I can’t even believe it! I’m finally sharing our guest bathroom reveal! After how many months and months of working on it, it’s actually done! To refresh your memory, our guest bathroom is in the basement. It started out as a half bath (that was so scary, I wouldn’t even use it), but after a couple years of living here, we decided to upgrade it to a full bath.
Here are a couple before shots. The bathroom was so tiny before. There was barely room to sit on the toilet and close the door. Tiny, I tell ya!
To get started, we totally gutted the bathroom. We tore down all the walls on that side of the basement and then got to work putting it back together. (We did a mini makeover shortly after we moved in, thus the reason the toilet and vanity are different. Same bathroom, I promise!)
And this is what we have now!
I want to address the sliding door real quick. I know it wouldn’t be everyone’s choice to put a sliding door on a bathroom. The biggest reasons we chose to are that it’s in the basement and it’s the guest bathroom – both of which mean it doesn’t get used that often and therefore doesn’t need a ton of privacy. Also, we don’t have a lot of room in the basement, so this was a great way to save some space. We’ll still use it when we’re down there now that the rest of the basement is almost finished, but we’re okay with a little less privacy among the four of us. We did add a lock/latch on the wall that you can see near the vanity. That way no one can open the door while you’re in there!
We have two recessed lights and one window in the bathroom. It’s kind of more of a “light box”. There’s a glass block window and some shut off valves to pipes back there that we needed to have access to. They weren’t so pretty to look at, so my super smart hubby thought up this solution. He built the three sides and then the front is basically a framed piece of plexiglass that we frosted so we’d still get the light, but wouldn’t be able to see the ugliness behind it. The front has a piano hinge and two latches on it and can be pulled down if those latches are released. It’s the perfect solution for us to still get some daylight in the room, be able to access the shut off valves, and not have to see the ugliness of all that stuff!
This pallet wood towel hanger is one of my favorite parts of the bathroom. It actually started out as wall art upstairs, but we repurposed it into a towel rack when we brought it down here. Just a few hooks and the towels were ready for their new home! I love the rustic touch it adds to the room. PS – you can see the tutorial for the framed pallet boards here.
Here’s a shot with just the hooks …
… and with towels.
I really enjoyed putting this bathroom together. It was fun designing it and getting to choose all the finishes from scratch. It honestly feels so nice to finally be able to look at these pictures! We’ve done so much work to this basement – including the bathroom. It makes me so happy to finally have it done and be able to use it. And our overnight guests have a place to shower downstairs since the guest room is also down there.
We’re just around the corner from having the rest of the basement done and I can’t wait to share it with you guys! It really is making me love our home so much better!
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Here’s a list of sources for the bathroom. I think I got to everything, but if you have questions, be sure to let me know!
Wall color – Mountain Air by Sherwin Williams
Trim & door color – Pure White by Sherwin Williams
Sliding door – DIY – see tutorial here
Flooring – white mosaic hexagon tile from Lowe’s
Vanity – Ikea (but I painted it green) – more info here
Faucet – Delta Cassity in chrome from Home Depot
Wooden mirror – flea market
Toilet paper basket – TJ Maxx
Plants – Ikea
Hand towel hanger – Hobby Lobby
Hand towel – Ikea (kitchen towel)
Shelf – Ikea (I painted the shelf with chalk paint and the brackets with a sample of SW Urbane Bronze)
Pallet bath towel hanger – DIY – see tutorial here
Bath towels – Target
Shower curtain – Target
Subway tile – white subway tile from Lowe’s
Rug – Ikea
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