Laura’s Pink Tile Bathroom Makeover (Before + After)

Whenever you purchase a home that you just plan to renovate, there’s at all times one room that you just categorize because the “worst” room in the home.

Whereas our present Sixties-era house is FULL of bizarre choices and quirky spots all through, the principle (and solely) lavatory on the principle ground of the house was only a lot to soak up.

Initially, the partitions had been some form of inexperienced glass tile that was stuccoed over a long time in the past (!!!) and painted purple.

There was glass block in all places, the ceiling was half inexperienced glass tile and half pink glass tile, and the ground was gray wood-look tile that was one of many worst set up jobs we’ve ever seen.

Bright bathroom with gold fixtures

The grout strains ranged from 1/4″ huge to as much as 2″ huge in spots and you possibly can stub your toe on the unevenness) and the bathe was made of 4 completely different white tiles.

There was a full-on Broadway-style make-up desk with uncovered gentle bulbs flanking either side, and the one gentle for the room was a outdated vainness gentle connected to a board.

It loosely held on the wall like an image body over the sink with wires in all places. Oh, and there was only a large gap within the wall the place an outdated drugs cupboard was, so they simply hung a mirror as much as cowl it. It was so much.

Toilet makeovers are costly, and this one wanted every thing and extra performed with the intention to do it proper, so I wasn’t certain if we’d ever get round to doing this area anytime quickly after transferring in.

The primary yr, we centered on the remainder of the upstairs, however as we neared the tip of that main overhaul, it grew to become obvious that the upstairs was trying so good now that we actually wanted to do the lavatory to ensure that it to match the remainder of the home.

Since this intestine job was approach past my DIY abilities, we used our contractor to get it performed this winter and the result’s merely wonderful.

before and after of bathroom

In all probability one of the best resolution I made within the reno was to maneuver the situation of the tiny sink cupboard to the broader alcove on the precise aspect of the room in order that we may put in a conceit and countertop that spanned the entire width of the alcove.

The earlier sink was in the way in which of attending to the bathroom and the “countertop area” wasn’t huge sufficient to maintain my curling iron from falling off continually. It additionally didn’t assist the one outlet within the area was on the other aspect of the room, haha.

Bright bathroom with gold fixtures
Bright bathroom with gold fixtures, gold tray with flowers
Bright bathroom with gold fixtures

Now we’ve a a lot greater countertop space (it feels big!) and I obtained a white quartz countertop to carry as much as the visitors of the principle lavatory in the home.

Oh, and there are two shops above the vainness now, so I can truly get shut sufficient to the mirror to see and curl my hair, haha. That gold faucet is admittedly fairly, and I really feel like single deal with taps are simpler for teenagers to make use of as effectively.

There was nearly zero storage within the outdated lavatory (earlier house owners appeared to all put an enormous cupboard within the room simply to have a spot to place issues), so it’s wonderful to have this vainness (comparable right here) with all of the drawers as effectively (they slide out below the sink for taller gadgets).

I switched out the pulls on the vainness for these that had been a brighter gold with rounded edges to match the opposite finishings higher, and they’re so fairly. I additionally added this cleaning soap dispenser and toothbrush holder which can be rounded to proceed the curve really feel right here and there.

The sunshine within the lavatory can be very one-directional since all of the home windows are on one wall, so I used these ’70s really feel globe lights to flank the mirror and selected a mirror that additionally has its personal built-in ring gentle (comparable right here) to evenly gentle the face for make-up utility, and many others.

I additionally love that the mirror gentle dims to a comfortable glow, and we use that as our lavatory nightlight so we and our kiddo can see in the midst of the night time.

before and after
pink tile shower
pink tile shower
pink tile shower

Whereas I did have a little bit of a comfortable spot for the classic pink tub that was within the outdated lavatory, it wasn’t in one of the best of form shut up. However I made certain to maintain some pink with these attractive glass tiles by Fireclay within the Rosy Finch Gloss.

I like that they’re undoubtedly pink however nonetheless sort of really feel like a impartial as effectively, and the stacked bond sample and dimension makes it really feel very trendy and recent. Lola was so unhappy to eliminate the pink tub, however I saved telling her she was getting a pink bathe, so she was OK with that.

