Modern Traditional Bathroom Makeover Plan : ORC Week 1
Did you know that a full bathroom renovation with is now underway? Yes! And this post has all of the fun before photos, renovation inspiration and plan of action.
Modern Traditional Bathroom Makeover
Until this summer, my finished basement was stuck in the green and gold era of the early 2000’s. Admittedly, it was a shameful embarrassment and a sad blight on the family name, but renovations take time and I was plenty busy with upgrades on the main floor.
And then this happened.
The air conditioner went completely haywire and soaked the basement floor.
Welcome to My Nightmare
It took a professional mitigation team with all of their big fans and dehumidifiers a week to dry out the mess. And at the end, furniture was piled in the safe areas accompanied by piles of ruined carpet and bare basement floors in the other. ***sigh***
Thankfully, getting bids from contractors took weeks and weeks. And although that slow, slow process was super frustrating, it was such a blessing in the end. The delay gave me time to come up with a design plan that I really, really wanted and not just a quick fix to an outdated and water-soaked space. And at the top of the list was a commitment to do the repairs in phases so that the entire space was actually upgraded, not just cosmetically recovered.
Phase One : Full Bathroom Renovation
First up is the small, but amazingly functional full bath.
Looking left from the door is a cabinet, a shower and a big, big closet.
And to the right from the door is the pedestal sink and toilet.
To get the creative juices going, I followed my Googling fingers straight to Pinterest. Don’t ya just love, love, love this black and white bath by Jenni over at I Spy DIY ??
Photo credit : I Spy DIY
Or how about this fresh and airy black and white space with a pop of teal? #swoon I am still looking for the owner of this photo so if anyone knows, please let me know and I’ll add a link and show credit.
Photo credit: Unknown
And last, but absolutely not least, is this fabulous vanity by BrePurposed. To see the entire bathroom, please click the link below the photo.
In this challenge, I’ll share how these three photos inspired…. not a copy-cat, but a unique bathroom design for my basement bath. And plan to specifically cover:
How to make small spaces look and feel larger.
How to interview contractors/subcontractors.
What I learned about drop ceilings and ceiling tiles.
What I learned about buying good tile and shower fixtures.
How to use inspiration photos to create your own unique space.
How to refinish and water”proof” furniture to use as a bathroom vanity.
Unlike previous renovations, contractors are needed since the bath requires gutting it to the studs, reconfiguring the shower, and a drain repair dug two-feet down through the concrete and into the clay dirt. But rest assured, the design plan and surface finishes are all DIY.
I do hope you will join me on this journey and ask any questions you may have along the way.
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