5 out of 5 in the bathroom remodel series
We started our bathroom remodel a little over 3 years ago, but I am still working on selecting some of the finishes. This is the part I LOVE and to me, it is the most fun. This is when the space gets its character and stamped with our unique personality. Below find all the sources for the finishes we used in the bathroom and see the big reveal!
Looking for the other posts in this series?
- Bathroom Remodel – The Before + Wishlist
- Bathroom Remodel – DIY or Hire Out + The Design
- Bathroom Remodel – Design Dilemma
- Bathroom Remodel – Vanity: Style + Function
You guys! We did it!! Or rather my husband did!! This was the biggest project we’d taken on together as a couple and we survived it!
My husband is a TOTAL ROCKSTAR and the space is beautiful! We are both so happy with the way it turned out!
In the second post in this series, I listed everything that Mike took on with this remodel and it was A LOT. We ended up hiring out the tile work, plumbing, and electrical mostly because we were running out of time and steam. I was able to pitch in on the weekends to help paint, hold boards, nail things, etc.
But Mike….He is the one who deserves the kudos for this one 🙂 Thanks babe! Well done you!
Let’s start with the plumbing fixtures we selected for our bathroom remodel.
Functionality was very high on the list when I started narrowing down options for the faucets. I liked the look of the longer, arched style neck, but I wanted to make sure that it was functional for everyday use. When I’m washing my face over the sink, I don’t want to be hitting the top of the spout with my forehead. It’s a big pet peeve of mine and one I have run into before.
We ordered the Delta Silverton Widespread faucets in chrome from Home Depot and they are a perfect size. They are traditional looking and work well in the space. There is still a bit of an arch to the neck, which I love, but it’s not high enough to get in the way. Plus, the spout reach is 4.88 inches which gave us the clearance we needed to reach the sink from the mount but not become obtrusive.
I really love the look of wall-mounted faucets and was hoping to do that in here but it wasn’t in the budget. They typically cost more than the traditional deck mounted ones.
Also, something I didn’t think about was the additional labor to install and potential repair costs if there is ever a leak or other issue. Not something we wanted to tackle in this home.
For the shower trim kit, I had two boxes to tick.
I wanted something that would coordinate with the sink faucets and the shower head needed to be great.
The Pfister Marielle Shower Trim LG89-8MBC in chrome was the perfect match. The neck on the showerhead has a beautiful arch to it, mimicking the arch in the faucets. The style is traditional, elegant, and timeless.
The showerhead had positive reviews and I fell in love with the size of the face and look of the rain head. There were a few other showerheads I was considering but I didn’t love the tub faucets that came with them. The one included in this trim kit is understated and simple and I love the way it looks in the room. I’m so happy with our decision!
We purchased our tub from Lowes. It is the Archer Alcove bathtub by Kohler. It measures 32″ x 60″ and is slightly bigger and wider than our old tub. We gained only about 4″ in width and about 2″ in length but just that little bit has made all the difference.
The toilet is American Standard, also from Lowes, and is similar to this one on their site.
I revealed our vanity in this post. We found it on Wayfair and it is the Stela 72″ Double Vanity in black with a carrara marble top. It wasn’t our first choice but it is perfect for the bathroom. The height is 34″ which I am pretty sure is about 10″ higher than our previous vanity and brings it up to a more comfortable height for both Mike and me.
The vanity came with a matching 3″ tall carrara marble backsplash that we ended up repurposing for the shelves in the shower niche. I didn’t have anything selected for this and this ended up being the perfect width and length for both shelves.
For the shower curtain, I wanted something simple but with a bit of detail. This bright white curtain I found on Wayfair was just the thing. Simple and functional, but unique with its black tassel trim to add a bit of style.
I eventually want to do something mounted high for a little more drama but haven’t landed on the perfect fabric yet.
We have one small window in our bath. Instead of going with a typical roman shade, I decided to hang an off-white curtain from Ikea. It is 96” in length, which is what I prefer for our current home. I like to mount our curtain rods high to extend the eye up and lengthen the room. It makes the space feel a little more special and grand.
We used to have these curtains in our living room but had replaced them a while ago so I repurposed one for this space for the time being. These are similar to ours but without the embossed print.
It’s not exactly the fabric and color I had in mind for the space but it works for now. Once I decide on what I’m doing with the shower curtain, I will most likely pick something else for here.
The rugs and towels we purchased from Target. Our towels are from their Fieldcrest line and the rugs are Project 62 + Nate Burkus. It doesn’t look like they have the dark blue colorway in the Fieldcrest brand but these are similar.
I’m a sucker for navy and when paired with black my heart skips a beat!
I do think I want to explore the idea of using an old Turkish or oriental rug for in here but I haven’t found the right one yet that will work with this pattern.
I found beautiful towel hooks from Anthropologie. The ones I decided to go with were the brass circlet towel hooks and I also got the coordinating toilet paper holder.
I should say here that I LOVE the look of mixing metals and since our plumbing fixtures were polished chrome I wanted to bring in some brass and the hooks gave me the perfect opportunity to do so.
They no longer have the towel hooks on their site, but these are similar in matte black which would also work in the space. I also LOVE the look of these and how it mixes both brass and nickel together.
We also got 2 sets of additional hooks for the everyday towels we use for showering. These are matte black with two hooks per plate and tie in with the black in the floor tile and vanity. They are from Joanna Gaines’s shop Magnolia but I’m not sure they carry them anymore though. Try these for a similar look. without the backplate.
Texture and Warmth
Remember that warmth I was trying to bring in with the wood? Well, I decided to do this with baskets and a footstool for now.
I have two woven baskets. A small one for the trash and a larger one as the hamper. Both I found at HomeGoods.
I love baskets! They are a great way to add texture to a space. They add warmth and break up all the hard, polished surfaces in the room.
I found the footstool at Marshals and it was love at first sight. The wood tone and the leather top are perfect in the bathroom. Again, it brings some texture and warmth to the room that is much needed. It is also super functional and perfect to pull up next to the tub to hold a towel or my book at bath time. Win-Win!
We have 3 different light fixtures in the space.
The ceiling light and the sconces over the mirrors are both from Cleveland Lighting. The ceiling light is by Savoy House and is the Scout three-light flush mount. The scones are no longer available on their site but these from The Home Depot are an exact match.
The can light over the shower was a standard fixture that the electrician sourced and installed. It is not what I would have picked out but my husband was present at the time of install and he is not as particular as me.
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that our floor tile is from Wayfair and it is a 4″ x 4″ porcelain mosaic tile by EliteTile and the style is Melody.
The wall tile we used in the shower is from Lowes but they no longer have it listed on their site. The Home Depot has a 4″ x 8″ polished white subway tile that is pretty close. We used a matching bullnose down the sides to cap the tile.
Moldings and trim
The wainscoting we sourced from Hartville Hardware and it is tongue and groove pine boards. We used a simple pine quarter round at the base of the walls and for the cap on top of the wainscoting, we used a chair rail with a similar profile to this one.
The casing around the doors and windows is also from The Home Depot and the profile looks like this.
There are still some finishing touches to wrap up that I am still working on but without further ado, here’s the big reveal!
Welcome to our bright, clean, and inviting main bath!
I hope you enjoyed this bathroom remodel series showing the process of our little second-floor main bath! Have you tackled a project in your home lately? What is your favorite part of the new space?