My Bathroom Renovation: Day 1

We are finally embarking on a bathroom renovation for our one and only full bathroom. Yes it's going to be an interesting few weeks in the Dunham household but totally worth it in the end (I hope!) When we bought this house, I knew the bathroom would be the first big project to tackle.  It's just....ugly.  Pink, pink, pink, and maybe the ugliest light/mirror combo ever.  Here are some before photos.

I'm project managing this myself with my sub contractors, and am praying we can get this done in 2 weeks (I know, I know - not that realistic but you never know!). Wish me luck.

Now onto the plan. I want to lighten it up and modernize it, but not too modern (this is a 1920's colonial).  I've opted for a blue, hexagon cement tile floor from Clé Tile on the floors and standard matte white subway on the walls.  I am SO excited for this floor.  Yes it will require more maintenance but it's going to be so beautiful.  I explored something more funky from Clé, but felt that a solid blue in a fun shape would be more timeless.

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I also opted for a wall hung vanity from Kohler.  It's a small space, so this will allow us to store the scale and kids step stool underneath.  Plus I think it will be easier to clean and eliminate the tiny crevice that existed between the tub and vanity before.  The walnut finish will warm up the space a bit.

I really wanted to do matte black finishes in the entire bathroom, however, had to be mindful of budget as this finish is quite a bit more.  I went with a matte black faucet and light fixture, however, in the tub we'll be doing chrome to keep us in budget.  Since we use a shower curtain, it will mainly be hidden anyway.

A new toilet will make it's way into the space and we'll be changing the rough from a 14" to a 12" to save a few extra inches of space. The tub is cast iron and we opted to keep it to save money.  And to my surprise, when we opened the wall we found a hole perfect for a recessed medicine cabinet, so I ordered one with a brass finish this morning which should arrive on Wednesday. 

I can't wait to share the after with you!  In the meantime, I'll be sharing posts and stories on my Instagram feed so feel free to follow along.

Cheers!

Rachel