So I wanted to start sharing some of our home renovations with you! I don’t know if you like HGTV as much as I do, but I absolutely love watching home makeovers. Mike bought a real fixer upper last year and he’s slowly been giving it a much-needed makeover. It’s so amazing watching our house transform from an outdated 1950’s eyesore into a modern and beautiful home.
When he first started the renovation, the bathroom was the first to go. It was seriously maybe one of the most hideous bathrooms I’d ever seen. The toilet, tub and sink were all dark green and the floor and walls were all yellow tile. The lighting was minimal and gloomy, there was an old heater lining the wall and the mirrors were old medicine cabinets. Even the soap dish built into the wall was creepy. Think corn on the cob meets an asylum lol – so awful!
(See.. I wasn’t kidding) I personally didn’t have any hope for the bathroom (let alone the rest of the house), but Mike had a vision and he has spent countless hours bringing it to life. We spent hours tearing it down to the studs.
He replaced all the drywall and took the wall between the tub and toilet all the way up to the ceiling. He replaced the tub with a drop-in jetted tub and built up a shower surround with a niche.
We wanted something custom and modern so we opted for this gorgeous white subway tile from Carpet Weavers with light gray grout. As for the niche, he had picked out the this navy and clear patterned tile. I was little iffy about it and it took a while to grow on me, but now I actually really like it. It definitely stands out and gives the shower a unique look.
The next step was installing new flooring and lighting and picking out paint for the walls. We ended up going with this gorgeous gray and blue tile flooring from Carpet Weavers and opted for Argos (SW 7065) paint from Sherwin Williams. It ties in perfectly with the shower niche and looks amazing with the subway tile.
On to the toilet and vanity. Being the only bathroom in the house (for now), a bigger vanity with a double sink was a necessity. Since we don’t have a hall closet, we also wanted something that would give us room to store towels and other toiletries. We chose both this soft close toilet and marble-top vanity from Menards. He also installed outlets with USB ports which has been extremely handy since we are always misplacing our phone charger blocks!
Check out the rest of the completed bathroom pictures below! The shower curtain and matching rugs are from Bed Bath & Beyond. The bamboo vanity tray with matching soap dispenser and toothbrush holder are from Target.
Stay tuned for more home makeover adventures! 🙂 I’d love to hear what you think about this bathroom remodel. Leave a comment below!