I have been SO excited to share this amazing transformation of one of my latest design projects. This client's bathroom was original to the home and had not been updated since they had lived there. I was so excited when they asked me to help with the design and coordination of this renovation especially after hearing their vision and ideas for the space. Miller Team Renovations handled all the tile and renovation work from start to finish and they were wonderful to work with. I appreciated that they kept me updated every step of the way and allowed me to make every single little decision about the space, which is so rare.Read more
I can't believe how quickly the renovation is moving in the last couple of weeks! After all the plumbing work was finished, new drywall went up and now they have been able to start with flooring and tile. The bathrooms are all transforming more and more each day! Take a look at all the progress we have made on each bathroom:
Here's what the half bath looks like mid-renovation. The old vanity and sink has been removed, damaged wood floors have been pulled up, plumbing all fixed, and new drywall in almost the entire room.
On the other side of this tiny half bath, we were able to remove that awkward ledge that ran along the wall. It was just covering up some old pipes that had lazily been put in above the floor instead of underneath like they should have. Now we are able to push the toilet over closer to the wall saving us some much needed space in this bathroom! They also dry-walled the ceiling and made it smooth since it was that outdated textured style ceiling. If you need to catch up on the full plans for this bathroom design check out our post here.
After all the new plumbing was finished, this room also got some fresh dry wall to repair any places where they had to open up the walls for plumbing repairs. They also added a new shower that will extend over the clawfoot tub and come out from the wall. The clawfoot tub will be flipped the opposite direction from what it was, with the fixtures closer to the window, so the plumbing was adjusted for that as well. The old sink and vanity was torn out and plumbing prepared for the new wall mount sink that will go there. They have begun laying the marble tile too and are almost finished with that. The biggest change in this room is the clawfoot tub which we had reglazed and it looks so amazing! I love the look of the outside black and the inside is so smooth and perfect just like a brand new tub. I highly recommend Electrostatic Painting who reglazed the tub onsite for us and is going to help us also recoat our kitchen island. If you want to check out our full plans for this bathroom design check out our post here.
The master bathroom is probably the room in the house that is closest to completion. The floors are now completely tiled in here as well as the new walk-in shower. I LOVE the bright, clean, and shiny subway tiles in this shower- what a difference it makes from the dingy, yellowed tiles that were there before. Get ready for lots more of this subway tile with dark grout in our kitchen too! We were able to move the toilet out of that cramped corner space and the plumbing is now set up on the adjacent wall. Our electrician also added a can light inside the shower and moved the bathroom fan to the middle of the room. Next they will be installing our shower fixtures and sink with faucet, as well as new lights, and then after some painting it will be done! If you would like to read about all my design plans for this bathroom check out our full master bathroom post here.
It's amazing how much progress has been made even since I took these pictures above. We are hoping to have all the major work wrapped up in the next few weeks which means I'll be sharing more and more progress pictures every couple of days. I haven't even mentioned all that is happening in the kitchen, because that is enough for an entirely new post! Stay tuned for many more updates this week!
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The next room up on our fixer upper tour is the guest bath upstairs. I'm really excited about this space because it has the original antique clawfoot tub that I have dreamed of having in my bathroom my entire life! The design for this space is a little more modern, clean, and glam than any of the other rooms in the house. Marble floors, brass fixtures, and mid-century inspired light fixtures are all part of my plan for this space. This bathroom will be in phase 2 of the renovation. The kitchen and master bath/bedroom are the first priority and we are in the middle of their renovation now. Here are some of the before photos of the upstairs guest bath:
Here's the star of the room! It's actually in surprisingly decent shape but I am going to have it reglazed just so it has a fresh, new look. I'm planning on doing the inside white and the outside black. I just love the look of the brass fixtures so all the new plumbing fixtures I have ordered are brass and have the same vintage look.
This is the only bathroom in the house that has yet to be demo'd. I'm dying to get this giant old sink vanity, mirror, and oh so lovely shell light out of here! I think it will open up the space so much when these bulky pieces are gone. I'm replacing this vanity with a super clean-lined wall mount vessel sink. It will take up so much less space and also be completely open underneath to create a better flow in the room.
I'm SO excited to have windows in all our bathrooms (we have ZERO windows in our bathrooms now). This bathroom has two entrances: one from the hallway just up the back staircase and another from one of the front guest bedrooms. I also love the neat molding that is around the entire bottom half of the room- should I paint it a contrasting color from the top part of the wall?
We are actually going to flip the tub so the faucet is on the other side near the window. We both think it makes more sense facing that way and doesn't break up the flow of the room as much as it does now.
This old tile is also being torn out and will be replaced with beautiful white marble tile (I'm way too excited about my marble floor!). Not having that drab brown tile is going to make the biggest difference in the overall look of this room.
I want to find a super minimal midcentury mirror for above the sink and I've also picked out some light fixture options with that same feel. It will open up the space so much to have this dark, giant mirror unit out of here.
I do think it would be neat to have some open shelving on this wall above the tub or maybe a mini gallery wall of some sort.
Like I mentioned earlier, this bathroom has two entrances, one from one of the front guest bedrooms. It's no ordinary entrance though- it's kind of a cool little secret passage way! We will be ripping up the mismatched old carpet here and giving the inside a fresh coat of paint, but I like the unique charm of this surprise doorway!
This photos has so many elements that inspired my bathroom design: the brass fixtures, black and white tub, clean-lined sink, and even marble floors. I adore the bold wall color, midcentury light fixture, and printed rug too!
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My sink is similar to this wall mount one and also has a brass faucet. I love how clean and bright it looks in this bathroom.
These curtains really soften the entire space and add a perfect pop of pattern. I'd love to get some long, flowy curtains for the big window at the end of our bathroom.
I just love the way the bright, brass fixtures look against the black and white tub! I also love these neutral, burlap-look curtains they used around the shower.
I love the minimal feel of this space and the look of the bold black ceiling against all the bright white.
Another beautiful black and white tub! I'm thinking I need to DIY one of these wooden bath boards too for across our clawfoot tub.
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More bright white, brass fixtures, and black and white tubs. I love the addition of plants in a bathroom and since we have a window with plenty of light, I'm thinking this is a must!
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Plants, plants, and more plants- I think I'm definitely adding a hanging plant now! I also like the open shelving on the wall. I'm thinking about some similar shelving in our bathroom on the wall above the tub.
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I love the minimal, clean, and simple look of this bathroom (although I doubt I will be able to keep it this simple- I will try though!).
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That giant bunch of eucalyptus is the perfect pop of color for a simple, minimal bathroom like this. I also like the glossy finish of this clawfoot tub.
I love the light, sheer look of these curtains and the wall mounted shower curtain.
This vintage brass bar cart is the perfect storage solution for a small bathroom- it can hold all of your necessities and be rolled out of the way when you don't need it!
The tile I picked out is similar to this flooring but we will be using darker grout. I can't wait to see how beautiful it looks with the newly glazed tub! Here are some of the other pieces I have picked out so far for the bathroom:
I need to replace the vanity light above the sink too and am trying to decide between one of these lights (1 + 3 would be mounted above the mirror, if I went with 2 or 4 I would get two and put one on each side of the mirror):
Which of the lights do you like best for the space? Or should I go for a cool pendant light/chandelier hanging over the sink? Do you like a bright white and minimal color scheme or should I try more bold pops of color? I cannot wait to see how much this room transforms over the next month!