Our small cottage guest bathroom got a major overhaul and redesign this summer. It’s so exciting to share all of the details.
So far I’ve shared the guest cottage kitchen, living room, exterior, and bedroom makeovers. This may be the best transformation I’ve done yet.
Here’s a quick look at how this bathroom was created. BEFORE –
The bathroom was designed for anyone who loves gold speckled fibre glass. We started by tackling the hot water heater, which took up half of the space. On the wall outside, we were able add a little addition where all of the utilities had been moved.
We lost the window but we improved the design of the room. It was difficult to photograph this tiny guest bathroom. In some images the tiles appear purple, but in reality they are white and gray.
The Mr. had a huge job removing everything from this bathroom. It was much larger than he thought. It’s unclear why the designers decided that a small sink should be placed directly opposite the toilet. If you weren’t under 5ft2, sitting without nailing down your knees could be a problem.
We had an expert plumber in our area help us design a brand new layout. The space feels SO much larger now.
There were a few things I wondered about during the remodeling process, such as why we went with a bath tub instead of an open shower in the guest room. There is only one bathtub at our home. It was better for my future grandchildren, small children, and friends.
It’s also worth mentioning that I completed all the work. It is easier to tile a bathtub surround than an entire shower.
It was fun for me to tile the bathroom. I really like it. This was an enjoyable project for me. We purchased extra tile to allow me to extend the tile behind the toilet and sink area.
The marble herringbone floor was one tile that I didn’t enjoy using. The marble herringbone flooring would probably have worked in a brand new room, but the old cottage was not level.
Let’s just say thank goodness for this cutie rug that is hiding a few less than perfect, let’s call them “quirks”…
We added the pedestal sink after we had finished all the tilework. This was the only way to fit everything into this small space. Not having storage was kind of a bummer, but there is large closet in the kitchen that I store linens and toilet paper etc…
It felt as if there was something missing in this guest bathroom. This fun wallpaper was the result. The simple and charming lines of this wallpaper are to die for.
Although it’s difficult to tell from these pictures, the color of this sock is actually a very deep green.
Shower curtain with stripes in green continues this theme. This extra pattern looks great against the floral wall paper.
The shelf is just big enough to hold a toothbrush holder and a few small accessories.
Simple wall hooks are a great idea for small guest bathrooms. The wall hooks are smaller and more child-friendly.
The vintage prints are the best way to add some fun and character.
Look at the BEFORE and after pictures.
It’s crazy looking back on this place. Here, I need to touch up paint and caulk. It’s possible you noticed the different colors of brass I used. This doesn’t bother as much as it used to, but I might rub-nbuff some things in order to make them match.
One more room is left, as well as a lengthy punch list. After we are done with everything, I’ll do a post about the before and after of our house.