Oh the DIY bathroom renovation! Make sure to read the post last week in case you missed how it looked before. Let me recap: it was dark, the floors had holes in them, the walls were soaking up water from leaks coming from the toilet and shower and there was a full linen/closet and drywall section. How did we improve the space?
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We removed all the old flooring, some subfloor sections, the drywall and moved the electrical outlets and switches.
We did add a small half-wall to frame around two sides of the tub and separate the toilet area.
The long part of the half-wall contains three little cubbies for soaps/shampoos, each measuring about 1′ x 1′ (but probably closer to 9″ x 9″- after we added the cement board and tiles).
A few months after finishing the bathroom, we had glass installers add a small piece to the wall. I wasn’t planning on having a piece of glass there, but whenever the Husband showered the water would get all over the toilet for some reason (yep, never an issue when it was me in there!). They also cut our mirror at the same time.
Because I thought we would have the one wall up while I was still planning the space, I bought a tall skinny linen closet so it would fit within those constraints. We also added an open shelving unit for our towels and toilet paper (etc.). Originally, the wall was supposed to divide these two cabinets, but since removing it we were able to butt them up together.
Removing the closet and drywall section really opened up the space and brightened it up as well! At one point I had plants on the tall cabinet… but… they didn’t last :(
And for anyone who was wondering, here is that sneaky door I talked about last week (that goes into our bedroom). I also have a Scentsy warmer plugged in 24/7, so that way you don’t have to turn on the bathroom light if you have to pee in the middle of the night (and it smells good!).
Looking at the bathroom from that door you see the East wall with the toilet, tub and cabinets.
Adding the double vanity also brought in a lot of storage space to our bathroom… but it was tricky to find one that had drawers on both sides (most of them had drawers that ran down the middle). And I really wanted drawers on each side (one side for me, one side for the Husband).
The countertop was one seamless piece that included the sinks, so it was very easy to install. All we had to worry about was adding the faucets!
Atop our lower cabinet sit some little monkeys that I thought went perfectly with our bathroom! They were a gift from a friend, along with the sea star behind them too.
Now, if you remember the image of our bathroom before/during renovations, and compare it to this one – it’s a drastic change. You may also notice that it is a lot less messy too, but this isn’t how it is all the time… trust me! What is missing are the towels, which are usually white or dark green, and some counter stuff including our toothbrushes, soap dispenser etc. (but that’s a little DIY project I’ll show you another day!).
- Vanity Top (Lowes)
- Bathtub: Lowes (similar bathtub here)
- Vanity: Lowes (similar vanity here, and another vanity here)
- Bathmat: Ikea
- Chrome Faucets (I think Home Depot)
- Vanity lights (similar style light here)
- Dual Flush Toilet: Costco (similar style toilet here)
- Tall Linen Cabinet: Rona
- Open Shelves: Canadian Tire
- Fan: Home Depot (similar)
- Ceramic Tiles: Rona (similar tiles here)
- Glass Tiles: Home Depot (similar tiles here)
Would you be able to paint your bathroom a bright orange colour? I figured since we went with a really neutral tile colour, it would be super easy to switch up the paint and really change how the whole space feels (maybe a super light green would look nice?). But I haven’t gotten tired of the orange yet, and it does go well with the rest of the décor this time of year :)
Have you ever tackled your own DIY bathroom renovation? Was it necessary (ie: fixing leaks) or purely for aesthetic purposes? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!