A half bathroom remodel on a budget, with before & after pictures, featuring dark walls & modern features.
I can’t believe it has taken me almost two years to share this half bathroom remodel!
This was the first renovation project we did on our house at the end of summer 2016. We had just closed on our house and had yet to move into it.
Roger had just graduated from dental school that May & we had spent the month of June living at my parent’s house & his parent’s house.
So after we closed on our first house purchase, we began cleaning & painting. We also decided to start some small renovations that we knew we could afford with our very small savings at the time.
And right after we began this half bath renovation we also decided to go ahead & renovate the laundry room at the same time, since they are adjacent & the same size.
I just realized I have never shown our laundry room reveal either! I guess I will have to do that sometime very soon!!
But anyways, we ripped out everything in this bathroom except for the ceiling light.
We began by ripping out the vanity, toilet, & the old stained tile & the plyboard below that was both glued & nailed down. Talk about a pain!!
Oh, & it was like this under all of the tile floors that ran the length of our house (the hallway), the master bathroom, upstairs bathroom, along with the entire kitchen & dining area.
That was backbreaking work to be sure and mostly had to be done with a large pry bar!!
After everything was ripped out we began with a fresh coat of paint, walls & ceiling, then a 1/4″ cement board, new tile (marble look porcelain tile), toilet, & vanity all from Lowes (links to everything below).
We then added new baseboards, touched up the paint, & added the accessories.
Writing it all down like that makes it seem like it was quick & easy, but as we were also working in the laundry room at the same time, it still took a while to complete.
But totally well worth it!
Especially because, just a couple of months later, the master bathroom renovations began & they took longer to complete than expected.
So it was nice to have at least a nice, new, clean half bath available near our room so that we didn’t have to climb upstairs in the middle of the night.
However, every morning Roger still had to go all the way upstairs in order to take a shower, & he was not too fond of that morning ritual!
I know people say you should choose lighter colors for smaller rooms to make them appear bigger, but we loved this rogue blue wall color & we wanted to use it in accent areas throughout our house to help with the flow.
We have this color accented in areas of our basement, entry area, the upstairs bathroom, & in this half bath. And I have a feeling Roger will be incorporating it into the basement of our next house as well.
Speaking of which, did you know we are hoping to break ground next month! We are so excited!
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With love, G
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Psalm 51:10 NIV
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