Do you have an older style, painfully outdated or just plain BLAH bathroom? If you’ve been dreaming of transforming it into something modern and beautiful, then we’ve got the post for you today! Check out the before and after of our guest’s modern bathroom update:
Amazing, right?!? If you think this is a one-in-a-million makeover (and okay, it kind of really is), you need to check out these other amazing modern bathroom makeovers:
Inspired? I thought so. (If you need more, check out these great bathroom makeovers.) Now, here’s Sarah with all the details of her newly-updated modern bathroom!
Modern Bathroom Update
by Sarah of An Inviting Home
It is so good to be back at Remodelaholic. I just can’t get enough of all of the inspiration here! Last time we met I shared our No Barista Needed, Coffee Bar with you. Since that time I’ve been busy over at An Inviting Home giving tips on how I do laundry for our family of seven in less than ONE hour per week, how we make laundry detergent for $.98 cents per month for said family and how we just celebrated TWO years as a family of seven! I’m determined to live life to the fullest…and figure out time saving, frugal tips that keep this momma inspired along the way!
During the past few months we also remodeled our main level bathroom. Craziness! One bathroom for seven people…need I say more? We took it from its 1950’s original state to a more modern & functional update.
We did all of the labor ourselves along with my dad’s help & expertise. We replaced the window, added an exhaust fan, added lighting in the ceiling, re-drywalled the entire room, added new flooring, trim, toilet, cabinets & sink and managed to survive it all! No joke, my husband got a serious infection from a small cut on his hand during demolition that slowed us down by a week! The whole process ended up taking about 4 weeks and the materials came in just under two thousand dollars.
One of my absolute favorite things are the floors. They are porcelain tiles that look like wood. Do you see that handle in the picture below? That is a little bonus surprise that my dad created. I wish that I had taken pictures of the process along the way to walk you step by step on how to create one of these…forgive me.
He took the IKEA cabinet that we bought and built the custom toe kick base. While doing that he built a custom pullout step stool that hides inside. Our youngest recently mastered potty training and pulls this thing out like it’s his job. I think it even helps him remember to wash his hands! 🙂
From the towel hooks to the back splash to the mini-covered garbage can we tried to bring everything together in this small space that would not only look beautiful but would function well for our large family and friends who come into our home.
6 x 24 Porcelain Tile Floor – Timber Traditional (in gray) from Menards
Toilet – Stratus HET Tall Height Elongated from Mendards
Window – 24×42 Vinyl Single Hung from Menards
Cabinet – Lillangen Sink Base from IKEA
Sink – Lillangen Sink from IKEA
Faucet – Dalskar Chrome Plated from IKEA
Medicine Cabinet – Lillangen Mirror Cabinet from IKEA
Hanging Shelf – Lillangen End Unit from IKEA
Tile Back Splash – Malco Stria from The Tile Store
Wall Color – Benjamin Moore “Silver Lake” in Matte Finish
Amazing work, Sarah! Thanks for visiting with us again!
If you want to read more about how Sarah thrives as a busy mom of 5, check out An Inviting Home for time- and sanity-saving tips and more great home projects like turning a coat closet into a mudroom!
Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.