It takes extra time to remodel a bathroom during a pandemic but imagine remodeling 4 in one home at the same time! I am here to share 3 dated bathrooms that were gutted down to the studs and a master primary bathroom addition that rivals any spa. Come inside this full home remodel where I share bathroom remodeling ideas that brought this dated home into the new century.
Guest Suite Bathroom Remodeling Idea
When it comes to bathroom renovations, sometimes it is easier to completely gut the room, removing all the old vanities, fixtures and tiles to see just what your raw space looks like. It is also a time to examine what time, water, and moisture has done to the floors, walls and plumbing. I am a true fan of mint green but my client was not! It was time to design fresh bathrooms that used the space wiser, offered more storage options and appealled to a broader audience of homebuyers. I have also gathered my bathroom remodeling favorites including vanities, faucets, lighting, mirrors, and more.
Adding Contrast for Visual Interest
This bath situated on the main floor as part of the guest suite offered us ample space to include both a walk in shower and tub. In creating a large bright and spacious feel, I chose a palette of light gray and white large 12″ by 24″ porcelain tiles for the floor and shower walls. In stark contrast to the light marble looking tiles I selected the Wyndham Collection Avery 60 inch navy blue undermount double sink vanity with a white natural Carrara marble top. It truly is the anchor of the room!
To add a touch of luxury, in came the Kraus Indy brushed gold single handle bathroom sink faucets. The gold 4-light fixture is centered over the entire vanity up high which allowed me ample space to add large round gold mirrors. It a square space it is always good to add round elements to keep a room interesting and balanced. The walls were painted in Sherwin Williams SW7647 Crushed Ice.
Affordable Powder Room Renovation Ideas
Powder rooms are generally the most affordable bathrooms to remodel. Often these small spaces contain just a sink and toilet allowing for a quick and affordable transformation. I am generally not a fan of tiling the walls in a bathroom. It reminds me too much of a commercial lavatory or hospital bath. Beadboard replaced the tile and was painted in Sherwin Williams SW7004 Snowbound, my new go-to trim color. Outside the window is a step down enclosed porch so there was no way that anyone could see in while in use. I removed the shutters to allow for additional natural light.
The brown tiles quickly came off and next on the list was removing the vanity and outdoor lantern sconces. In their place went a pair of black iron sconces with white linen shades, an oval black metal mirror and my favorite new vanity, the Allen and Roth Briar 30 inch Carrara white farmhouse single sink bathroom vanity. Single vanities tend to have smaller sinks but what I love about this one from Lowes is the great big size! Great for little kids too with the bowl up front and center.
Peel and Stick Removable Wallpaper
This all in one vanity has added storage with a pull out drawer and slat bottom shelf. The shelf is an ideal spot for a basket or rolled up hand towels. For added texture I hung affordable gray faux linen removable peel and stick wallpaper. This is my favorite go-to paper. This is literally the third time hanging removable paper and I am no pro. The first time was my daughter’s freshman year dorm room. What I love about this faux linen paper is that there is no repeating pattern which is extremely forgiving. No seems to match up. This whole room cost me under $150. I highly recommend trying it at home!
Main Bathroom Renovation
Are you seeing the theme in this 60’s house? Every bathroom had it’s own special color. This we affectionally called the Pink Palace. Again the floor plan stayed the same keeping the budget on track. The only structural changes were removing the soffit and tub. Lately, I have been gravitating to clean white with black accents and pops of color. I fell in love with the Home Decorator’s Collection Grace 48 inch wide bath vanity in white with cultured marble vanity top in white with white basin. The all white compliments the soft blue walls and black fixtures. Above it all is a black and gold three light fixture that brings your eye up and illuminated the entire room.
Marble Hexagon Tiles
Our big score was this marble hexagon tile sheet. The shape and pattern paired with contrasting black and white is the icing on the cake and focal point. The black and white color palette allows this bath to be gender neutral and with a mere quart of paint can be changed to have a total different feel. Walls were painted in Sherwin Williams SW6191 Hinting Blue. Finding one inspiration can lead to so many bathroom remodeling ideas!
Once the tub was removed we had a clear view from side to side. Angling the door gave the shower that extra square footage that allowed a small built in bench. We replaced the plastic ceiling fan/light combo with a chic black industrial light with seeded glass globe. The white shower fan is no longer the first thing you see.
Spa-like Master Bathroom
Before my client bought this house the master bath did not have an en suite bath. In this price range a buyer expects a full on primary suite with attached bathroom and walk in closets. Just on the other side of the bedroom was an unfinished attic used for storage. Taking advantage of the square footage available enabled us to create a spa like master bath with soaking tub, double vanity, and huge walk in shower.
We added two window for optimal light and centered the gray ED Ellen DeGeneres Lynnmere 60-inch light gray semi recessed double sink bathroom vanity with natural Carrara marble top. This vanity is one of my favorites. It resembles a piece of furniture with its’s sleek curved legs, extra long drawer handles, artistically rectangular sink bowls and open shelf at bottom. It boasts soft close drawers and tiered storage trays in the drawers. The best yet? It comes fully assembled.
Above the sink is a modern silver and white opal glass 4 light vanity fixture from Progress lighting. I chose beveled framed mirrors that cast light in all directions. Finishing it off I purchased a pair of the Moen Lindor Spot resistant single handle faucets in nickel.
Spa Treatment at Home
This primary bath rivals any spa or 5 star vacation rental. There is even space for more built in cabinets or make up area to the left. I cannot wait for it’s new owners to move right in and enjoy all four of these newly remodeled bathrooms. I will be sharing more of this full home renovation and future bathroom remodeling ideas in following posts. Just wait until you see the smallest bathroom ever… and it’s in my new home. Stay tuned!