Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bathroom Renovation: The Before and The Inspiration

It has been years coming....but we have finally begun our main bathroom renovation!!  When we bought the house, there were three things we needed/wanted to reno. The first was the unfinished basement, the second was the dated kitchen and the third was the nasty main bathroom.  The basement and kitchen were both completed within the first 6 months of moving in.  This May will be 4 years in this house, I think it may be about time to tackle the bathroom! Now this bathroom has some issues including mold around the bath fixtures and in the shower wall tile grout, the walls are green and in pretty rough shape, the linoleum is pink and blue with green paint splatters, the tub, toilet and sink are all a dirty almond colour and although don't look that bad, the cabinets are a cheap laminate which is slowly chipping away revealing the particle board underneath.  With Penny's arrival quickly approaching, it was important to me to get this bathroom cleaned up and looking pretty since we will be spending a lot of time in there bathing and cleaning the cloth diapers.  We expect to be done by mid May.  So far, the shower has been demoed and the new tub and surround shower has been put in, thanks to Mr. Loonie and our amazing friend. The next step will be replacing the cabinets and counter top which are expected to arrive in 2 more weeks.  First, the before shots:

Now, for the inspiration picture:

I love everything about this picture including the hexagon tile, white cabinets, chrome details, bead board wainscotting, dark grey paint job and light counter tops! So my goal is to pretty much re-create this look but I am sure on much less of a budget.  I have created a board showing items we have already purchased, diy projects and items on the wish list.

1. Countertop - Formica FX line, colour: Travertine Silver purchased
2. Frame out existing mirror
3. Hexagon Floor Tile (currently pricing out - cheapest so far $4.99sq/ft, we need approx. 50sq.ft)
4. Bead Board Shaker Style cabinets (see design I selected below) purchased
5. Option for towel storage for wall on either side of cabinet
6. Retro Style lighting
7. Price Pfister lavatory facet and matching shower set purchased
8. Apothecary Jars own
9. Above the counter sink  purchased at Rona (see here)
10. 3 piece bath and shower purchased
11. White waffle shower curtain purchased
12. Chevron bath mat
13. Train Rack for towel storage (for wall above toilet)
14. Vintage botanical prints in silver frames (there are a lot of free printables to be found)

*A new toilet has also already been purchased.
**Note: The toilet, 3 piece shower and bath, sink and faucets were all picked up at Rona on their "15% off Bathroom Product" promotion last month, for all under $1400! Steal of a deal!

Cabinet design (24"drawers, 30" doors, 24" drawers):