around the tub. Should I tile 1/2 way to the ceiling or all the way? My ceiling is 9-10 foot up. Or is there a waterproof material I can use around the tub other than the shower board? I also want to put green board on the ceiling. Should I remove the plaster first or can I go over the top? Will the green board be too heavy? I do have an exhaust vent, but who ever put it in did not vent it to the outside, it vents directly in between the ceiling and the upstairs floor. I know not good, but how to I change it? I want to have the tub refinished, but have been told I have to do the remodel first. The problem with that is, the tub is actually wider than the room and the walls sit on the tub. I am thinking this was once a closet, there is hardwood floor that runs under the tub. The bathroom is 3x7 and is our MAIN bath. I just want to be able to use it and clean it without getting sick to my stomach. I cannot change anything structurally, so am I stuck with this nightmare, or is there hope for improvement? Here is a pic, please try to be somewhat kind I didn't build the bath, but I just can't live with it anymore.