Guest Bathroom Sneak Peak!

For anyone preparing to undertake a remodel that ever struggles with indecisiveness or a lack of direction (me!), prepare to be overwhelmed by what seems like a million decisions all at once. I, for one, was overwhelmed and asked everyone for an opinion on vanities, tile colors, finishes, and so on. I also looked at tons of pictures on Pinterest and Houzz.

The most helpful thing, though, was having an extremely limited budget. Can you imagine how many more options there would be with a $15,000 budget? Yuck. Anyway, without further ado, here is our Guest Bathroom Mood Board (not all items are exactly what we’re using, but you get the idea).

1. Paint and accent colors. Green for the walls – Mint Frost by Valspar. I’m not set on that exact color, so I’ll probably buy a sample first. The others are ideas for accent colors. Undecided.
2. Shower tile. Primarily 3″x 6″ white subway tile with a row of accent tiles at eye level. We’ll cut the sheets of glass tiles into 3 groups of 4 rows. Decided.
3. Obvious, isn’t it? We couldn’t salvage the old toilet cause it was off-white and not in great shape. Also, it wasn’t the new elongated style. Added bonus, our toilet has “4 and a half times more flushing power than the average adult needs!” Hey, it’s what the box says! Purchased.
4. Countertop. Granite. Originally we wanted grey quartz for a number of reasons, but  for a number of better reasons (namely cost) we’re going with a dark granite. :) Decided.
5. Floor tile. We want the colors of the permanent things in the room to  go with warm or cool colors, so we went with a cool grey tile with a hint of off-white marbling. Purchased.
6. Vanity. We wanted a solid wood vanity that didn’t look like a basic builder vanity, but without the added cost of a designer one. This was very hard to find! Purchased.
7. New cabinet pulls for vanity. The vanity we found has white wooden pulls so we want to replace them with metal ones for a more updated, contemporary feel. Undecided.
8. Sink faucet. It needs to be a decent brand (they really do last longer!), brushed nickel, and widespread (not centerset)…which are quite expensive. :( Undecided.
9. Light fixture. We wanted a light fixture with 4 lights to brighten up the space. There’s no natural light in this room or opportunity for it. Purchased.

So there you have it. Hopefully that gives a good idea of where we’re headed with this project. We’re really excited with how all of the design elements are coming together, and can’t wait to see the finished product!! Still have to decide on artwork, towels and other accessories. Ugh…so many decisions.

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2 Responses to Guest Bathroom Sneak Peak!

  1. Monica February 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    This is such a cute little site!

  2. Arielle Toburen February 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Thanks, Monica! 🙂