It may just be the little bathroom downstairs, but in reality it’s the bathroom our family uses the most. It is the only downstairs bathroom, so we are in and out of it ALL day long. It didn’t match the rest of the living area, and when my husband even says the room is a hot mess – you know it’s time for an update.
I wasn’t sure what my plan exactly was when I started. I just knew the feeling I wanted the space to have.. Cozy, yet modern. Fresh, bright and inviting.
Here is our small bathroom before I started tearing it apart like it was demo day on Fixer Upper. I love a good demo day..
Why are there 3 random chunks of wood on the wall like that, you ask? No idea. For some reason I thought it was a good use of some scrap wood about.. 5 years ago. It just stayed there.
Here are the changes I made in the room, and I really do looove it all.
ITEMS FOR BATHROOM UPDATE:
I started with a fresh coat of paint – Simply White by Benjamin Moore. Just this step alone completely changed the room.
I went with a mix of matte black and brass for the fixtures and hardware. Although I really wanted to go with brass for the faucet, I ended up deciding on black. While looking at other gold faucets, they seemed to show spots and fingerprints so easily. With the amount of times we use this sink in a day, the last thing I want to worry about is a messy looking faucet.
You couldn’t keep me away from the gold though, so I mixed it all together and gotta say, I like it better than if it were all the same color. And the vanity light is a fun, modern touch.
The vanity is solid, with soft-close doors, and it came fully assembled in this gorgeous light grey color. I ordered the countertop separately- and LOVE it. It’s a white quartz with grey vain throughout.
I decided to add this half wall of shiplap on a whim one day, I feel like it was a great decision, it completely tied the space together. Not only does it make the room feel cozier, it turned a boring wall into a little feature spot.
I may just hang out in this room now, because I love it so much. I will link up all the items I used, including the rug, which has become my most favorite rug of all time.
If you want to add a stenciled floor to your bathroom, check out my post with the step-by-step guide to a gorgeous (and affordable) floor.
SHOP MY SMALL BATHROOM UPDATE ESSENTIALS:
Thanks for stopping by!
Plants did really add beauty to every space. All in all, I’m lovin’ its look!
Hi! I LOVE this bathroom redo. Could you share what you did with the countertop? It looks like you replaced it, but I couldn’t find a mention. Thanks!
Here is what I did with the countertop!
Where did you buy the vanity countertop?
The countertop comes already attached to the vanity! It’s so perfect
Where did you find the sink?
The sink is from Lowes.com =)
Where did you get the mirror over the sink
So sorry I missed this! I just updated the links for the bathroom mirror! Its at the bottom of the blog post. https://domesticblonde.com/2020/01/22/small-bathroom-remodel-ideas-before-and-after/
Hi there! Bathroom looks great! Can you link to the vanity you bought? Thanks so much!
Hi! The vanity is already linked in the post. In the middle, and also at the bottom where the photos of the products used In the room are shown. Let me know if you still have issues. Thank you!
Beautiful Bathroom! You are an inspiration! I am painting my existing cabinet so I’m only in need of a vanity top. What material is your vanity top? It looks like the options that came with your vanity are white carrara marble or white cultured marble. Which did you choose and are you happy with it? Is it solid white with no other color?
That’s so nice, thank you!The material of the vanity top is quartz. It didn’t come with the vanity, I ordered it separately. I love it! So gorgeous! It’s white with a grey vain throughout. Quartz will be a better, more solid material of the choices you mentioned. Here is the top I got–> https://rstyle.me/+Y6xe2KuAH3iIiPS9NAm7OA
What color paint is on the cabinet? So pretty!
The vanity came completely assembled and in this pretty color! I highly recommend it, too. Here is the vanity link –> https://rstyle.me/+BTTCdosApOZTNXvhxRjH6g
Ava | HIREtrades
Beautiful bathroom transformation Kelly! Love your choice of colour, it made the room look bigger. And your black faucet is so pretty.
Thank you so much! It’s amazing what a few changes can make
Nila D Kelly
Interesting! Where did you find the sink?
This is the sink I ordered, and I love it!
Love this room! What color did you paint the ship lap?
Thank you! Simply White by Benjamin Moore
You did such a beautiful job! Thank you for sharing — this is the exact layout of my small bathroom that I haven’t been able to crack.
Two questions — do you have a post on how you installed the shiplap pieces? What piece did you use at the top to finish it?
Also, do you happen to have a link for the medicine cabinet mirror to the right of your vanity mirror?
I don’t have a tutorial on the shiplap. These are interlinking boards, which you can find at home depot. Super easy to install once you cut to length! I just grabbed a piece of trim for the top. I believe it is a 1 X 2″ board that I attached, and used very thin pieces of trim to finish the sides. Hope that helps!
I LOVE this bathroom, it’s perfect! Thank you for linking all the little details. Can I ask you where you got the basket?? Thanks!
That is from Target!
Hi! Would you say the vanity is more of a cool or warm grey? Thanks!
I would say a light/cool grey
Hi there Kelly!
I have been admiring your bathroom redo for several months-I am renovating my tiny bathroom too in a few weeks and I keep coming back to your page. I love what you did-it is lovely and I am going to be doing something similar.
Your bathroom looks to be about the same size as mine-can you tell me what the size of your space is, from the shower to the door and the width?
And thank you for the inspiration!
That’s so nice, thank you! From the shower door to the bathroom door, it’s about 5 feet. It’s also about 5 1/2 ft for the width as well! Small space!
Hi Kelly! We are also adding a bathroom to our basement and found yours to be approximately the same size as our space (just like Rebecca). How much space did you allow between your toilet tank and your vanity cabinet? And also between your toilet tank and shower? We’re trying to use the tiny space we have without moving existing walls. I’m so glad I came across your post! Seeing how the finished project could look is SOOO helpful! Thanks so much for your help!
Aw thank you! There is probably just around 6 inches on the shower side and 9 on the vanity side. It’s s tight fit, but works fine!! Hope that helps!
Beautiful redo and super helpful for the one we’re thinking of doing. Thank you for linking everything – could you tell me where the little waste basket is from?
The link no longer works for the vanity. Any advice for where to look for it?
Strange, it’s working for me!
Here is the vanity-
What color did you paint the ceiling? Is it the same as the wall?
I love the bathroom remodel!! I realize the floor was already existing, but can you tell me what kind of material it is and possibly where you got it from?
The floor is a laminate wood by Shaw called Lumberjack Hickory
Hi Kelly! This remodel is a perfect starting point for our little bathroom which is almost the exact same size! Can I ask, what the overall cost was for this remodel?
Under 1k for sure
Hi! Love your bathroom makeover. Is the mirror on the side a medicine cabinet? If so, where did you get it from?
Love it all! Do you have a link or info/size for the side splash? Having a hard time finding one to fit!
Roberta R. Akers
Hi Kelly! I totally loved how you did your remodeling for your bathroom. And even more so, your content generally. Sometimes it’s hard to think more ideas for a bathroom remodel but you did an absolute great job here!
I appreciate that, thank you!!
Love this! If my bathroom already has wainscoting, would you recommend painting the wainscoting and the wall with BM Simply White or should I be doing something different to contrast? Thanks!
I love how you added the half wall of shiplap. It really transforms that one wall. Overall super cute!
Thank you so much!