We recently finished a renovation to our guest bathroom in the basement. After spending January peeling wallpaper, patching drywall, painting and furnishing the adjoining guest bedroom we decided it was time to peel back the half-century old finishes in the bath.
For those of you who hadn't seen the old guest bath, it was a vision in green and pink. All the tiling and wallpaper was done in green and pink, and the room was equipped with a pink sink, toilet, and bathtub. The proof:
That floor gives me nightmares.
Faux marble laminate counter over homemade wire "cabinetry": check.
We did a total gut job of the bathroom. And by we, I mean not a single Carlson raised a finger to aid in the manual labor of gutting the room. Instead we left it to the experts. (I dodged a bullet there!)
Even scarier than pink and green wallpaper.
Putting up the walls.
After one day of tiling. Beautiful work on the gray glass listello.
Look - we have plumbing! And beautiful tiles!
The end result is pretty spectacular. I chose gray and white tiling and chose to bring in color through paint and art, so it'll be much easier to update as styles change. The bathroom feels more open now, and is almost enough of a draw to make me want to move downstairs!
Getting really into patterns.
View into the bedroom from the bathroom. Love the oversized floor tiles.
Looking back into the bathroom. Awesome granite counters with under-mount sink and charcoal shaker cabinetry.