Monday, March 18, 2013

Bathroom Reno: Part 4: Finished!

I'm back with some "finished" photos of our hall bathroom. The fact that this house had two full baths was a huge selling point for us...and now that the guest bathroom is fresh and new, we are even more thankful. We're so happy with how it turned out. And as with any project, there are still some little things we need to touch up but we'll do those as we go :)



Love the new color in the bathroom! We wanted to choose something that would highlight the hex tile but wouldn't darken the room too much since it is such a small space - we really wanted it to feel light and airy. We ended up with Benjamin Moore Gray Timber Wolf which is a blue gray. (Side note: so far - 100% of our gray colors in this house have been named after animals :) ) 

I feel like this ties in really well with our other colors - we have a light blue in the living room, dining room, and hall. We have gray in the master bedroom, and a brown gray in the guest bedroom. I like that the hall bathroom ties in both the grays and the blue. 

You'll also notice we decided to do wood molding on the bottom, rather than tile (which was there previously). We love love love the wood molding!

It's always hard to take pictures of a small space that has no natural light but here's another attempt...

We opted to have no permanent bath mat on the floor since this bathroom is primarily used for the toilet and sink, and only occasionally for the shower. The white bathmat hangs on the towel rod and can be used for shower time, and in the meantime, it doesn't cover up the star of the show - the hex tile. It made me giddy to think of our guests using a fancy bathmat like in a hotel :) The bathmat, hand towel, and hand towel ring are all from Target. We re-used the glass shelf and towel rod from our other bathroom, since they were both brushed nickel. Same with the toilet paper holder (not seen - on the other wall).

We chose not to upgrade the mirror and light for now. I think I will just eventually frame out the mirror to fancy it up (it's pretty well attached to the wall and doesn't seem like it will detach easily). And then we'll get a simple light to go above.

We decided to hang the hand towel higher up so that it also hides the outlet below. #winwin

Love the brushed nickel fixtures in the photo below! 

Speaking of brushed nickel - here's a close up of our new sink faucet and drain. We went with a Moen brand from Lowe's. Love the curves and the clean look.

And here's a before picture of the toilet area...


We ended up having to hire someone to replace our toilet flange so we had them also reinstall our toilet. While we were at it, we decided to buy a new toilet when we heard about a $100 rebate through the City of Raleigh if you buy water-efficient toilet. It's awesome and about 1 million times better than our old toilet. It was also awesome to have someone else install it because it was giving Rob a lot of trouble. We later found it that was because the top of the flange was broken off and there was nowhere to install the bolts :) Made us feel a lot better that we replaced it.

Since we had someone there to do the labor, we bought another toilet for the master bathroom while we were at it - and that made a huge difference as well. The one in our master bath was original to the house! I.e. it was from 1959. It was really low and did not flush well - we never knew we could love a new toilet so much :)

Above the toilet, we opted to not reinstall the white cabinet because it opened up the space so much by not having it in there. Eventually, I want to hang some art and a shelf above the toilet that will be smaller and more light/airy.

Before picture of the shower coffin:

And after!

Again, we chose a brushed nickel curtain rod & curtain rings. The only shower rod we could find that was brushed nickel was 41" and we needed 39.5" so Rob somehow cut it down to fit. So lucky to have a creative & handy husband! The (wrinkled) ruffled shower curtain is from Target, as well as curtain rod and rings. (Sensing a theme?)

You also may notice a small white strip next to the shower on the wall...that's where we need to putty over the rebar coming out from the shower, prime and paint it. Another small project we'll get to eventually :)

We also opted to not reinstall this little gem:

And instead had Elier install this corner shelf (bought from Lowe's):

We decided that with that and the soap dish (seen kind of in the left hand bottom corner), there is plenty of space for shower accessories. The shower head and handle are new from Lowe's as well - Pfister brand.

And here are some more marble pictures, because I can't get enough.

Love this marble slab separating the shower and bathroom floor.

Terrible lighting and not a good picture of the color of the tile but I love the ruffled shower curtain and think it looks so pretty next to the hex tile.

That's a wrap for now, folks! Next up - basement renovation and nursery decorating!


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