Sunday, January 30, 2011

Girl's Bathroom Remodel on a Budget

Here are the photos from the girls bathroom remodel. We wanted to mix some of the newer trends, like glass tile and Quartz with some of the elements of a vintage style bathroom, like bead board and 
Carrara marble basket weave floors. I think we achieved all of this while staying on a budget. I've added some my money saving tips with the links to the stores where I shopped. 
 I hope you find the tips helpful.
Stephanie

Before


It was way worse in person. The wall by the shower was rotting and the cabinets were falling apart.
It was also leaking into the kitchen so it was time to remodel.




We gutted the whole bathroom down to the stud's and started over.


The new trend in bathrooms is to use glass tile. There are so many beautiful ones that it is hard to choose.  Since we won't be remodeling this bathroom again for a very long time I wanted a tile that was neutral and could go with just about any color that I put with it. This glass tile is clear and Carrara marble. A word of caution about glass tile.... it's hard to cut smoothly. My guy had cuts all over his hands and there is some feathering with the grout in some places. Also, because the thin set on the wall was gray it gave the tiles a green appearance instead of white/ clear.  I would use white next time. The glasstilestore.com    is a great place to buy tile. They are about the cheapest that I found. Everything arrive quickly in great condition. I even got the Carrara Marble floor tiles from them. I spent less on my marble floors than my friend spent on commercial grade linoleum for her bathroom.




We removed the linen closet and added open shelving for the towels. The closet was just a place for the girls to hide all of their stuff. It was always a mess. Now it's easy to keep clean and organized. 


 The vanity was the most expensive purchase. If you want a white vanity with inlay drawers and doors you will have to have it custom made. This was surprising to me. We added these cute glass knobs that I found at Homegoods.


Instead of a towel rod we added three hooks. It's convenient to just grab your towel to dry off and the girls have no excuse not to hang their towels.

To keep cost down, I bought this mirror at Homegoods and painted it white. 
I spent about $30.


 And what would a vintage bathroom be without bead board.
The shower curtain was from Homegoods too.


The counter is Quartz which is the most durable, maintenance free product on the market. It's more beautiful in person. It has little pieces of mirror that sparkle when the light hit it. I could go for weeks without wiping it down (but I don't) because it doesn't show a thing.
I found this in the remnant yard at a kitchen/counter design center.




 We made two recessed spaces to hold the shampoo, soap, etc.  The bottom is a marble slab. If you are looking for a piece of marble this small try to find a place that has marble window seals. It was $20 for both. To have two pieces cut at a counter design center, it was going to be about $100. 




 I love the new trend with square sinks so I had to add one.


 Once again, I didn't want a towel rod in the shower either. In the old shower the towel rod was always piled full of wash clothes. Now, each girl has a hook. The washcloths dry nicely and the shower stays cleaner.   I searched and searched for new hooks like these and couldn't find them anywhere.  I went to the local salvage yard and found two porcelain hooks. I was so happy. They cleaned up beautifully and look brand new.





 Have a great week!
Stephanie


26 comments:

Kammy said...

You did a fantastic job - I lova it !
Kammy

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Embellish said...

It is beautiful. My fav are the shower curtain, paint color, and bead board. You did a great job pulling it all together to create one stunning bath!!!

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

Holy Cow Steph! It is BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE it.. WOW.. And the shower curtain made the whole room pop!!

bonFlourish.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful! I love the floor tile and your colors are so soothing and spa-like.

Chandra Chinnis said...

You did a great job!!!!!! Those girls should be very happy about there new bathroom.
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Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the colors, tile and shower curtain. You did a wonderful job!

Corie Kline said...

The glass tile is so cool. You must be thrilled with how it turned out. Lovely!

Janelle said...

I found a link to your website on Houzz.com - very well done! It is gorgeous. I will use it as an inspiration for my kids' bathroom remodel!

Kristen said...

Love the remodel! It looks great. I especially love the glass tiles. I tried looking for them on glasstilestore.com but can't seem to find them. Do you know what they were called? Thanks!

Queen B. said...

hELLO !
cAN YOU TELL ME THE NAME OF THE TILES YOU USED ?
I ASLO CAN'T FIND THEM ON THE WEBSITE.
THANKS

Stephanie said...

Here is the tile that I used. It looks different on the website so you may want to order a sample. http://www.glasstilestore.com/loft-condensation-blend-1-2x2-glass-tile-loftcondensation1-2x2.html

The floor is a simple basket weave Carrara marble called trenza weave white Carrara.

danielahoag said...

Hello, What color paint is on the walls??? Beautiful bathroom!

Anonymous said...

where did you find the hooks for mounting on the beadboard? The look sufficiently study but have character.

Anonymous said...

Love the bathroom! Please let me know where you found the hooks!!

Anonymous said...

Could you tell me the brand of beadboard and where you purchased it? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful choices! I have a very similiar bathroom configuration for 2 girls and may borrow some of your choices, inspiring!

Anonymous said...

I would love to know the paint color??

Anonymous said...

I too would love to know the paint colour? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What did you use to cap the beadboard?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful job! I'm wondering if you used latex paint, we're putting bead board in our bathroom as well and was wondering about moisture with an MDF product?

Sam Dewick said...

Hi Stephanie. I am from glasstilestore.com and just stumbled across your pix on Houzz. I just wanted to compliment you on an incredible job!

Sam Dewick

Jean Gilchrest said...

Do you mind sharing how much this project cost? I would love to recreate this in my house.

Jamie Clayton said...

My husband is a contractor so I've seen several remodel jobs, in the process 50yr old home ourselves for the third time and cutting costs are name of the game.your ideas you've really done a wonderful job I love the town I loved the mirror and the idea of using the hideaway for junk closet as a linen as open face way to go great job thanks for sharing

Jamie Clayton said...

My husband is a contractor so I've seen several remodel jobs, in the process 50yr old home ourselves for the third time and cutting costs are name of the game.your ideas you've really done a wonderful job I love the town I loved the mirror and the idea of using the hideaway for junk closet as a linen as open face way to go great job thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Hi...very well done bathroom. My wife and I are about to renovate our guest/kids bath as well and are interested in the beadboard with hooks idea. My question is, how tall is your beadboard? Did you use a kit? I ask because most of the kits I'm seeing are in the 36" range (including the base board and chair rail) but this looks significantly higher. Can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks!

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