Remodeling a bathroom can be daunting but so worth the effort and money! This was obviously one of the very first projects we undertook at the lake house. You’ll see why it needed a little update!
All of the bathrooms got an update but one of the most dramatic was the hall bathroom or guest bath. The original layout was awkward. I guess the placement of the window dictated the location of everything else in the room. We decided to pull it all out and start from scratch. It is hard to see from this picture below, but the bathtub is to the right of the toilet. We decided not to keep the florescent light and faux green marble countertop from the 70’s either.
Below is a picture of the bathroom in mid de-construction. We tossed the sink, shower and toilet but kept the base of the cabinet. It’s in my treasure room awaiting its reincarnation as my work table.
We liked the idea of natural light in the bathroom so we wanted to keep the window. As a compromise, we pulled out the window and installed thick glass block. This allows privacy and light. Win-win!
We bought a Pottery Barn look alike cabinet with a marble top vanity. I like it because it’s nice and neutral. It has plenty of storage and counter space. I wish we had room for a double sink in here but there wasn’t room. Still, it works. I would have also loved to have a vintage cast iron claw foot tub, but functionality won. We installed a tub, and comfort height toilet from Lowe’s and ordered the vanity from Amazon. The ceiling fixture is silver and glass and also from Lowe’s.
I had an antique white oval mirror and white vintage sconces in my treasure room. They fit right in! We added a rusty shelf for extra towel storage. We also keep a jar of travel size toiletries handy for guests.
In the mirror you can see Gertrude. I love her but my husband still is not a fan. I bought the frame and glass a while back and when I saw her online on Posters.com, I knew I had to have her! I had to cut the print down just a tad on the top and bottom but she fits perfectly. I love her pearls and attitude!
We installed neutral tile in the shower and the flooring and chose white towels and shower curtain to keep it clean and simple. We painted the walls a pale blue to go with our lake/nautical vibe. So, despite Gertrude’s expression, we all love it!