I have realized a few things since owning a house. Renovating a fixer-upper is not as glamourous as I pictured. Shocking. It goes slow. So slow, especially when you are paying for everything as you go (aka no credit cards). I want to buy all the things and do all the things, but it is what it is. It is probably a good thing because I won’t buy things without being absolutely sure it is the best product for the space. I’ll have months and months to plan for something before I can actually buy it. Silver lining?
Anyway, the first room we are planning on fixing is the guest bathroom. This is not the full reno that we have planned (that will have to come at a later date).
First, I gathered an inspiration photo. I was going for something fresh and moody. I think this fits the bill.
I like the clean look that the white walls provide, besides, a bathroom should always look clean, right? I love the dark cabinets and darker hued rug paired with the light walls. This is a bathroom I wouldn’t mind taking a nice long shower in. Add some lit candles and you have perfection.
Here is what I came up with:
Here are the guest bathroom plans:
- Tile floor. We aren’t able to rip out this tile yet and replace with my dream tile, down the road we will but for now I’ve decided to stain the grout a lighter color to match the tile instead of the dirty poop color that it is now. Is it brown? Red? Grey? Who knows.
- Replace fixtures. Replace towel racks, robe hook, and toilet paper bar. The faucet and shower fixtures will have to wait when we are able to replace the tile, floor, and bath.
- Replace door and door knobs.
- Paint walls.
- Repaint vanity. We can’t replace vanity yet, so I plan to paint it a darker color and replace current pulls and knobs with pretty brass hardware.
- Window treatment.
- Replace lights. There is awful, awful track lighting and 2 recessed lights that HAVE BEEN PAINTED OVER (why!????!).
I’m so excited to see how this turns out. Since we don’t have much to spend on this project, I guess you could call it a budget renovation. I’ve already stained the floor grout. Stay tuned to see how that turned out! Spoiler alert, it took a lot of time to complete.