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Bathroom Inspiration!

Over the next couple of months I‘ll be working on two bathroom renovations. They’re both in the same house, a charming colonial built in the 1930’s. Colonial style homes are common here on the East Coast and are typically simple, rectangular in shape and two-three stories tall with bedrooms and bathrooms on the upper levels. One of the bathroom renovations is an update of an existing hall bath and the other is a completely new master bath that will be added to the master bedroom. The goal is to adhere to the classic style of the home.

White coastal bathroom with marble sink and lemieux et cie wallpaper
Installing Lemieux et Cie wallpaper in this coastal bathroom totally changed the look and feel! Design by Theo & Co.

What are the steps to remodeling a bathroom

The steps involved in each of these projects will be similar but planning for the master bathroom will be more involved because it doesn't yet exist. Planning should actually be one of the longest phases for both spaces to make decisions about layout, fixtures, flooring, tile and colors. Determining a budget and selecting a contractor who fits with your budget and timeline takes place at this time as well.

How do I get the most out of my small bathroom

One of the two bathrooms we’re renovating is quite small, which can definitely be a challenge. But that doesn't mean it can’t be functional and beautiful!

7 tips when working in a small bathroom space:

1. Incorporate a walk-in shower rather than a bathtub

2. Use a glass shower door

3. Include a shower wall niche for storage

4. Use a floating vanity to take up less space visually

5. Extend tile from the main bath area into the shower to make the space appear larger

6. Use wall ledges or shelves for storage

7. Consider installing a pocket door rather than a traditional door to save space

We’re currently in the important phase of planning and I wanted to share some of our inspiration. This is the fun part -- gathering ideas from Instagram, Pinterest, magazines and showrooms. Here are some of our favorites!

A great example of mixing metals.  Design by Brandon Fontenot Interiors and Wimmel Design and Construction.  

Powder room with blue wall tile and black mirror
Our client loves blue and in turn we’re loving this tile and bath by House of Jade Interiors.

White bathroom with woodwork detail and black floating sink by Marie Flanagan Interiors
This gorgeous bath by Marie Flanagan Interiors has always been a favorite of mine. So simple yet so sophisticated.

Master bathroom with gold drapes and mirror and black sink with marble top
Just about everything in this bathroom by Steve Cordony inspires us!

Tiled bath with glass shower door and wicker basket with white towels
Gorgeous tile all the way around in this simply elegant bath by Amanda Barnes Interiors.  Photo by Alyssa Rosenheck.

Bathroom designed by Amber Interiors with wood flooring and vintage rug and marble tub.
I love using vintage rugs wherever possible — even in a bathroom!  Design by Amber Interiors.

Master bath with gold mirror and gold light and copper tub and large glass window
Couldn’t resist one more by Marie Flanagan Interiors!  Loving everything about this space.

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