The deep blue bathroom was the first of many bathrooms we plan on remodeling. We chose this bathroom first because it was the darkest and dreariest of all the bathrooms. My kids never used it because it felt like a dark cave. The lighting was terrible, the tile was all wrong, and the sink was off-center. So the decision was made, and the demo began.
The tile in the shower was the first to be demoed. We demoed everything down to the studs. We also replaced the tub, which was not in the initial plan, but the tub was damaged in the demo process. These things do happen, and we knew we had room in the budget to replace the tub. My golden rule is to always add 15%-20% to any budget. Adding a cushion is necessary for any design project. Things do happen that are unforeseen. It is always best to be prepared for surprises than to be surprised and not be prepared.
The bathroom is off my kid’s playroom area; therefore, I knew I had to make the bathroom FUN! A new cabinet vanity was designed in deep navy with the sink being in the center…yay! Quartz countertop for low maintenance. Whimsical whale wallpaper for the win! The bathroom is small. When a space is small, a fun wallpaper makes it pop. I went with a light fixture that felt classic. I turned the light fixture in the opposite direction to get a different look (designer hack). We also added lighting in the shower, which makes all the difference. The flooring is a fun white penny tile with a navy penny tile border. In the shower, we used a classic white subway tile with navy penny tile as the accent.
The deep blue bathroom turned out fantastic! What was once a dark, dreary cave of a bathroom has now turned into a light, bright and fun bathroom. You can see the before and after here. Now the only problem is getting my kids out of the bathroom!