I’ve made some major progress on the home decor front. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working hard on transforming our upstairs, full bathroom. Today, I’m sharing my bathroom design plan and inspiration.
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MY MASTER PLAN
I’m not a huge fan of everything in this room, it’s basically a jumping off point. I know that some things just aren’t in the budget at this point (new shower and vanity), but I’m going to change as much as I can while I wait on those larger projects. Here are some things I’m hoping to add or change:
- Add doors to create separate laundry closet
- New mirror
- New lighting fixture over the sink
- Updated hardware
DESIGN CHALLENGES: NATURAL LIGHT + HARDWOOD FLOORING
The room itself is not typical: it has hardwood floors and big windows across from the shower. While I love the look, both are not that practical. Our floors are original to the house (I’m taking 140 years old), meaning many of the boards have decent size gaps between them. Again not the most ideal situation for a bathroom.
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To combat the gaps, and avoid water from leaking into our first floor ceiling, we used a clear silicone cocking to fill in some of the gaps near the shower. This was the perfect solution. The silicone sits flush with the floor boards and, because it’s clear, you wouldn’t event know it was there.
Here are some before shots so you can see what I’m working with!
When it comes to the windows, I love how big they are and how much natural light they provide in the space. Well, with all that window space comes the issue of privacy. The shower sits directly across from the window, and the windows face my neighbor’s kitchen window. Again, not ideal at all.
So, obviously we are going the curtain route. I’m thinking bright white semi-sheer curtains to allow the sun in even when they are closed but are opaque enough that I don’t giving my neighbors a heart attack when they leave their house.
I’m a big fan of traditional New England architecture and interior design. So when I woke up one day and decided to paint my bathroom emerald green, I shocked everyone including myself. I think the color can easily fit into the more traditional style and have a really elegant look when styled right.
Our fixtures are currently black. And to be honest, I’m just not a fan at all. They need to go ASAP. I’m deciding between gold and white… maybe mixing both for my accent/ fixture colors.
I’m beyond excited to kick off this project. What’s you design style? Where’s your favorite place to buy decor?
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