Downstairs Bathroom Refresh: The Plan

When we built our home, we made the decision to do a lot of the upgrades ourselves rather than paying the builder to do it. This meant that we moved into a brand new home that still needed “work”. The bathroom downstairs is the last room we need to tackle on the main floor. While it really isn’t that bad, the decor really doesn’t go with the rest of the house.

This is the current state of the bathroom:


As I said, it is not terrible. It is, however, very basic and has a few layout issues. The primary issue with the layout is that the size of the current vanity and the placement of the toilet do not allow for the toilet paper holder to be located near the toilet. Thus, the toilet paper holder is currently located about 4 feet away from the toilet. While this may not sound like a big issue, not being able to reach the toilet paper from the toilet is super annoying!

To better orient you in the space, here is a floor plan of the space now as well as the plan for the reconfiguration.

The reason I’m just calling this a bathroom “refresh” is that we are not planning to change out everything in the bathroom. The only big things we are changing are the floors (which requires demoing the current tile floors) and the vanity. The bathtub, tile surround, and toilet are all staying the same. We will also be changing the fixtures, adding trim, and painting the walls.

This is my mood board for the bathroom:

Sources: mirror, light fixture, vanity (similar, similar), shower curtain (similar), apothecary cabinet, hardware, art, framefloors, paint

I want the feel of the bathroom to be consistent with the rest of the downstairs. We will install wood plank ceramic tiles to tie into the wood floors throughout the rest of the main level. We also plan to install bead board on the lower portion of the wall to maintain the millwork we’ve added throughout the house.  We will paint the upper part of the wall a deeper teal/green, which will blend nicely with the lighter green on the walls leading into the bathroom.

I’m so excited for this project! I think it is going to turn out so well. I’ll post the finished product soon.

Thanks for reading!


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