Tom and I bought our house several years ago with grand plans for many renovations. Life happens, of course and just when we had put some money away for home improvements something would come up. A broken water main, roof repair, new air ducts… you name it, we needed it. All of these repairs were things that took priority, and rightfully so.
Today I am happy to tell you that we have jumped into the home renovation lifestyle and are FINALLY starting our bathroom redo! YAY!!! This is the worst room in the house, by far. Thankfully it’s also the smallest room in the house. A good place to start! Here is the before…
It’s tiny, right? So tiny! Tom started taking things down before I thought to get a pic, so the medicine cabinet and shower curtain had already been removed, but you get the idea. Gross. Gross. Again I say, gross. I forgot to point out the incredibly lovely tile design, never mind the holes and cracks.
Small bathrooms can be really tough to design, but we did a lot of looking online and found some design inspiration that we really liked. Here are a few of the bathrooms that I liked…
This painted bead board is really pretty. I love the light fixture too!
All of these ideas are great, but we were looking for something that looked like it would work in our size and shape of bathroom. The other day Tom texted me and said that he had found our bathroom. When I saw it I had to agree. It is perfect for our space and I love everything about it!
The dimensions are a little bit different, but the layout is exactly the same as our bathroom. What do I love about this bathroom? Where do I start?
- The penny tile design on the floor is simple and adorable without being too busy.
- The walk in shower is something that I have always wished we could do, but I thought our bathroom would be too small. Guess what? It’s not! YAY!
- I love the subway tile!
- The curved lines on the front half-wall of the shower echo the curved line at the ceiling. LOVE.
- The tilted mirror is awesome.
- The interior of the shower will not be marble, probably more subway tile.
- We may extend the half-wall up by a little bit for a tiny bit more privacy.
- Our bathroom door is actually to the left. We have wall space on the right side of the door wall where we would like to put in recessed shelving in lieu of a medicine cabinet, that way we can have a mirror like this one.
- We would like a sink like this…