This week, I decided to share our guest bathroom renovation. If you've visited my blog before, you know that we began doing some renovations to our home after our darling daughter left for college. As we like to say, we figure the new stuff is safe now! The guest bath was Cait's while she lived at home. We affectionately call her "aqua girl", due to the extraordinary amount of time that she spends in the shower! Needless to say, 18 years of this had taken its toll. We basically took this room to the studs, as there was some water damage behind the tile. Also, in this day and age of "full disclosure" the before pictures were actually taken in my mom's guest bath. We were so happy to start ripping out our old bath that we never thought to take before pictures! Our bath was identical except we had nasty linoleum floors, and our lovely "faux marble" counter was green as opposed to yellow. Also, our shower has a window and the white ceramic tile covered the entire stall. Other than that, everything is identical. I guess those vanities and linen cabinets were a "builder's special", as our homes were built within a year of each other.
Old shower enclosure with white ceramic tile
New shower area - modern glass doors, new window and travertine tile
Old builder grade vanity
New modern vanity and sink. This was a steal at Home Depot - clearance floor model $99.00! It does have a scratch on the back, but I figure the wall didn't care tee hee.
Old "built in" linen closet
New linen closet. This is actually part of a wardrobe line from Ikea - it fit perfectly, but oh the little cloud of blue words while assembling this. It is almost exactly the height of the room, and the room is very small, so it went together fine but trying to squeeze it into the niche . . .
Detail of the ceiling. At the time that we redid this room, we had no idea how easy it was to remove popcorn from the ceiling, so our fix was to put beadboard up. I actually like the way it came out and it was certainly less messy.
Close up of the travertine. We used smaller tumbled travertine for the trim (also around the window in the shower area). I like the contrast of the textures.
Finished view from the hallway. My husband laughed because for the first month after we finished this he would find me in the doorway just looking at the room!
Hope you enjoyed our bathroom renovation. Now pop on over to Susan's to see all the other great before and after posts!