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Our kids’ bathroom remodel is finally complete! I’m so excited to share the big reveal with you today! The transformation is unbelievable! This small bathroom was “blah” before and felt, well, tiny! So we completely changed the layout and it looks and feels like a totally different room!
Here’s what it looked like before:
After “making do” with this space for over 5 years, we decided it was time for a revamp! Our four kids all share this bathroom, so our main goal was to make it functional for them. The door opened up into the toilet, so we knew we needed to find a solution for that.
The space felt so cramped! The layout was just not working. There was very limited storage, tile was cracked, and plumbing was dated, so we went for it!
This also happens to be our guest bathroom, so we wanted to make it nice for everyone who would be using it.
There are phases of emotions in every home remodel. You feel so much excitement and stress and wonder if you’re making the right decisions all along the way. You also wonder if your house will ever be clean again, haha! But every time, it’s so worth it!
We didn’t have a contractor for this remodel. I wanted to find and hire people to do the work myself. I wanted to feel like I was more involved in the process. Over our years of remodeling, we’ve happened upon some really great experts, so I was confident we didn’t need a contractor, and I have no regrets in making this decision.
I selected and purchased all of the materials, hired out the work, and then made sure it got done to our specifications.
So many hours of labor went into this space! There were lots of snags and setbacks, as there always are when renovating an old home (ours was built in the 1950’s!). We ended up needing to have it completely re-plumbed. The pipes were old and in desperate need of an update. The walls were thick plaster and when the plumber cut out a section to move pipes, he recommended starting from square one and having them torn down instead of trying to match new material with the old seamlessly. We had a major snowstorm come through, which prevented the guys from getting to our home and doing work for the better part of a week.
The entire process took 6-7 weeks. I’m absolutely obsessed with the outcome! I went back and forth between a choice of patterned tile or wood-looking tile. Ultimately, I wanted this space to be a continuation of the rest of our home. I wanted it to have lots of character and be fun, since it is a kids’ bathroom. I’m so glad I selected this tile! It adds so much interest and yet keeps the space neutral so I can change the decor elements.
I was pretty sure from the beginning of the process that I wanted painted cabinets. I scoured Pinterest for the perfect green colored cabinets and happened upon this gorgeous “Pewter Green” color from Sherwin Williams. I knew instantly this was the winning option!
We hired our cabinet guy to build these custom cabinets, and he did fabulous work, as always. It’s so nice to have counter space, even just a little bit! The cabinet hardware and bronze sink and shower fittings are from Home Depot.
I snagged a white quartz remnant from our local countertop store. You can’t see from the photo, but it has very light veining details.
We had to have all of the electrical outlets moved, but it gave us the opportunity to add a new outlet so the kids can charge their toothbrushes.
My husband found this industrial modern farmhouse vanity light fixture on Amazon and I’m in love!
When floor space is limited, you find ways to incorporate storage into the walls. We had our cabinet guy build a tall medicine cabinet so each of our four kids would have a shelf inside to store toiletries.
Then we installed this industrial corner shelf system so the kids would have a place, other than the small counter, to charge their electric toothbrushes. It’s also perfect for extra towel storage.
I scored these adorable towel hooks at a local home decor shop.
My husband and I designed and built this barn door. I stained it with Early American stain by Varathane. We used this sliding barn door hardware kit to install it.
My husband installed this hook and eye latch for privacy.
I painted the walls white in Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.
All of the tile (both on the floor and in the shower area) is from Arizona Tile.
The towels, rug, shower curtain, and round mirror are from Target.
When I selected this large white rectangular tile for the shower/bath area, I had the intention of having them lay it horizontally. But when our tile guy explained that there would be one very small row of the tile at the bottom, I opted to keep all of the tiles as large as possible and have it laid vertically. I’m glad I made this last-minute decision, because it made the room look taller!
Rotating the bath to the back of the room also gave us the ability to have a tiled bench, so the shower area feels much more spacious.
Switching the layout of this space really opened it up! It no longer feels like a small bathroom. Our kids have a happy space where they can get ready. I can’t help but smile every time I enter this room! One more project checked off our list!
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