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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

bathroom inspirations

As I mentioned sometime before we are planning to redo our guest bathroom and our powder room and now the time is almost here. We will be starting the Monday after Thanksgiving. First food induced coma followed by construction crazies. Of course before even planning to redo our bathrooms I had pinned away pretty bathroom images on Pinterest. We both love white subway tile and knew we wanted to use it again in the downstairs bathrooms. Our bathroom upstairs also has subway tile in the shower and the floor is black hexagon tile. I never showed any photos of the finished bathroom and will definitely snap photos of that bath as well. Consider upcoming December to be bathroom month on my blog…


The powder room is a tiny little space that we only use to clean and store our painting supplies as well as storing our stash of toilet paper. I think that room only got a cleaning once right when we moved into the house in April 2010…Oops! We will be tiling the wall behind the sink with white subway tile from floor to ceiling. The tile is left over from a previous project. We already owned the light fixture and have already purchased the sink & cabinet, faucet and the black and white hexagon tile for the floor.


Of course the guest bath will get white subway tile around the bathtub as well and for the floor we have chosen white penny rounds. I think the white on white will look great with black grout. We also chose the same style sink/cabinet combination from IKEA, just a little wider. Both bathrooms are very small and we needed sinks that aren’t too deep and the Lillangen series fit the bill. The storage underneath is also a big plus! We already own the light fixture, mirror and towel rack and use it in the bathroom.  The tub is ordered, we actually just ordered it last night. Both of us fell in love with a tub we saw at one of the apartments at OHNY but we found out that the price for it is way out of our league. After that we had a hard time finding the right tub for the right price. Bathtub and shower fixtures are also already purchased. The only things missing now are new toilets and that’s another thing we have a hard time deciding because we wanted to use the same model we used in the upstairs bathroom but that one is sadly discontinued and we haven’t made a final decision yet. Why do I always get hung up on the smaller details? It’s just a toilet, right? Once the bathrooms have received their new tile I can make a decision about paint color, I have to see it in order to get a better feel. Right now I am not sure if I would go dark or light on the paint. I guess we’ll have to wait and see…
PS. Before, during and after shots will follow! :)

21 comments:

  1. Oooh, can't wait for the pictures of how you make this into a reality

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    1. I can't wait for the construction to be over and we haven't even started yet ;)

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  2. Woo hoo- bathroom month! As someone who has seen your bathroom (and think it looks great), can't wait to see what you do next in the bath department.

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    1. Thank you Santa! I am curious to see if the actual finished bathroom will look like what I imagined it to be...

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  3. They're both going to look so good! And no decision is ever too small when it comes to home renovations, don't kid yourself! I love both the IKEA sink vanities and all that beautiful tile you picked out. Subway tile with (intentionally!) dark grout is gorgeous. Love all that penny and hexagonal floor tile too. Oooh I can't wait to see everything all finished!

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    1. Thanks Erin! Can't wait to see it finished either...

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  4. wow, da habt ihr euch aber ein Projekt vorgenommen....bin schon sehr gespannt auf das Ergebnis! Fliest ihr alles selber oder habt ihr Hilfe?

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    1. Wir haben einen Freund, der gelernter Fliesenleger ist und uns hilft. Alleine wuerden wir sicherlich Wochen an dem ganzen Projekt sitzen ;)

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  5. Ich bin schon sehr gespannt auf die Vorher-Nachher Bilder. Deine Inspirationen finde ich schonmal toll (wir wollen unser Badezimmer auch bald sanieren).
    Liebe Grüße aus good ol' Germany

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    1. Ich werde am kommenden Wochenende mal Vorher Bilder machen und hoffentlich laauft alles glatt und die nacher Bilder koennen auch bald gemacht werden.

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  6. U too? I'm also revampign my bathroom. Though mine is more decorative then reno-ish. We just had our pendant lamp mounted (it took a looooog time to find a pendant fixture I [we??:] liked, but I knew I wanted it to be a ceiling pendant vs sconce. You design board looks amazing! Can't wait to see it come alive. And hey, a toilet is not just a toilet (haha). When I choose our replacement one, I was picky and in the end my tushy and I luv it.

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    1. Thanks Ada! Hope you will be showing your bathroom revamp on your blog. I agree that sometimes it takes time to find the right things for it's always worth the wait. We finally found a toilet we liked. Yay!

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  7. Love your moodboard, it's going to look wonderful! Can't wait to see the final pictures.

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    1. Thank you Niki! I will keep you posted on how the renovation will turn out...

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  8. These are so inspiring! I love the white/ black/ natural feel you have here. I recently repainted by bathroom a plain white and am now trying to figure out what to do with it/ how to decorate!

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    1. Thanks Lindsey! Curious what you will do decor wise.

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  9. I love your bath room inspirations as well as your actual bath room upstairs. The black tiles look so classy.

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  10. I'm so excited for you!! I love the subway tiles. I'm hoping to eventually have them in my kitchen...
    Your moodboard is the perfect mood for me xxx

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    1. Thanks Leah! Oh, I also love Subway tile in the kitchen!

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  11. I just finished the blog. Really very helpful. Thanks for sharing such an amazing blog.
    Hexagonal floor Tile

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