bathroom renovation

Our Guest Bathroom Reveal

It’s here. Finally. Finnaaalllyyy.

This was definitely the biggest renovation challenge (so far) with our house. We added a shower to the existing bathtub, went from a single to a double vanity, added an additional sconce above the vanity…and the list goes on. But it’s done and we could not love it more. And because there truly is nothing better than a before and after, let’s reminisce about what it looked like when we bought the house.

First of all, the vanity was so low. I’m 5’3″ and even I had to bend over to wash my hands so it was just really uncomfortable. We took all of that out, split the plumbing (which was an ordeal all in it’s own) and split the lighting for the double sconces.

I was SO happy to rip out that tiled ledge..uhh..seat?? Whatever it was we were thrilled to see it go. We went back and forth about doing all open shelving or all closed shelving but I love what we ended up with. Doing the pull out laundry hamper really was the best idea and I still get my pretty open shelving!

We had to add plumbing to create a shower and Adam made sure the shower head was extra high so he won’t have to crouch just to wash his hair (our master shower is comical how low it is). I won’t lie, we now exclusively use this shower because it’s so nice.

And now onto the pretty details of the space. We are so happy with how it all turned out! Scroll to the bottom of the post for all of the sources.

                       

Sources

Hex tile (ours is the Gulf color)

White subway tile (our tile guy picked ours up but you can find most at any hardware/tile store)

Shower hardware

Bathtub

Toilet

Shiplap

Framed art

Art above toilet: Vintage print from Paris Flea Market, Brass photo holder from Artifact Uprising (they don’t sell the one we have anymore but I love all of their prints and gifts)

Shelf above toilet

Vanity

Faucets

Mirrors

Vanity Lights

Towel Ring

Open shelving and laundry hamper pullout was made by a local cabinet maker and I’m SO happy with it. We did buy this sweet little handle from Amazon to spice it up.

Our Guest Bathroom Renovation (Finally) – Day One (and two)

     Here we go!! Our hall bathroom has been gutted since two days after we moved in…and hasn’t changed (two months later) until now. Our tile guy came two days ago and started prepping the room to lay tile yesterday! Ah, you guys. I cannot even wait for two working bathrooms again and to take baths in our new soaker tub. Have I mentioned how excited I am?

Okay, here is what the bathroom looked like when we moved in. Lots of pink, terrible tile, bathtub only (this was a big reason we decided to demo first of all) and a really low vanity. Like even I had to bend over to wash my hands (I’m 5’3″). Literally days after moving in, we couldn’t handle this bathroom (and anticipated things moving a lot quicker with the renovation of it) so Adam started demo-ing. Ripping out that tiled seat behind the tub, taking out the cast iron (aka HEAVY) bathtub and ripping up the tile and the vanity. Have you guys ever seen so much dirt under a tub? I was so grossed out by the fact that that is actually a thing. So gross.

Once everything was cleared out we had a plumber come and replace some of the pipe in the bathtub area and get it all plumbed for a shower. Our shower head in our master bath is so low so Adam wanted to be sure this one was extra tall so that he (and any tall guests we have) could comfortably shower in it. My contractor uncle built the wall behind the tub so we can have a niche, which will be a total game changer. Why do I feel so fancy doing that instead of having a terrible shower hanger thing to hold shampoo? It’s so adult!! haha. The space in between the niche wall and the back wall will be storage. If you saw my stories then you know I’ve been debating over closed cabinetry and open shelving. My heart says open, my head says open (but maybe closed). Here’s the thing, our vanity has two large drawers that we can hide things in and our linen closet is just outside of this bathroom so there’s plenty of closed storage nearby. Plus, baskets hide so much. So basically I don’t know why I ask opinions because I already know what I want to do ; ) Also, swooning hard over that new Kohler soaker tub!

Day one of tile prep looked like this. It’s crazy how some walls can make me so excited!

and then tile started going up!

Day one complete! Floor tile is going in today and ohhhhh man, that transformation is going to be amazing!

In case you needed a reminder about how incredible Exfloorit’s Costa Allegra hex tile is.

You’re welcome.

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