Monday, July 25, 2011

Before and During: The Bathroom

Yes, we've finally gotten there. Finally, we have something to reveal.

Let's review, shall we? When we bought this house, the bathroom looked like this:


Oh, goodness, it was bad. 


Not just grungy. The floor was rotting out. The vanity was a write-off and the toilet? Uhg. Also, everything was blue, blue, blue, and the layout was terrible. No one wants to be able to wash their hands while sitting on the toilet. 

We don't have a lot of space to work with, so we didn't have a lot of layout options, but I think we succeeded. But, why don't you tell us? What do you think of our to-the-studs makeover?


A usable vanity, a little extra knee space, and a pocket door. No more awkward corners or partial walls making the room feel smaller. It's only 6 by 6, but it's open and comfortable.


I love our mosaic tile in the shower. I love the vanity we went with. I love the simple mirror on the wall.


Of course, it looks good. But, like everything, it's not actually done. It's comfortable and usable, but there's still a few things.
  • The toilet is the wrong size. A new 14'' rough-in is waiting patiently in a box. All we have to do is remove this one, install it downstairs in the basement bathroom, and put the new one in. 
  • Baseboard is needed along the walls by the vanity.
  • I need to put an extra coat of paint on the door.
  • We need some kind of storage. Open shelves, likely, above the toilet and radiator.
Compared to other lists, it's refreshingly small. Small and so, so unimportant. As it is, I find our bathroom beautiful, despite not really being decorated, despite lacking in proper storage options.Our bathroom situation has certainly come so far from the rotting blue monstrosity we started with. 


27 comments:

  1. Amazing!!! I'm jealous. My bathrooms still look like your before ;)

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  2. It looks beautiful! HUGE improvement. Good job!

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  3. Wonderful job! It looks so clean and fresh now :) Enjoy your new bathroom, it can make such a difference to shower off the rest of the dusty reno's in such a great space.

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  4. It looks great! What an improvement! Love the mirror and the pocket door is a brilliant idea, especially for such a small space.

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  5. Wow, this looks great. It looks so crisp and clean :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Can't wait to see more of your projects

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  6. Looking good! I love the accent tiles in the shower.

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  7. looks great! love the sink!!

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  8. Your bathroom looks great! We are going to be renovating our bathroom soon which is a similar size to yours. I really like the tile you went with and the vanity. Beautiful job!

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  9. You did a great job. I love your finishes, especially the accent tile. Such a pretty and functional space.

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  10. Great job! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your renovations.

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  11. The bathroom looks awesome. It's classic and won't go out of style. Huge improvement!

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  12. That looks so awesome! Great job guys, you've given me some major inspiration for my bathroom re-do.
    Love the blog, keep it up!

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  13. Looks awesome!! Our bathroom is pretty rough but I'm hoping a new toilet and paint on the vanity can spruce it up. Amazing job!!

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  14. Beautiful tile choices. Great makeover. Hard to believe it's the same bathroom.

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  15. Beautiful! I'd love to hear more about the pocket door installation and how you're liking a few months down the road.

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  16. Hi. I just clicked through from Curbly. Beautiful job--I especially love the mosaic strip.

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  17. in my opinion , this is an awesome change and very beautiful littla bathroom. congrat on pocket door :) and hi from İstanbul - Turkey ;)

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  18. it looks amazing. i love the accent tiles in tub area. we have one bathroom left inour house that needs to be overhauled.

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  19. Yes - Really good job done.. Impresive… http://www.DrTubs.ca - Bathroom Reglazer

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  20. love this! facing the same issue right now...where are the tub and vanity from? Thanks!

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  21. Gorgeous! Love your choice of materials!

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