Since we moved into our first home last year I’ve been daydreaming about what this bathroom could look like redesigned (as well as the rest of the house to be completely honest). Well, here we are ten months later with the new finish palette for the bathroom! This renovation wasn’t exactly planned to happen now, but upon discovering mold from water damaged walls in the shower it pretty much had to happen.
The wall and floor tile is concrete-inspired and I absolutely love it…especially in a larger format of 12″ x 24″. Larger tile = less grout lines = less places for dirt to hide! The flat stone mosaic adds interest with natural pattern and color and also feels great under your feet! I chose polished chrome plumbing fixtures over brushed nickel to create some contrast with the earthy concrete and stone textures. I contemplated for probably too long about brushed nickel but it would be too warm of a color and create a muddy appearance. Besides it seems like everything is brushed nickel nowadays…I want to switch it up! Overall we wanted to keep the palette neutral and simple for resale purposes in a few years. It’ll be a clean and fresh look but with a neutral mass appeal.
As soon as I saw a glimmer of hope that we may renovate I wasted no time building a 3D model of the bathroom and playing around with tile layout. You’ll notice that wing wall was replaced by clear glass and it instantly looks like a larger space as a result. Not only will the glass let the natural light travel deeper into the bathroom, but the beautiful new stone mosaic tiles on the shower floor will be visible from outside the shower. This 3D model also served us well for getting estimates on tile installation and the new shower glass enclosure (also for convincing Greg that’ll it’ll all look awesome and be so worth it!).
after the demolition:
during the demolition:
This is what started the whole renovation: water-damaged wood and mold! The original builders didn’t do a great job with protecting the framing from water, but we now had the chance to correct it. Greg loves photographing things in their genuine and natural state…so here we have the nitty gritty of the demolition beautifully documented. Both men suffered some injuries during the demo process but they kept going!