How it started
The original bathroom had brown tile and paint, as well as a brown vanity making it dated and depressing. The scary part was the water-soaked shower floor and bad sink plumbing, which we found after taking the bathroom down to the studs. It also felt small, so we took out a linen closet, making room for a double vanity. My hubby, Jim did all the plumbing in this bathroom, as well as the guest bathroom. Doing your own plumbing is possible, but you’ll want to research the details on the internet, including watching YouTube videos. Get more details from my post below:
How it’s going
Once we got the space repaired and waterproofed, it was time for the fun stuff! What style do you prefer? Farmhouse, Bohemian, or Transitional? You can help narrow down your design choices by searching Pinterest and Houzz in your style preference. We prefer a modern style with coastal influences inspired by our beachside location. I brought Jim a few tile options but was thrilled when he picked my favorite tile choices.
We are both really happy with our remodeled bathrooms, but our primary bathroom is truly a WOW! moment. The 24 x 24″ terrazzo tile is elegant, neutral and the varying shapes and sizes of granite, quartz, shells, and marble make it interesting. The Habitat Cloud Glossy tile is elongated and has a multi-tone glaze that mimics clouds. The bright tiles and glossy finish help transform this bathroom into a Coastal Modern spa retreat.
One of our biggest projects to date is finally complete! Our bathroom is bright and beautiful, but it also has the function anyone could want in a bathroom space. The exquisite tile choices are durable and timeless, as are the Moen plumbing fixtures. Indestructible white quartz from Plast Design was used for the shower shelf, threshold, and vanity top. We prefer a small teak bench in the shower over a built-in bench for a clean look with easy maintenance.
The shower was oversized, so Jim was able to build out the bottom half of the back wall for a long shelf that holds soap and hair products easily. We installed the Habitat tiles in a vertical modern pattern that looks great with the terrazzo. The penny tile will prevent slips and feels great on your feet. The rain shower fixture has plenty of pressure for washing your hair but feels good on your skin. The handheld wand is helpful for shaving your legs and cleaning up. We found this glass panel shower door online with Home Depot. It was reasonably priced and opens on both sides via a barn door system.
Removing a linen closet gave us room for a double vanity, which makes this bathroom functional for two people. Two sinks are a must for us, and the vanity also offers four drawers and two cabinets for storage. The modern flat panel cabinet doors are a nice contrast to the warm wood grain of these American Woodmark cabinets from Home Depot. They also compliment but do not compete with the terrazzo floors. The cabinet pulls have a touch of gold and came from Amazon.
The gorgeous terrazzo tiles have a beautiful mix of granite, quartz, shells, and marble in varying shapes and sizes. The neutral base looks terrific with the white, grey, black, and brown colors in this tile. It is definitely warmer than it looks in these photographs. The large 24″ x 24″ terrazzo tiles are durable, easier to install and will need fewer grout lines than a smaller tile. We used two different grout colors in this shower, white grout for the Habitat and ash for the Terrazzo. You can match a tile’s base color to a similar color grout for your tile job.
The large and stylish AllModern mirrors are hung 10″ above the sink. The vanity tray and faux plant came from Wayfair. We had the glass container, and a friend gave us the soap and dish. The funky rug from Ruggable is unexpected and fun. The neutral towels blend into the design.
The art in this space came from Etsy and the artist printed “Winning” on metal for us, but you can also get photo prints suitable for framing. Visit Harv Greenberg’s Etsy site below to see this piece and others. https://www.etsy.com/listing/832730459/winning-captivating-rowing-photo?transaction_id=3022952264
The bathroom comes together perfectly with a beautiful rug, simple towels and colorful art. I hope you enjoyed this post about our bathroom remodel. To see future posts simply subscribe below.