my home || my bath remodel.
the bathroom is only about 40 square feet, + it was not in the budget to change the footprint + had to keep it easily functioning for my 13 month old. you can see my original inspiration board, here.
the prior owner had really done a job on this bathroom [ well, both of them, actually] to the point of no return when it came to saving the original materials. he had placed a stick laminate over the shower tile to cover the original + beautiful square porcelain 1950’s tile. with the adhesive he used, there was no way to save this. and of course that is heartbreaking. i am all about coveting history, and fortunately for me there is a second bathroom in the house that does just that and still has the original textrus flooring:) although all aside from the flooring needs alot of work. but all in due time.
with all my design selections for this bath, i wanted to ensure i maintained the classic + chose era-friendly products. a good subway tile can certainly stand the test of time. this subway tile is a 4×8 beveled which adds a little extra dimension. for the flooring i chose a grey penny round tile + i am truly obsessed with it; that + the shelving cut out. the grout was a medium-color grey. i did learn to go darker than you think you want, because it does lighten a bit after installation. [ just a side note.]
my goal was to make this little bathroom feel like a breath of fresh air, especially with it being such a small space. with that, i struggled with shower curtains. the space looked great as a whole + when the shower was blocked with a curtain, it just did not work. a glass door was out of the question both for budgetary reasons + functionality with a one year old. i decided to use just a simple clear shower-liner + it does the trick perfectly.
the other challenge i had with the space was the ceilings. as you can see in the first picture, the ceiling is on the roofline. i chose to paint the walls + ceilings all the same color of simply white by benjamin moore. this helps to keep the walls + ceiling a seamless line + takes away from the lowering ceiling angle.
styling + design christina loucks | photos by amber fouts