Thrilled to finally be able to share our new guest bathroom reveal with all of you… This space has taken on a complete overhaul from floor to ceiling and all I have to say is, thank goodness!!
Our 20 year old home had no upgrades in any of the bathrooms and this secondary bathroom was in horrible shape when we purchased the home. Not only was this space tired looking but there had been a leak in the bathroom that caused all kinds of issues. As a result we had to gut everything down to the studs. We even had to remove the sub-floor to double check for mold and to see how the insulation looked underneath.
Let’s begin with the bathroom before renovation ~
Oak and linoleum are two words that come to mind with these before pictures. While it may not look that bad.. the space was so dark and the previous leaks caused many issues. We knew this would be a tear out from the beginning.
Even though we needed to work some magic on this space, I have to admit I was thrilled to have the opportunity to change everything. Prior to renovation this bathroom was dark and small.. It’s a Jack and Jill so there were two doors entering the bathroom. For some reason someone thought to add another to separate the vanity space from the shower. There is simply no reason for an interior wall and door in such a small space so we immediately made the decision to remove both. As soon as the wall was removed the room doubled in size and light flooded the space. We were thrilled with the difference.
This original Jack and Jill bathroom housed a built in small vanity with 2 sinks. To allow for more counter space I placed an extra wide RH Kent vanity with a single sink in it’s place. It holds just the right amount of cabinets and drawers for my guests.
Love the polished nickel Grafton pulls that came with this piece.
As to the floor, I went with an all marble design from Jeffrey Court. The tiny gray and white hex tiles look so cute in this space and the shape is one I have always loved. They also compliment the marble countertop on the RH vanity and the marble material elevates the bathroom to a more upscale look and style that I love.
I have to bring your attention to the gorgeous glass egg knobs from Emtek. These Hampton knobs fit so comfortably in the hand I have them on almost every door in the house. We are crazy about them!
Pretty little fur throw is from Hobby Lobby.
I kept with my all white theme in the house by selecting a beautiful white subway tile with bevel edge from Sonoma tile for the shower and niche. I love the interest and detail it provides especially as I’ve carried the tile all the way to the ceiling. The grout in the bathroom is Bright White from Bostik. I have found this to be the brightest white available and used it everywhere in my home… including the kitchen.
I deliberately left the glass doors off from the shower area and instead chose to hang a clean white waffle shower curtain from PB.. I hate the grime so often found in door slides. Plus, they cut off the room visually which is exactly what I didn’t want.
The Yates double sconces from Lamps Plus are a key feature in this bathroom. Not only do I love their design but the shine and size help fill the large wall. Having two sconces on either side of the mirror makes this room so light and bright… Important for my guests and Emma.
I placed a RH Lugarno train rack to hold the towels in this bathroom just above the toilet and right next to the bathtub for convenience. I found that I loved the one in the master so much I wanted our guests to experience the convenience as well.
Accessories always make a space… I placed a pretty toilet paper stand next to the toilet rather than drilling holes into my new vanity. I also love the polished nickel Newberry piece from Restoration Hardware. Extra rolls of TP is kept in a glass container right next to it for easy refills.
You may notice the lower placed outlet in these pictures also. I made sure to have one installed on both sides of the vanity below counter height and out of site. I hate unsightly outlets in the middle of walls.
You may remember from my Master Bath before and after (click here to see more) my favorite Brizo polished nickel faucet. I love it’s classic style and warm polished nickel shine so much that I placed this piece in all the bathrooms in my home.
I found my rectangular mirror at Homegoods. It’s one of the prettiest I have seen for the price (just $99) and it’s narrower size fits perfectly between the sconces.
We are so happy with how this beautiful space has turned out… It just goes to show that any room can be made elegant and stylish without going crazy with color and design. Sometimes I find simple and clean is best when approaching small spaces.