It is almost bittersweet that I write this post today, as it wraps up the final bathroom renovation reveal for our lakehouse. However, considering we have now been in this home for over three years, I guess I should just get on with it already! In case you missed the other bathroom renovations, make sure you catch up on the downstairs bathroom, powder room and guest bathroom.
If you remember back to my Master Bedroom reveal, our room is the smallest bedroom in the house. When it came to choosing a bathroom, we kept the trend going and picked the smaller of the two upstairs bathrooms. Given the layout of the house, it just seemed to make the most sense. Our room is tucked away in the back corner of the house, offering the most privacy. And truthfully, I'm not one to spend hours in front of the mirror getting ready, so my bathroom use is pretty minimal. But, what it may lack in size, it makes up for in personality!
But before we get too far, let's take it back to where it all began with some Before pictures.
The one thing this bathroom had going for itself was that it worked...something that could not be said about a couple other of the bathrooms. So, we were off on a positive note there! Initially I think this was probably the key factor that deemed this the master bathroom. However, it didn't remain a functioning bathroom for long, as we quickly demoed the entire room. Once the room was cleared out, it was easier to start envisioning how I wanted to piece it back together.
Here is the scope of work...
- Replace flooring
- New vanity
- New toilet
- New bathtub
- Create custom bathtub panel
- Add subway tile in shower
- New shower and sink fixtures
- Update electrical and light fixtures
- Remove basebaord heating
- New trim
- Replace door
- Install wallpaper
I think that covers everything. In general, we kept all major items in the same location, but just gave it a much needed facelift, swapping out honey oak and brown decor for bright white and fresh styling.
The end result...bright and cheery and of course...blue and white!
So, let's talk details. We'll start with the shower. In general I wanted to maintain a classic, timeless look. I don't think you can get much more classic than your traditional subway tile, especially when you pair it with dark grout. We tiled the shower all the way to the ceiling which helps to elongate the space, making it feel larger.