Sunday, February 1, 2015

Bathroom Design Board

We are currently mid-way through renovating our upstairs bathroom and I thought I would share the progress and also the design board. We knew right away when we first saw this bathroom, that it would need to be gutted along with a new layout. This bathroom is upstairs in our bungalow which is supposed to be the master suite but there is certainly nothing masterly about this bathroom!

Let's take a look at where we started.. while this bathroom is by no means large, the slanted ceilings really make it feel smaller than it is, especially with the current layout of the sink & toilet. Very easy to bonk your head on that slanted ceiling. The previous owners also built this crazy flip out built in in the middle of the wall. I think they were trying to add storage but it is just very odd so we will not be keeping that. The shelves can actually be accessed from the hallway so we will build a little door there to allow for the extra storage.

We have never even turned on this shower.. it is small, rickety & gross. 

PSA: Whenever photographing your bathroom, always, always put the toilet down! This was the listing photo - don't do this!

For the design elements, I wanted to keep it classic but also fresh and updated. We are going to add beadboard around the entire room and paint it along with the walls Benjamin Moore Cumulus Cloud. It's a lovely soft gray/taupe color that goes really nicely with the tile we picked for the shower. 

We are mixing the finishes to create some character - brass sconces, chrome faucet/shower. We have some extra floor space for a small cabinet so a nice wood tone will help to warm up the space. There will be a rug as well but I haven't quite decided on that yet. Maybe a vintage kilim to bring some extra color into the space.

Benjamin Moore Cumulus Cloud wall color
Kohler Elliston Sink Faucet & Shower head
Kohler Memoir Pedestal Sink & Toilet
Restoration Hardware Black Weathered Oak Medicine Cabinet
Progress Lighting Antique Brass Sconce
Overstock Wood Country Style Cabinet
Allen+Roth Pearl Ceramic 4"x12" Taupe Tiles
American Olean Ceramic Hexagon Floor Tiles

We still have a ways to go but I hope to keep our momentum going to get this finished up soon!