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…
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.
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.
Disclaimer: these next two pictures are from my iphone, so excuse the quality.
I chose dark grey grout to match our charcoal grey walls and I love how it contrasts with our beautiful oversized subway tile.
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.
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.
Adding a recessed mirrored medicine cabinet provides us some additional storage.
Opting for two lights flanking the mirror provides a softer lighting option than one light right above the mirror, like we had pre-renovation.
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.