This project got completed literally the last day of the year. The guest bath reveal is ready! I wrote about this early in 2021 but other projects seemed to take priority.
We thought finally it was time to get the vanity out of the guest room and the tub out of the office. I have to say that once it got started it didn’t take long to finish.
A LONG TIME COMING
Have I mentioned like a million times how lucky I am to have such a handy guy around? There is nothing he cannot fix or do. In my post last year “Can This Bathroom Be Saved” I shared a mood board of ideas for this space. I loved the vanity but didn’t want everything gold. So I had picked out handles for the vanity that were chrome and gold and they have not arrived but that will tie together the different finishes.
It may be different but I’m good with it. I ordered the lights from Pottery Barn and mirror was from West Elm. The vanity is from Wayfair, I liked that it looked more like a dresser.
I am so happy to have this fresh space for our family, the dog walker and of course for me to soak.
BEFORE THE REVEAL
Before it was such a dingy space, the tile that was randomly placed in the middle of the walls was falling down. The vanity top was white, the toilet was white but the seat was cream and the tub surround was cream.
Above you can see the tile randomly placed on the wall, parts of it falling off the wall. The vanity was small. I like a vanity with drawers, I find them much for functional for me. Below is a picture of the tub surround – yuck, not my favorite.
We selected a sleek deep tub from Home Depot. As one who enjoys my baths and soaks and this was a perfect size. I can fill it up so high, definitely not a water saver.
Initially I had selected the penny tile for the niche and had picked out a dark grey glass subway tile for the accent row. Carmine suggested using the floor tile for the niche and I loved that idea so we used the penny tile for the accent row in the tub.
We tiled more all the way to the ceiling around the tub and over halfway up the other walls. This makes the space feel so clean and big when it’s actually pretty small.
The large subway tile, floor tile and penny tile are all from Floor Decor and More. A great one stop shop for all things tile and flooring.
BEHIND THE SCENES BEFORE THE REVEAL
The prep consisted of removing the old tub, it was too large to get down the steps or actually out of the bathroom alive so it had to be trashed. We upgraded the toilet to a little bit higher one (I am 62) and the two flush options for water saving.
The old tile floor had to be removed. I helped but I wasn’t that great with the demo. The sub floor was in good shape so we kept that. We put hardy board around the tub, then taped the seams. We used Redgard to increase the waterproof factor.
Some of the drywall was a hot mess so that got replaced as well. The new lights required some wiring and new electrical and a fair amount of plumbing was necessary for the lights and the handheld shower fixture.
DETAILS INSIDE THE GUEST BATH REVEAL
I like to keep my space fairly simple. We put up a hook for a towel next to the tub, and one hook behind the door for another towel. No more towel racks for me. I like to grab a towel right outside the shower.
With it being a guest bath, I keep a large jar with mini sizes of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, powder, soap, pain meds and more so my guests don’t have to ask. In the bottom drawer of the vanity is additional toilet paper, Epsom salts and more hand towels.
We added one hook for a hand towel but during Covid I typically have paper hand towels out for guests.
I doubt I’ll add anything else other than the multi tone drawer pulls for the vanity. Oh and of course a bar to help get in and out of the deep tub. New navy towels are stacked in a drawer and these gold and white hand towels go perfectly. One navy candle and a light blue hand soap and we are done!
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Do you have any upcoming bathroom remodels? What do you lean toward? I really do like the clean lines of white tile. This is the second floor I have in a bathroom that is a little busy. I’ve bought both in the clearance area of Floor Decor and More. The price is awesome and with my built in handyman our cost to redo a bathroom can’t be beat.
I hope your start of the New Year has been a good one. I’m scheduled for cataract surgery in the morning so tonight I’m keeping busy!
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