In this post, Before and After: Our Guest Bathroom Makeover I’ll share a few simple things I’ve added that transformed the outdated space into pretty and functional.
It’s one of the projects I’ve wanted to tackle since day one we moved in (10-months ago). Like all of the rooms in the house, the walls in this space are painted with contractor’s beige color. I don’t know about you, but for some reason, I’m not a fan of this color at all. That’s why, I re-painted every room of the entire house.
In our house, the guest bathroom is located at the back, strategically placing it in the same corner where the guest room and hallway closet are. It means convenience and easy access for our guest. Having said all that I decided to give the guest bathroom a clean and minimal look. I don’t like stuffing a small space with too many things. I don’t believe there’s a need to put items on the counter. The challenge that we have in this space is that the vanity cabinet doesn’t have any drawers. Why not replace it? Well, just because it doesn’t have any drawers doesn’t mean I’m going to replace it. What did I do to rectify the issue? I used acrylic organizers to store the items a guest may need in the cabinet plus the hallway closet is just within reach.
See the before and after photos below.
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Here are the things I did for our guest bathroom makeover:
1) Painted the walls with Sherwin Williams Moonlit Path (SW3347). I love this color it’s perfect for the blue theme that I’m going for in this space and the one coat application is the best ever. It saves time, energy and $$.
2) Painted the cabinets with white. Since the cabinets are dated, painting it took a bit longer (number of applications and considering the drying time) than the walls. I used sander deglosser, primer, milk paint, and satin topcoat. To ease the painting project, I used both roller and a paintbrush plus painter’s pyramid stands while working on the cabinet doors.
3) Added hardware on cabinet doors. I used a stainless steel bar pull that I bought from Wayfair. It looks sleek and elegant. Tip: When drilling a hole make sure to get the accurate measurement of each piece and double check the measurement. Measure, measure, measure!
4) Attached a mirror frame. Like many builder grade bathroom mirrors, the one in our guest bathroom doesn’t have a mirror frame. There are different options I considered while working on this until I came across mirrormate.com. It’s like a dream come true. All I had to do was measure the mirror top to bottom and left to right and its custom made. It was promptly delivered and I couldn’t be happier. The frame has beautifully completed the look of the mirror.
5) Installed floating wall shelf. I bought the shelves at Amazon a few months back. It was easy installation using the electric drill. What I like best when hanging an item on the wall is using a stud finder. It makes the project so much easier.
6) Added shower curtain, towel ring, and rugs. I bought the shower curtain from TJ Maxx, the towel ring is from Bed, Bath and Beyond, and the rugs are from HomeGoods.
7) Hang photo frames. Since there’s a blank space on the wall immediately across the toilet seat, I decided to add photo frames that are simple and easy on the eyes. This addition completes the look of this guest bathroom.
After completing all the improvements in our guest bathroom, I’m confident that any time we have a guest or guests its simple touches will get noticed. How do you give your guest bathroom a complete look? Regardless of which space I’m working on, I always go with a minimalist style. What’s your style?
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