Rose & Co Blog: Main Floor Guest Bath Remodel

Main Floor Guest Bath Remodel

 Happy Hump Day, all!

If you follow me on Snap @absolutelykylie you saw my little “before” rant about our upstairs guest bath. This is the only bathroom on the main floor of the house, and it’s used constantly, but unfortunately, its in rough shape.



I don’t know if it’s the gorgeous seashell sink, wobbly toilet that only flushes when it feels like it, or the ‘retro” popcorn ceiling that gives it it’s flair, but I do know…it’s gotta go.

We start demo this weekend so I as promised I wanted to pop in with a moodboard and our plan to make it fabulous.  We’re trying to do the entire project with a budget of $1000.00, and in a one-month time frame because we both work full time and like to spend our evenings soaking up Sawyer instead of working on grout.

Thanks to Jojo Gains and fixer upper, there is a crazy trend of “farmhouse chic” right now, and we’ll be pulling some of those elements into the room like we’ve done the rest of our house (because lets be honest, who doesn’t love it?!), but more than anything, I want to create a classic, timeless room that wont go out of style when distressed furniture does, if that makes sense. I'm super inspired by these half baths and they're totally surving as my vision for the end result in our bathroom.







We’re retiling with this classic white penny tile, and I picked out a new, more modern pedestal sink. We had originally planned on a vanity in the room, but it is small, and the extra storage isn’t needed since it’s just a half bath. So we decided to save on money by going with a sleek, classic pedestal design that matches our new Kohler Toilet. The moen faucet is a clean, modern design as well and I just fell in love with it! We sort of decided to splurge on a toilet. Although it’s certainly the least fun item to buy, it does see the most action, so we wanted one with super flushing power!



We’re going to install tall, white wainscotting around the room, and paint the rest of the space a deep, charcoal grey. We plan to paint our kitchen cabinets deep charcoal when we renovate in the Spring, so I’m hoping this will tie in.

We’re picked out all chrome accents. From a new chrome toilet paper holder , to towel ring and light fixture, I’m hoping the pretty shiny finish makes the space feel a bit more refined. Stop rolling your eyes at me fellow parents…I know they will be covered in little Sawyer finger prints before I know it! J

The mirror we picked is definitely my favorite of all. It’s a frameless oval mirror that I think is going to look amazing! It was the first thing I picked when deciding on the design and it’s definitely my favorite so far.

Above the toilet, we want to do some exposed open shelving, but I’m not sure what that is going to look like yet.I don’t want to do white shelving because of the wainscotting, but I’m afraid with all of the chrome that anything to rustic will look out of place. I think we’re going to try a gray-wash similar to that on our dining table on some floating shelves Jake will build.

So that’s the plan! Make sure you’re following along on snapchat @absolutelykylie, as I promise to film the progress as we go! And if that’s not your thing, I’ll definitely pop in each week with progress updates J

We’d like to completely wrap up the bathroom by September. Our schedule is as follows:

July 30th-31st Demo (rip up tile, donate sink, toilet, and current cabinets, scrape popcorn ceiling)
August 6th-7th Tile/Texture Ceiling
August 13th-14th Install Wainscotting/Paint
August 20th-21st All fixtures installed (toilet, sink, mirror, shelving, light fixture)
August 27th-28th Clean, decorate, photograph
August 29th reveal on the blog! J

Ambitious? We’ll see!  Thanks for following along.

Until Next Time,

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