It’s funny how every room we makeover makes another room I thought wasn’t too bad look that much more desperate for a transformation. The kids’ baths didn’t seem too offensive when we first moved in. There were much bigger fish to fry. But over time, and with each makeover, these rooms looked more and more ready to be changed.
Xander’s bathroom is probably my least favorite room in the house. It’s small, dark, and dingy. The shower is made of FRP (a material used to cover restaurant kitchen walls) and the floor is carpet. WHO CARPETS A KID’S BATHROOM? I’ll let the pictures do the talking…
The lighting might be the worst offender, but what’s currently in there hasn’t warranted my desire to see it any better. Hopefully we’ll be changing all of that! Boy’s don’t need a ton of fuss in a bathroom, so we’re going pretty utilitarian in here: a wash sink, tile everywhere I mean everywhere, and easy, assessable storage.
The girl’s bath is a nice size and has great natural light from a skylight. Unfortunately that skylight is leaking and causing damage over the tub. The tub has a strange, tiled step up that is neither useful or beautiful. Much of making over this space will be working to un-date it, including getting rid of the popcorn ceilings and soffit over the vanity. Oh, and do you notice that board at the end of the ceiling, after the fan? It’s a shelf. Like the kind you put your 1990’s faux ivy plants on. So you can stare at your plastic plants while you shower? I can’t wait to see that thing go and get even more light pouring into the vanity area.
Aside from the decor that feels a little tired and dated, there are functional pieces in here that aren’t so functional. The toilet flushes sometimes, but I wouldn’t count on it. The bath works, but we’re not sure how sealed things are. Clearly we are needing some new towel bars and toilet paper holders, ha. And Milly decided to draw on the wall soon after we told her she’d be getting a new bathroom. I’m just hoping this was a one-and-done incident.
The finishes in here are fine. Nothing is offensive, but nothing is special either. A girls’ bath feels like a place to have some fun! I want to be bold in here. I want it to feel like their own little jewel box to get ready in. I’m thinking color, pattern, and shine for a place that is glam enough to grow with them too.
Micah started demo last night. We’ve had most of the materials sitting in our garage for months, so to say I’m ready would be an understatement. I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Lowe’s for another incredible transformation in our home they’ve partnered with us on the library, the kitchen, and the deck. Like all of my favorite projects these rooms are sure to be a mix of splurges and saves, DIYs and calling in the professionals when we need to, new and old. Who’s ready for some color and bold pattern?
This renovation is in partnership with Lowe’s. All thoughts, opinions, and selections are my own.
LET’S CONNECT! FIND ME ON…
Keep on reading…
Starting with Art: Designing a Boy’s Room
Lightening Up and a Weekend Project
Stepping In and Out of My Comfort Zone