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the time has come, bathroom

The bathroom. A room in our pad that has been at the top of the “to do” list ever since we moved in. I have showed this shot below of the room in our house tour, but have tried to avoid any other pictures at all costs.

Want to see why? This grungy, old, doesn’t-get-clean-no-matter-how-much-you-scrub tub is why…

Ickity Ick Ick Ick. See why it has been at the top of our list? Not only is the tub grimy and gross, but the vinyl floors are “blah”, the sink that comes out of the wall has zero storage, the lighting is boring, and the room just doesn’t really have anything going for it.

So, it’s renovation time! We’ve been saving our pennies and talking endlessly about what we’d like to do with this room for months. Because this is the only bathroom in our house that we use (the second bathroom is downstairs and is part of our tenant’s apartment), we need to keep it as a 4-piece and try to pack in as much storage space as possible. This is a wee little bungalow after all.

Having said that, I still want to make sure the room stays bright, flows with the rest of the house, and feels as big and open as possible. Here are a few photos I’ve been pinning lately..

I’m leaning towards white subway tile, marble, and pretty classic finishes. Pops of colour, but mostly neutrals. Stay tuned to see how this room turns out, and all the steps in between!

What about you folks? Done bathroom renovations lately? Any “wish you knew beforehand” tips to share? 

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  • THe first bathroom with all of the marble is to die for- so gorgrous! I can’t wait to see the final product! On a sidenote- I bet you can’t wait to rip that tub out!! I have dealt with that kind of problem in other places and totally understand your pain!
    Here is a picture of some recent improvements we have made in our upstairs bathroom- its all just cosmetic though- nothing serious!http://gracefullysearching.blogspot.ca/2012/03/before-after.html

    Laura xo

    • gemma

      Oooh love that new mirror, Laura! Your bathroom looks fabulous!!


  • Carra

    I am re-doing my spare bath and got 6×6 white tiles and the same glass border. So excited to get it done, it’s such a clean look. Got the white 6×6 on Craigslist, the tiny glass border ended up being $8 less than all the white tile. Yay for deals!!

    • gemma

      Amazing!! New tile makes a huge difference. Good luck!


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