I’m so excited to share the full transformation of our primary bathroom. My goal with this bathroom was to make it feel like a spa retreat that I can be excited to start and end my day despite the size of the room.
Size expectations for primary bathrooms vary all over the U.S. and the world really, but in Texas, this is a very small primary bathroom. As we share the design details we’re going to share tips on how to make your primary bathroom feel like a retreat even if it’s lacking size.
Let’s start with the bathroom before. Not only was it smaller but it was a jack and jill bathroom with a door to the hallway as well as a door from our bedroom. The shower was a dated shower insert and the floors were a bland ceramic with no character or interest. The counter tops had been updated and I really love them. They’re a quartzite that has a marble look. This finish sparked a lot of the design.
The first step was to close in the door making only one entrance. This gave us room to extend the depth of the shower which made the biggest impact on our renovation.
We chose to use the Bedroasians Cloe tile on the shower walls and the ceiling. The variation adds a really nice organic feel. Using the tile on the ceiling really makes the room feel larger and gives a dramatic effect that the typical drywall on a ceiling could not do. I saw it in this inspiration photo here and knew I had to do it. I also had frameless glass installed all the way to the ceiling which made the effect even more dramatic.
For shower fixtures, I chose the Delta Rain Showerhead in Champagne Gold. I love how large the rain head is and the color is pure perfection.
With the floor tile, I knew I wanted something that looked like a natural stone, but didn’t want a white marble since the countertops are a quartzite that looks like white marble. This tile was a perfect choice because it’s a little dark and moody with white veins. It coordinates the shower wall tile as well as the countertops.
The next update we made was the vanity area. Similar to our kitchen the cabinet boxes were solid so all we needed to do was have new doors made and add hardware. The hardware is from Pottery Barn linked here.
We found arched mirrors from Lowes that came in silver but we used Rub and Buff to give the frames an antique gold finish. These mirrors were $70 and the shape truly elevates the space. I was looking online and they were so darn expensive. I love the arched trend but since it is a trend I didn’t want to spend too much and then feel like need to update when the next trend rolls around.
The last things we did was add the same woven shades that we have in the living room to the windows to add warmth and texture to the room.
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I hope these bathroom updates inspire you that any size bathroom can be dreamy and amazing. I’m so happy with the completed space. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below!