Bathroom Renovation // The Plan

After sharing some bath organization tips last week, I've been excited to tell you a little more about the plans for our bathroom renovation.

Here is where we are starting.

After living in this space for two months there are a few problem areas we've identified:
  1. There is only one sink; but enough space for two sinks {60 inches} along the wall. This bathroom will be shared by all of us so it would be nice to have two sinks. The existing vanity is only 48 inches.
  2. The toilet is small. In fact, our son's potty seat won't even fit on it. Mike is almost 6' tall. Not a great combo.
  3. The laminate floor has seen better days. It's peeling up a bit around the edges and the caulking around the base of the tub needs to be re-applied.
With that in mind, we've decided to invest in a new vanity with double sinks, toilet and tile floor. Of course that is the basics and while we're working through this project we're going to make it pretty too!

modern farmhouse calm bath

1. We're going to keep our existing mirror. It's a natural wood tone, but we'll paint it white.

2. This 60" allen+roth vanity in a mocha stain has a not-too-dark wood tone which lends to a comfortable farmhouse feel. I also love the chunky furniture style feet.

3. We haven't bought our vanity top yet; but are looking at several options including white natural marble and Aspen by Evercor. If anyone has any suggestions or feedback on these materials, or something similar, I'd love to hear them.

4. Our tile is light grey with a slight wood-like grain in it's glaze.

5. This sink faucet is in an oil rubbed bronze finish and also has a farmhouse feel. 

6. We've picked out lights in an oil rubbed bronze finish as well. Originally I chose an 8" light, but  after reading Katja's post I think that these 12" sconces will really be a focal point in the room.

7. There is one small window in this bathroom. We'll either cover it in a simple bamboo shade or use a roman shade in a linen color. I think it will be one of those decisions we make after we see the room come together.

8. Every room needs some art and I'm thinking botanicals or abstract prints with plenty of green in them. We are leaving the tub as-is for now, even though it is green. The tile is in great shape and the tub is in good condition too. So, the wall art might as well complement it!

9. We already own these Ekby Shelves. They'll be functional and pretty, filled with Liden fabric bins, vintage glass bowls and a plant or two.

10. I actually really like the organic shape of this rug but it's over $400 USD for a 3'x5'... Yikes. That sticker shock makes this $10 striped Ikea rug look pretty attractive. It's a little too long, but maybe I could shorten it?

11. We own a rustic wooden bench that we'll place next to the tub. It will be the perfect spot to sit while bathing our little one.

It's still up in the air as to what exactly will be DIY'd and what we will contract. Even after reading about Gretchen's first-time tiling fun, we're still thinking about giving it a try. We've never really done a project like this though, that will actually put a room completely out of use {no sink, no toilet, etc.} So who knows {1} how long it will take and {2} what will change along the way!

I'll keep you updated ;)

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