When we bought our house last year we were fortunate that the kitchen had already been updated and it had the layout we were looking. Unfortunately none of the bathrooms had been updated since the house was built in 2007. Lucky for me I’m married to a contractor so I know a guy if I want to make some changes. We spent the first few months ripping out carpet, putting in hardwoods, repainting all the walls and trim, replacing some light fixtures, and remodeling the game room space.
Now that some of the primary finishes throughout the house are done its time to start on some other renovations. At the top of that list is our half bath on the main floor. Here are the pictures of the current half bathroom.
Its very small but has enough room for the basics. Since it is small I wanted to use some finishes that have a big impact.
That brings us to my half bath inspiration picture. I found this picture on Houzz. It has a similar size and layout along with some of the details I wanted to add in my space.
What caught my eye in the inspiration photo was the vessel sink on the barn wood counter and the shiplap walls. I really love shiplap but it can quickly become overwhelming if you use it for a large room or entire house. So for my house I want to incorporate it sparingly. We installed a shiplap accent wall behind our television in the game room space(which I will post about later) and it really adds texture to the space. Since the half bath is small I think adding white shiplap to the walls will make the space feel brighter and add texture. I also really love the natural element with the wood counter and contrast it provides.
So here is my design board for my half bath.
When we bought the house we installed gray hardwoods throughout. The only floors we did replace were the bathrooms. I wanted to chose a flooring for the half bath that would complement the floors in the rest of the house but make the space feel unique. This tile is gorgeous and has the modern farmhouse feel I like.
It’s also really important to me that every room in the house feels connected in some way to the rest of the house. To do this I tend to chose finishes that mimic something used in another room. The shiplap ties this room to the game room accent wall downstairs. The light fixture I chose for the half bath uses Edison bulbs and has an industrial feel that mimics the light fixates used on the rest of the main floor.
I knew I wanted to do darker fixtures in this room because that is what I am planning to use in the master bathroom upstairs when we remodel. Plus I think the farmhouse vintage vibe of this faucet is so cool.
I thought about doing a uniquely shaped mirror like in the inspiration photo for our half bath but I didn’t think it would look right with a bar type vanity light. In the interest of keeping this reno simple and quick I wanted to leave the electrical and plumbing where they are currently. So because of that I chose a rectangular mirror. I like the simpleness of it. I also really liked that it isn’t flush against the wall.
The sink is just a basic white vessel sink. I like the height and shape. I think it will complement the rest of the finishes without taking away from them.
The last piece I added to the design board were these baskets. I like the look of the baskets in the inspiration photo and think they will help make the under sink area not look so empty. I also like the functionality. Since we will be removing the cabinet I will need a place to store some cleaning supplies and toiletries that were normally stored there. I also like the coloring and shape of these baskets.
I’m hoping we will be starting on this project in the next month or so. Of course I will keep you guys posted here and on Insta. We think the budget will be somewhere between $1500-2000 with a timeline of about 3 days.
What do you think? Have you used any of these finishes in your home? How did they work for your space?