We are so excited to finally remodel our small hall bathroom that was built and not touched since 1965…1965.
It is hideous. I put together this mood board so we could make sure we liked how it was going to come together before the commitment was made. I’m ready to commit!
We have a cozy house (small) and this also small hall bathroom is also our main bathroom that guests use along with the kids. We need it to stay looking nice as well as functional on a day-to-day basis.
What we are doing in this Bathroom Overhaul…
Staying with a modern farmhouse feel, I like the functional industrial look with sturdy materials that can last for the long haul.
I am ordering all the final pieces now and demolition will begin January 7th. I really am excited. Did I say that already? Because I am!
Not only is this hall bathroom EXTREMELY outdated, but it is not making the best use of the space that is there.
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Non-White Walls in this Bathroom…
Removing the wall tiles that surround the room halfway up the walls, drywall will take its place and visually open up space. I don’t want white walls, but we do need to keep it light since there are no windows in this bathroom. I’m thinking a very light warm gray to tie in the tile.
Small Bathroom Storage…
The bathroom vanity will be both less wide and not as deep to open up the area as you walk through the door. We do want a bit of storage there to keep bathroom supplies out of site so we chose not to go with a pedestal style. With the bottom shelf and a bit of leg, the floor will show a touch so the site line can extend and again look more open.
Since there will be so many squared corners, I decided on an arched mirrored medicine cabinet to soften it up. This will also add some storage. Both of my kids keep most of their stuff in a basket in their rooms so big time storage isn’t needed and since it will be for guests as well, I don’t want a bunch of junk to clutter it up.
The 50+-year-old toilet will be replaced and floating wood shelves will be placed over it to hold some wire baskets or something for more bathroom supplies and toilet paper. The warm wood colors will also add another texture to the bathroom for contrast.
An Eye-Opening Difference for this Small Space…
Not all will be replaced as we are reglazing the cast iron tub that I do love and adding sliding glass doors. This will definitely make it feel more open without a big shower curtain blocking what seems like half of the bathroom from view. We found the perfect long, skinny planks of marble looking ceramic tile that will brighten the space and charcoal grout to make the pattern stand out. We will add a new showerhead with a pull-out handheld attachment and faucet.
Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Details…
I haven’t totally decided what I want with the rest, but I do know I want some more wood or rattan pieces for texture as well as a lighter colored rug to go over the dark square gray tiles. I will be looking for some kind of organic pattern and always looking for some quirky accessories. Must have a quirk.
Anyway, that’s the gist of this small hall bathroom remodel. I will share more as the project proceeds. 🙂