Today I’m showing you a renovation we recently completed in my Mom’s house. As we showed you in a previous bathroom transformation, renovating a bathroom gives you the ideal opportunity to maximize the space you already have. Mom’s bathroom had never been updated in the 30 years she’s owned the house so it was high time for a reno. For us, it was just as important to make the sure the space was as functional for Mom as it was beautiful.
Mom didn’t want another beige coloured bathroom yet she was insistent on keeping the old beige bathtub which gave us a narrow focus on our tile selections.
Replacing a bathroom fan is inevitable if you live in an older home. They say nothing is certain but death and taxes, but I’d like to add a third: repairs! Last week alone, three things broke down on us that had to be repaired. When you’re a do-it-your-selfer and a blogger, you have to look on the bright side of things and call that a good week: repairs alone can give you a ton of things to write about!
I’ve always wished for an expansive bathroom and never really thought we could achieve a spacious feel without actually enlarging the space, but we did just that!
Renovating a bathroom gives you the ideal opportunity to maximize the space you have (and even achieve more of a spa-like feel)! Today, I’m showing you a renovation we recently completed and what we did to gain both storage and a feeling of spaciousness.
Our powder room makeover was a long time coming. It is the first room you see as you come into our front entry and it was an eyesore. Dated oak cabinets, builder beige walls, old toilet and an ugly light fixture made for a poor first impression.
It HAD to change, but having just gotten married, we were on a tight budget. We salvaged everything that was usable and upcycled some second hand finds (one found in our very own basement), making this a budget friendly makeover – and a fairly sustainable one too!