Hey Friends! We are about halfway through our summer bathroom renovation, which is good timing because we are about half way through summer. My goal was to have everything back to normal (ish) by the time school starts in September. If you didn’t see on Instagram in early July we gutted our one and only full bathroom and are converting our old master closet into a master bathroom! So far it’s been going smoothly. We have an amazing contractor that is kicking butt and moving the project along! We have GC’ed our own projects before, like when we did a basement over at our first home but now with two kids and busy work schedules we knew we needed someone that could handle all the permits and all the sub contractors. Plus, all the unforseen issues that can come up when renovating an older home.
This week the walls are going up and the plaster is being done. So far all the permits have passed and the rooms are really starting to take shape. As we move closer to the plaster phase and the tile phase I know the choosing paint color phase is also getting closer. I’m gitty with excitement to finally have updated bathrooms AND our own master bath! Sharing a bathroom with two growing kids was getting a bit challenging (to say the least).
All the tile for the bathroom projects are from Merola Tile which can be found at Home Depot and I’ll link them below for you so you have the names for them. The kids bathroom will feature this cool navy blue start pattern on the floor, an organic looking subway tile and then a hex pattern inside the niche wall. I’m going to bring in other touches of blue with accessories, some flat black in the vanity light and wall hooks as well as chrome finishes.
The tile for the master bath is a bit more sophisticated and timeless. My goal and vision for our bathroom was to create a luxurious feel in a small bathroom. To accomplish this I choose statement fixtures in champagne bronze (which I’ll link again at the bottom of the post) and then I will mix in some polished nickle in the vanity light and faucet. Both of those finishes have warm tones so they will mix together very nicely! The tile is neutral and I plan to keep the color scheme neutral as well to let the tile be the focal point. I chose this beautiful design for the floor and the scallop for the shower walls with a soft gray grout to keep the design subtle. A simple white penny for the floor with dark gray grout colors to carry in that contrast from the field tile.
How’s that for some moulding inspo? As you can see from the in progress photos we decided to do a half-wall in our master to give a little separation from the toilet area and shower. We would love to do some type of wood moulding detail. Definitely, in the kids bathroom we are doing a simple board and batten with hooks for towels, painted in Decorator’s white and then a pop of bold color above that.
The reason I’m not doing a color on the board and batten is because I want the kids toilet to blend in with white wood work as it’s the first thing you see when you walk up our stairs. It’s an unfortunate placement for sure, but it’s not something we could afford to change.
Keep in mind that the paint colors will only be on a the above sections of the wall due to the use of some type moulding (board and batten, etc.) inspired by the above pictures.
I’m so excited about the potential color I chose for the kids bath! I love that it’s called “Comet” and we have a star floor. Promise it’s not an outer space theme! 😉 It’s just a coincidence as I was looking for a bold color with blue/gray almost slate, it also will have a little purple undertone in certain light but since it’s in a kids boy/girl bathroom I think it is perfect. Comet will only be on two small wall sections, it will bring a nice balance to all the white tile, toilet and vanity in the room.
For our bathroom I choose a gray/beige color called Collingwood. I wanted something a bit traditional and neutral but that wasn’t too warm, too cool, too light or too dark. This will make all the white tile and white vanity pop. All the trim and if we do some type of moulding will be in Decorator’s White. Now I just need to decide to add a moulding detail to our toilet nook area or just paint it all Collingwood and move on?
That’s all the updates I have for you now. Thank you for stopping by! I can’t wait to share the final reveal with you all.