It took foreverrrrrrrrr to complete this tiny bathroom remodel. I’m convinced small spaces are much much harder to remodel than larger spaces. With that said though, we are OVER THE MOON in love with the end result. We ripped everything out of this space. Tile, wire mesh, 2 inch thick mortar, more tile, broken sliding doors, a weird platform, and did I mention tile? So much brown tile!! This teensy tiny bathroom remodel tested my love of DIY many times along the way but I’m happy to say we persevered! You can see part 1 & part 2 of this process.
We started with a very brown bathroom. The walls were a yellowed cream color and the tiles were 3 shades of speckled brown. Ewww. First things first, we made this mood board. When I say we, I mean my husband and I. He has become the BEST DIY problem solver through this process. I’m so grateful for him and all of his hard work in this bathroom! Anyway…mood board.
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We definitely strayed a bit with the design and I’m glad we did. I HATED that light fixture once it was up in the room. Thankfully it was only $40 and the new one I got makes me swoon! Ahhh!!! I haven’t found a forever rug for this tiny space yet either so if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them. I need something small, absorbent but also stylish and doesn’t clash or take away from the beautiful tile. You ready for some pictures?!
How about that new tile from Build Direct though? It’s AMAZING and I couldn’t love it more! The star of this bathroom for sure. My husband and I learned a lot along the way. I know a lot of people are scared to DIY but if we can do so can you. It’s scary but the risk is 100,000% worth it. Go for it, what’s the worst that could happen? Is our bathroom perfect? No. But it certainly is waaaaaay better than where it was! Here is the before of that little nook:
Our floor was in pretty rough shape once all of the brown 1 inch tiles were removed and we also had a spot next to the toilet where the angled ceiling (our stairs) is. It was originally built up and over a vent. We decided we wanted that out and the normal floor to extend into that space. That created a spot about 1.5 inches lower than the rest of the bathroom floor.
These pictures just don’t do this bathroom justice. No natural light makes it hard so they are yellow but in person it doesn’t look like that. If you want to see a video hop over to Instagram and it’s saved to my profile. Stay tuned for a source post and if there’s anything you want included or have questions let me know!!