Bathroom Inspiration

This is what our bathroom looked like when we moved in. The walls were a soft green and the wood trim had decades of uneven paint.

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Since the downstairs is finally done Chris and I can’t help but imagine what our upstairs could be. It has always been the plan to first finish the downstairs THEN work on where we actually live. We have been SO patient and now the time has come to renovate our actual living space.

Next up is the kitchen but while we wait to break ground on that Chris started pulling together inspiration images for our tiny tiny tiny bathroom. It’s hard to describe how small the bathroom is. I don’t know the exact square footage, but it’s basically as wide as a bathtub and just long enough to fit a sink and toilet. There is no storage and no space to build in any. The only “storage” we have is a medicine cabinet that’s just about deep enough for a roll of toilet paper. You might think I’m being a dramatic about how small the bathroom is and the lack of storage but the house only has two closets, one in each bedroom and no pantry… All of our towels and blankets are in a chest in the dining room… aka not ideal.

We did a temporary fix to the bathroom painting the walls white and adding a shelf with actual depth so we could have a couple towels on standby for guests.



The shelf is just some plumbers pipe painted bronze to match the soap dish and towel ring. We sanded all the white paint off the wood trim around the medicine cabinet and along the wall and then put a few layers of polyurethane on it.

So this is how we are currently living… below are some ideas of how we would LIKE to live.

We have wood floor in the bathroom now and it has to go before it just rots. A dark floor like this could look pretty sleek. And don’t get me started on all the brass fixtures. Drool worthy.

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Sky light!?

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I love this window and Chris and I agree we want to put in a sleek swinging glass shower door to make our small space feel as big as possible.

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A swinging door like this maybe? But wider… I don’t see how water won’t go everywhere with a door that thin.

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For any of you out there also dealing with a cramped bathroom I hope this helps. We can’t wait to get started on ours!


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