Hey guys! Sorry for the radio silence on the blog this week. Life behind the scenes has been a bit of a whirlwind lately. I’m working on a fun new project involving video which has me equally terrified and excited! Nothing will make you more self conscious than hearing and watching yourself on camera. It’s a total hot mess, but trying new things and forcing yourself to step outside of your comfort zone always sparks personal growth. I can’t wait to tell you more, but in the mean time let’s all hope the magic of video editing is kind to me. 😉 In other news, I’m in the makeover planning stages for the boy’s bathroom, which is on my 2018 home hit list.
One of the main reasons we moved our son down the hall to what used to be our guest bedroom was so that our kids would each have their own bathroom. This is a first for them as they’ve always shared a bathroom, but as we’ve entered the teen years the blessing of having them in their own spaces has been so appreciated……mostly by me. No more teen drama in the morning = praise hands!
At any rate, while I gave the girl’s bathroom a fun makeover last year and my son’s new bedroom got a nice little revamp, his bathroom is pretty dull and boring. This house isn’t old. It was built in 2010, so there’s nothing here that is outdated or ugly, it’s just pretty basic and totally void of personality. Here’s a look at where we’re starting in here.
- As you can see, size-wise this is more like a powder room. There isn’t a ton of space in here at all. It honestly looks larger in these photos than it does in real life. The trick will be in figuring out how to make the space appear larger.
- There are two entrances to this bathroom. One from the hallway and one from my son’s bedroom. This is convenient in terms of function, but it cuts down on wall space which makes this small bathroom feel even smaller.
- Zero windows = zero natural light. This isn’t doing the space any favors. It makes this small bathroom feel even smaller.
I always like to start a makeover by identifying the hurdles or issues that I want to address, and then I spend a good bit of time scouring the internet and my favorite publications for inspiration. I’ve yet to come up with a solid plan, but my ultimate goal is to brighten the space which will hopefully help this small bathroom to feel much larger. I’m going for a simple, clean and classic look.
This bathroom doesn’t need to be completely redone obviously. It just needs a little love. The layout works well. And the vanity provides the perfect amount of storage space. But I know a few impactful changes will give this small space a much more custom look. And I won’t have to break the bank to make it happen.
Here’s a look at what’s inspiring me. I’m still team subway tile. And I’m big time loving black tile floors. People often opt to steer clear of dark colors in windowless spaces, but a dark floor color could ground the space really nicely and in contrast make the walls appear taller, thereby making the whole space feel larger. I will definitely be adding some tile to the walls – how much? – I’m not quite sure yet. But I’ve found that in windowless bathrooms adding more reflective surfaces helps to open them up a great deal…..that’s why I added a tile wall to our powder room.
I’m hoping to nail down my plans for this space by next week, so I can get started!
Are you working on or getting ready to start any home improvement projects?