The Guest Bath

February 22, 2011

I’m excited to say that our downstairs remodel is about 95% done, all that needs to be done is a little more decorating and I can deal with that because that’s the fun part!

The process was long and messy but totally worth it.  We love having family over and it’s so nice that they basically get a whole floor all to themselves!

One of the most important rooms to finish was the downstairs bathroom next to the guest room.

Here is what it looked like when we moved in.

Luckily the framing was done and most of the electrical and plumbing was started making it easier for our awesome go to contractor.  (Yea, we’re not DIY’ers!)

We kept the flooring the same in the bathroom as the rest of the basement, a vinyl wood floor.  I like a consistent look when it comes to flooring and since it’s vinyl it’s a great choice for the bathroom.  The lighting and cabinets are a bit modern but I like the clean lines and I warmed the space up with some traditional decorative touches.  Both items were specially ordered from Menards. And we additionally had to call specialist in drain unclogging Oakland County.

Here is the after!

I opted not to use a bath mat or bath rug for the space and just a regular rug, when designing spaces remember to use non-traditional items.  I think a normal rug warms the space up.  The rug is from Home Goods.  The shower curtain is from Target, I almost always use touches of black in my rooms, I think it anchors the space.  The large print is from World Market and the artwork above the toilet was painted by me.

I splurged on royal velvet towels because I think its nice to make your guest feel welcomed!  The mirror is from Target, the bird from Silver in the City, a great store in Indianapolis, the plate, ZGallerie and the painting is another creation I did with my daughter.  (It’s paint by number!)  If you throw artwork in a frame it really takes it to the next level!

The shower is a very large walk in.  I went for my good ol’ standby…subway tile.  It brightens the space so the shower doesn’t feel like a cave, its clean, fresh, timeless and very affordable.

The shower head was installed in the ceiling instead of the wall! Another tip with any bathroom remodel, invest in a really good ceiling fan, one that is quiet and one that really gets rid of the damp air, you worked hard and spent alot of money on your space, don’t skimp on the fan!

Once again another look!

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    1. Beautiful makeover Laurie!! Loved the “after” pics. Like someone said above I would love to have that bathroom as a guest. The regular rug feels and looks so warm 🙂

    1. I love your bathroom remodel, it looks so fresh. It looks like your bathroom is large…which is so great.
      Come visit my mini bathroom make-over….what fun! Dianntha

    1. Wow, a beautiful job well done. the choice of decorating is very nice. I agree about the rug totally. Love your art.
      Hugs, Jeanne

    1. what a great space! i love the light fixture and the modern sink!

    1. Wow – looks amazing and so large and roomy. Love that. The shower looks great too. I’m so jealous of your comapny.

    1. i love it!!! i want subway tile for my kitchen backsplash. really awesome room. thanks for sharing these at my party.

    1. OH WOW! I want my bathroom done next!! This is absolutely beautiful!
      Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

    1. This bathroom looks fantastic! You’ve done a great job! I love the idea of a bit of black to anchor the feel of the room! I can really see what you mean!

      Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a great weekend!

      Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. This is great! Can I ask where you got the vanity/sink? I’m looking for new ones to remodel our baths. Thanks! BTW I’m also from Indy and adore Silver in the City!

    1. I LOVE the way your guest bath turned out! The subway tile looks great, and I really like the paint color. So glad I came across your blog. I’m a new follower.

    1. Wow.. what an amazing transformation. It looks gorgeous and I love the shower! (We are still in construction and I am waiting on my master bathroom!) thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

    1. Your guests won’t want to leave. My favorites here are the tile, the mirror, the sink and the shower curtain. Very stylin’
      Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.

    1. That subway tile is just too fabulous. I featured this on today’s My Crafty Weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    1. What a beautiful bathroom~ what color did you use to paint the walls?

    1. Wow! What an amazing project. I can’t believe you made something so beautiful out of basically nothing. Beautiful. Thanks for hooking up at my Weekend Link Party! Have a great day.
      Humble Homemaking

    1. this turned out so great! love it. Thanks for linking up this week. Rebecca

    1. I love what you’ve done here…quite similar to my own design style. Having a tough time finding a good gray, though. What paint did you use? Is it more of a cool or warm gray?

    1. Thanks! It’s actually called diverse beige 6079 from Sherwin Williams, it’s beige with a subtle gray tone to it. I hope this helps!

    1. This looks great! I love your floors, I love the look of wood with the durability of the vinyl. Thanks for linking this up with my Show and Share linky party.

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