Our upstairs bathroom is by far the worst room in the house. When we bought the house, it looked like this
I wish I could give you a dramatic before and after comparison – but it still pretty much looks like that. 🙂 Much like the kitchen, this room is actually in worse condition now than it was the day we bought it – and that’s unfortunate because it’s the only full bathroom we have in the house.
There is a large hole between the linoleum floor and the hardwood in the hall, the plaster is peeling, the tiles have started randomly falling off the walls, one of the glass shades on the light fixture is broken, and neither of the faucets function very well. I can’t even begin to tell you (and I’m definitely not showing you) the terrible condition of the bathtub – it’s the stuff nightmares are made of.
Needless to say, this room is the room I want to tackle next. Fortunately I have a pretty good idea what I would like to do in here. Want to see?
I love the classic look of white tiles in a bathroom, so I’m planning on sticking with simple white hex tiles for the floor, and white subway tiles for the tub surround and walls.
We have already purchased this toilet
And this light fixture
And I like this medicine cabinet
We plan on reglazing the bathtub, and I may just have the pedestal sink reglazed at the same time – I haven’t completely decided if I want to do that or get a new sink. Either way, a pedestal sink will be there.
We have absolutely no storage in here, so I’d like to make as much use of the wall space between the studs as I can. I think I’d like to do a small built-in to the left of the sink, and maybe a larger one over the toilet. The toilet wall backs up to our hall linen closet so we could borrow a good chunk of room from the closet to allow for towel/toiletry storage in the bathroom.
Overall, I’m looking to create a clean, calm, classic room with a touch of “old”. 🙂 I’m working off these pictures as inspiration.
What do you think of my bathroom plans so far? It’s a pretty small space – any suggestions for maximizing storage in a space like this? Share with me below!