Small Bathroom Makeover

anne marie bathroom redesign before

Julie and her husband had just purchased a home in a lovely country setting. The house had good bones and a great floor plan for their family but needed a few updates. The first on the list was the hall bathroom. The bathroom, typical of many homes, is only 49 square feet with a basic builders grade maple vanity, plastic countertop, and a performed tub/shower. Although Julie loves a more transitional/contemporary style, this house called for some farmhouse touches.

Keeping the plumbing in the same location was a great help in managing the budget. By doing so, she was able to upgrade some features to really give the bathroom a distinct personality.

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anne marie bathroom redesign after

By vertically installing white painted shiplap walls, it gave the room height and texture. The floor tile laid in a herringbone pattern visually expanded the space and helped make the room really eye catching.

Julie found a wonderful antique dresser that she knew would make the perfect vanity once she installed a quartz top. After modifying the top drawers to allow for a sink, she hand painted them with navy chalk paint and used a distressing technique to give them an aged feel – Julie knew she had her statement piece.

In order to complete the look, the last thing Julie needed was a mirror and light fixtures. Narrowing it down to one light fixture was a challenge, as there are many styles, but the Edison sconces looked great on the shiplap walls and complemented the vanity. Julie’s husband gave the mirror a distressed look, providing the finishing touches for the piece.

Julie loves to take baths but like many of us, hates cleaning the grout in the shower/bath area. The perfect solution for her was a matte white solid surface material. Adding in a brushed nickel faucet and shower system gave her the modern touches to make it all her own.

This was a wonderful project that just shows how a small bathroom can really be transformed by the careful selection of materials and finishes.