There’s one thing about glass tile in a bathe that feels so luxurious, and I adore it.

pink tile shower

The pink additionally seems so fairly with the gold bathe equipment that I picked out, and it’s simply such a contented combo to take a look at whereas we bathe or bathe. Talking of bathing, switching out the outdated tub with this clean-line magnificence was additionally a fantastic resolution.

It’s a tremendous soaking tub for baths and the perimeters are so much greater so Lola can splash round much more, and little or no comes over the perimeters of the bathtub now versus the tsunami we had earlier than at each tub.

To match the gold bathe equipment, I obtained this bathe rod and I like this checkerboard curtain that provides a stylish sample to the area.

view into bathroom from hallway
white vanity in bathroom

I knew I wished the rose tile for the bathe, however I wasn’t certain what to do with the flooring for a very long time. I do love a clear look of white on white on white (sue me, however I do), so I wished to do one thing brilliant, however with just a little twist.

I settled on this stunning Fireclay tile in Calcite and determined to have it specified by a herringbone sample. I really feel just like the herringbone was just a little nod to my love of all issues Parisian, however because it has white grout as effectively, it’s not loopy and doesn’t compete an excessive amount of with the pink and white sample that the bathe creates.

We additionally determined so as to add a heated ground system below the tile which wasn’t that rather more because it’s a relatively small area. Value. Each. Penny.

My husband has already fallen asleep on the ground and the cats go in there to put on the pre-warmed bathmat at night time (comparable model right here). I like that the arch within the rug mirrors the customized trim I added to the doorways upstairs as effectively.

before and after of bathroom
toilet area in bathroom

My brother was the one which launched us to this fancy rest room that he put in when he redid his personal lavatory himself, and whereas it feels just a little nuts to geek out a few rest room, let me first inform you that it has programmable bidet settings (with adjustable temperature heat), a dryer for post-bidet periods (with adjustable heat), automated flush, and a heated seat.

It truly wants its personal outlet because it runs on electrical energy (we nonetheless have a “common” basement rest room in case the ability is ever out, when you had been questioning), however it’s a reasonably wonderful rest room general.

It’s exhausting to discover a “fairly” rest room brush, however I discovered this one to finish the set. There’s not plenty of area within the space, however this slim trash can matches completely.

I additionally requested my contractor so as to add a cupboard above the bathroom so we may have extra valuable cupboard space. It seems like that space was a laundry chute, however now it’s sort of above the basement bathe, so we closed it off and made it storage as an alternative.

My husband grew up with a laundry chute although, and he swears it’s one of the best factor ever and we have to discover a approach so as to add one other one …

towel rack with pink towels and matisse print above it
towel rack with pink towels and matisse print above it

The earlier lavatory didn’t have any towel racks for the reason that stucco/glass tile mixture was so exhausting to mount something to, however I selected this towel rack, hand towel holder, and bathroom paper holder to match the look and added this Matisse print above the towel rack to go with it.

gold shelf with print above it
gold shelf with print above it

So as to add some coloration for the principle artwork within the room, I hung this print by one in every of my favourite artists that we had in our final dwelling.

I additionally wished a shelf to maintain my most used Leahlani skincare gadgets out since I exploit them a number of instances a day (and they’re fairly sufficient to maintain out too). I additionally obtained this gold floating shelf to carry them and added some greenery and these tremendous cute matches from our pal Sarah’s store (she was the A Stunning Mess photographer again within the day!).

collage of items in bathroom

Gold {Hardware} / Towel Holder / Woman Print / Gold Shelf / Rest room / Gold Bathe Package / Cleaning soap Dispenser / Lit Mirror / Bathtub / Gold Faucet / Globe Sconce / Matisse Print

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I can’t inform you how a lot we love the brand new lavatory and the way it’s SO rather more purposeful than it was earlier than. Taking a soak within the tub for the primary time when it was all performed felt like I used to be at a spa and it was simply magical.

Sometime, I could do one thing just a little extra colourful or add some sample to the partitions, however for now I’m simply having fun with all of it trying so recent and brilliant. What’s your favourite half? xo. Laura

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