First, we removed the shower and vanity. When we remodeled this property, we added two full bathrooms and bedrooms upstairs. As such, we really didn’t need an extra shower. We had enough for our children to use in their bedrooms, and we had the master bathroom shower and soaking garden bath.
We really only needed a guest toilet and new vanity, so that could save space right there. We removed the toilet from the left side of the bathroom and installed a brand new one on the right side, with the tank against the exterior wall of our home. Then, we installed new hardwoods all over the space.
A simple new vanity from the cabinet store in town, coupled with a marble sink top and speciality faucet because my husband is a plumber, and we were good to go. Because this is such a tiny space, I wanted to use a paint color that would really brighten the room up and make it appear larger. This paint hue came from my local hardware store and was called Beach Scene. I love the way it looks blue in one light, but seafoam green or even teal in the next, depending on how the sunlight hits the space.
On the other side of the room, not pictured because it is a mess of bookbags, shoes and homework at the moment, is a little mudroom bench area. Our contractor worked diligently to create for us a built-in cabinet with a padded seat underneath to act as a sort of catch-all for our daily lives. I worked with the same upholsterer who created the cushions and custom pillows for our couch and loveseat. Using the same fabric, he made me a custom bench cover that matches perfectly!
Because we used oil-rubbed bronze hardware for the built-in bench portion of the room, I wanted to be sure and use oil-rubbed bronze features in the guest bath wherever possible. I found this adorable barn light pendant online in the same tone and snatched it up right away. For the longest time, I wanted to get my neighbors to make me a custom mirror for this space using barn wood from their shop. However, they had a family situation to take care of and weren’t able to get back with me right away.
As anyone who has ever worked on a remodeling project knows, when you get an idea on your mind, time is of the essence. Not one to wait, I headed to the store and grabbed this pretty mirror for less than $50. It was a steal and I think it matches the style and aesthetic of the guest bath so well.