Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

The first project I started when we moved into our sweet little home was the tiny little en suite attached to the master bedroom. Well this precious little space has been “finished” for some time now but I’m finally sharing it here on the blog!

If you’ve been over to my “Before Tour” you may have seen the scary prison-esque bathroom that previously inhabited this tiny space – but here is a sweet little reminder for you…

Renovating a Tiny En Suite

Obviously demo was a huge part of the renovation and the shower being made of concrete made for a unusually messy demolition. We pulled off the old ceiling tiles, steamed off the wallpaper, pulled up the old linoleum and refinished the hardwood underneath. Thank the Good Lord we had someone come in and center the drain, set the shower pan and put up all the hardiboard in the shower area.

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

I then took over the project again putting up the water proofing membrane and tiling the shower stall and both walls about 1/2 way up. I then textured both the walls and ceiling, painted and added some crown molding.

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Disclaimer: these next two pictures are from my iphone, so excuse the quality.

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Renovating A tiny En Suite

I chose dark grey grout to match our charcoal grey walls and I love how it contrasts with our beautiful oversized subway tile.

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Old houses definitely have quirks, I think that’s part of what makes them charming and the size of this bathroom is no exception. There is absolutely no way to make this bathroom any larger (the bathroom is sandwiched between a stairwell and an exterior wall with no support to build out) which was fine with us since we were just interested in making the original space functional and pretty.

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Part of creating this functionality was adding a sink, vanity combo that provided storage but was slim enough to make the most of the space.

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Adding a recessed mirrored medicine cabinet provides us some additional storage.

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

Opting for two lights flanking the mirror provides a softer lighting option than one light right above the mirror, like we had pre-renovation.

Renovating A Tiny En Suite

We added a low profile toilet paper holder in oil rubbed bronze to match our faucet, shower fixtures and vanity door pulls. I love that these just blend in letting our gold light fixture pop and make such a statement. I haven’t added much in the way of decor, I’m contemplating a shelf or two or possibly just a framed art piece about the toilet area but I really want to maintain a clean look in such a small space.

I’ve added my source list down below if you have any questions about where anything came from. I hope our precious little en suite can inspire you to make your funky spaces functional and pretty.

 

Sources: Sink & Vanity, Faucet-Ebay, Sconces, Medicine Cabinet, Toilet Paper Holder, Tile, Shower Fixture- Ebay, Shower Curtain, Paint- Ebony field, Valspar.

9 thoughts on “Renovating A Tiny En Suite

    1. Hey Debby! I used Citrustrip to take off the old varnish and stain, re-stained the floors with a dark stain and used a foam roller to apply a satin polyurethane.

  1. I follow a lot of decorating blogs but I have to say that you are one of the cleverest! You have a classic design eye !

  2. Love your shower curtain! How did you make the valance? I’m trying to find a way to hide my shower rod and would love to know how you did. Thanks and great job!

    1. Hi Patti, I cut a piece of material to size and hemmed each side. I used the command velcro strips to attach the top of the valance to the tile on the roof of the shower.

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