Tuesday, April 12, 2011

before and after: bathroom!

Our tiny bathroom redo is finally done!
Well, for now.

I have been waiting impatiently excitedly for us to be able to move into our master suite {previously used as a guest suite} so that we can make room for Baby's nursery in our former bedroom.  (Click {HERE} to check out the sweet little space we used to dwell.)
Because our house is very old, and previous owners put value in having a full bathroom attached to all bedrooms, all the bedrooms and aforementioned bathrooms are, well, tiny. The solution?  Ikea!  
*birds sing, heavens part*

I welcome any excuse to drive the 30 miles to Ikea with Hubby...
and our tiny bathroom redo was the perfect excuse!
It is where we found this beautiful, modern vanity cabinet...

...and these sinks and faucets!

Ikea such a great place to find stylish, small-space solutions at a fabulous price...
and Hubby and I love saving cash where we can.

So what did we do for $1500?
1. Moved plumbing in order to accomodate a double sink vanity.
2. Moved electrical and added outlets.
3. Installed new, gigantic mirrored medicine cabinets 
4. New light fixtures
5. Painted walls

{disclaimer: all labor done by Hubby...with help on the electrical from the Mustache Man. :o)  Thanks Rickster!}

before: tan walls, tiny sink space

after: rearranged space and cool blue-gray walls

before: no storage space

after: storage in mirrored cabinets, deep cabinet drawers, and hidden baskets underneath!
{click HERE to check out inside the medicine cabinets -- so great!}


{excuse the missing baseboard...these are getting replaced!}
before: wasted space!
after: utilized space!


{hoping to one day make this a tiled shower with glass enclosure...a girl can dream!}
{found this cute rug and storage baskets at Target}

Someday we will re-tile the floor and shower -- gotta save up some more cash!
Happy for now with the updated space...

How have you made your "house" your "home" lately?



  1. Looks GREAT! A new bathroom makes a world of difference!

  2. oh my gosh, fabulous! i love the new sink and the placement of it now. great job!


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