Another room is finished and I LOOOOVE it! And because I’m so excited to get moved out to our new property, I don’t even care that it’s another space that we never used after it became pretty. After finishing the renovation, we went shopping for a few essentials to stage the room. Now, instead of a throw away bathroom, it looks like a bathroom you would find in a high end hotel or spa!
Built-in Shower Surround
The built-in shower surround elevates the builder basic, fiberglass tub/shower and makes it look more like a walk-in shower. This bathroom had two entrances. One from the basement common area and one from the bedroom. Luckily I found a 48″ round rug that works in the space perfectly.
I added a second shower bar inside the shower, for a functional shower curtain. (One that would keep the water IN the shower area.) However, I wanted a decorative curtain to enclose the shower area and after trying out about 150 different ones, we all liked this macrame’ curtain the best. (I found mine at Home Goods)
Board and Batten
The basement bathroom was one of the spaces affected bu the sewer saga. We used it with a hole in the ceiling and wall for a while. Until I finally started this makeover. I started by building out a shower surround and prettying up the walls with some board and batten.
Painting the grout made a huge difference in how the existing flooring looked in the new room. I hated this tile before but didn’t want to change it – just to sell the house. Now, I don’t mind these floors at all.
The original, vanity was a builder basic cabinet with a cast integrated sink/countertop. I replaced that with this beautiful custom vanity.
I used reclaimed wood that I saved from Calderwood Cottage. It has a live edge on the front, though I sanded it super smooth since people will be leaned up against it. (Like when you gotta lean in close to the mirror to get on your mascara.)
I found the perfectly sized mirror for about $100 on amazon. Thank goodness! I wanted it to fill the space I created for it — when I was doing the board and batten –before I had found a mirror. That’s a dangerous game to play. I wanted round. But I could have had a piece cut to fill in the boarder. It just wouldn’t have been as cool.
While I’m talking about the mirror, I tried out a Set and Match Ruler from Kapro Tools and found it really handy.
This bathroom is really quite large. It already had a linen closet and all I did was paint the inside walls. (Because they were pinky beige like the rest of the house.) I left the wire shelving because … I’m finishing this house to sell. And I’ll tell ya what, I think this bathroom is ready to sell!
Whoo-hoo! Looking great!! I can’t imagine how anxious you are to turn the page and move on to your new home. Someone is going to be really lucky to enjoy everything you’ve done.
I imagine the person that buys this house will enjoy it and all the wonderful things in it…but then, the buyer of my last house didn’t want the craft room island which I thought was crazy so you just never know. LOL
Awesome!!! Can’t wait to see the new projects at your new place!
What did you use to do the board and batten? Would moisture from the bathroom affect it over time?
I have an older house with the lathe and plaster. Thinking this would look nice in the bathroom but worried about moisture
I linked to the board and batten tutorial so you can read all the details there. It is mdf and it’s completely sealed and painted so shouldn’t ever have an issue with moisture.
Pam Britton says
Wow! Phenomenal job! Love all your work.
Thanks so much!
So glad I am not the only one who finished my house just so I could sell it! Realtor keeps saying ‘no you don’t need to do that.’ Um yes I do. Details matter!
I haven’t even had any realtors come through yet because I feel I have a pretty good “finger on the pulse” of “how to sell a house”. I would be really happy to have several realtors tell me I didn’t have to reno the master bath…because I want to be done. But I know it needs to be done so I just have to do it. But fast-ish. LOL
I think that bathroom is as big as my first floor! I live it!
It’s a crazy big house. I guess the size of this bathroom is fitting. 🙂
This looks great! I love the idea of painting the grout! I’m going to do that in our bathroom!
It made a huge difference.
Love the details on the tub/shower. What did you put on the inside of the wallboard to keep it waterproof?
Thanks Ana. I ended up just painting the whole inside of the shower with high gloss paint.
P.S. Also love the macrame shower curtain!
I love how you spruced this bathroom up. It looks so good now with all in all some pretty simple changes. Great ideas!
Sharon C says
Wow, Sandra, you’ve done an amazing transformation of this bathroom, taking it from somewhat non-descript to simply stunning. The details of your work never cease to amaze me. You are so creative and talented. The lucky new owner is going to get one gorgeous custom designed home.
Thanks so much Sharon. Of course, it tool longer than I planned. Just like every single project I take on. But I do have very unrealistic expectations of myself. LOL
Donna L. says
That shower surround MAKES the room! Great job executing your vision!
Thanks so much. I am very happy with how that room turned out!