The Guest Bathroom Renovation

Happy Tuesday!

I was hoping to get a post out on Monday but was exhausted Sunday night after celebrating my son's 4th birthday. We had a Superhero themed party with all of his buddies (and ours) and even had our favorite ice cream truck, Sweet Cow, stop by the house for dessert! YUM!

One of the first renovations I posted was of our master bathroom. We took a lot of space from our guest bathroom to make our master larger.  I would much rather have a retreat for parents then waste that space in the guest bathroom! Although it is much smaller, it is still just as  functional and is a perfect size for the kiddos.

Here is a reminder of the guest bathroom before it was gutted and reconfigured.

This space is now our master closet and shower.

This space is now our master closet and shower.

I wanted all of our bathroom renovations to feel cohesive so I kept the materials pretty similar.  This also helped with cost since we could use leftover materials in the other rooms.  I kept the floor tile the same as the master bathroom and also the paint color, Silver Crest, by Benjamin Moore.

I love the space under the vanity where we can put all of the bath toys!

I love the space under the vanity where we can put all of the bath toys!

I wanted to keep a classic look in the bathroom so I chose the schoolhouse style pendant light from Shades of Light.  I think this goes really nicely with the hexagon floor tiles, subway tile in the shower and penny tile in the shower nook. The vanity is from Home Depot and complements the penny tile color in the shower.

Even though this room is small, we still ran into some issues.  The biggest lesson that I learned is to measure, re-measure, and then measure again!! When the framing went up, we had to give the contractor the placement of the medicine cabinet. We also had to tell the electrician where the lighting would go prior to the drywall going up.

First, we were off on where the vanity would go.  When we installed the vanity there was a small space to the left and it seemed to be crowding the toilet.  We moved it against the wall to the left and that fit the room much better and allowed for a spot for the toilet paper. Because of this small change, the lighting was now not centered above the vanity and had to be moved.  Along with getting the electrician back out, we had to patch the hole with drywall and repaint.

Second, we picked out our medicine cabinet and because we did not have it picked out prior to the framing, the space in the wall was too large.  Chris had to add supports, patch the wall and again, repaint.

So the major learning here is to have your materials prior to installations and triple check your measurements, otherwise you will be going back and fixing them later. 

Thanks for checking out our guest bathroom renovation!