It’s time for our white and gray bathroom makeover reveal, and I’m so happy with the results. My vision of a beautiful spa inspired bathroom is now a reality. The update, took about eight weeks from start to finish, but the plan of it has been swirling around in my head for years.
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I mentioned in my last post, Organizing A Master Bathroom Linen Closet, that we’ve been longing to update our bathroom for the last 18 years. With such a long time to wait, I can definitely say I didn’t have to make any last minute rash decisions.
As you can see in the uninspiring before photo of the bathroom there are no redeeming features to miss. The plain builder grade cabinets and ceramic tile are very drab and boring.
In the grand scheme of renovations, I can say this bathroom makeover is very simple. We didn’t have to move or change any permanent walls, pluming or electricity. The floor plan is basically the same as before, and I can’t wait to share a few of the highlights with you. Are you ready?
White And Gray Bathroom Makeover
Trends come and go, but I think our bathroom will have longevity with the classic style of materials that make up the new space. Here’s a list of the new items and materials in the bathroom.
- reconfigure shower with half walls
- frameless shower glass and door
- cabinet hardware
- faucets and fixtures
- wall towel rack
Picking Out Tile
The Mister and I went on several field trips to look at tile, and I quickly realized that we were on the same wave length. Boy that sure helps in making the process enjoyable.
We love the marble look of the gray and white porcelain tile. The dimensions are 12″ x 24″ and this particular one comes with seven different tile patterns.
Using one type of tile on the floor and the surrounding shower walls makes our medium size bathroom look more spacious.
In the shower we have Siberian pearl mosaic marble as an accent on the wall and on the floor. I have to tell you, every time I step into the shower my heart skips a beat. The mix of warm and cool colors in the marble are so beautiful, and I love the feel of it under my feet.
Small gray grout lines instead of white between the tiles, also aids in creating a more cohesive look to the room.
Picking the tile out first makes selecting paint colors for cabinets so much easier. I love the soft color of Silverplate by Sherwin Williams which brings out those mid shades of gray in the tile.
The new paint color for the walls is Sherwin Williams Pure White. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I wish I could repaint the whole house again in this color. We just had the house painted less than a year ago, but I love this brighter color so much better. Live and learn I always say. LOL!
Quartz Countertop and Accents
Deciding on using quartz countertop for the bathroom took about a nanosecond. In truth I never really considered using anything else.
In addition to using quartz for the countertop we also have quartz for the shower bench, threshold and on the top of each pony wall. Using it in the shower really helps the flow of these two areas, and I’m so glad our contractor made that suggestion.
Another great suggestion is hiding the shower cubby so that our products are not visible from the door way.
I love the look of mixing metals, but decided to stay with polished chrome hardware, towel rack and fixtures like our other bathrooms. It just seems to make since to keep the style of our home consistent, and not make it something that it’s not.
What do you think about these gorgeous mirrors? I think they give the bathroom a little touch of glam with the champagne silver brushed finish. Sometimes the little things can have the most impact.
With so many hard surfaces in the bathroom, it was begging for some organic touches and texture. Adding the wicker trash bin, the monstera plant in a basket and even the cane chair adds some earthy colors and textures. Don’t you love these additions too?
We have so much more storage with the configuration of our new cabinets. We each have three drawers in addition to the under the sink cabinets. The middle section that was once a vanity, now has a big pull out hamper which was another one of those smart suggestions from our contractor.
Having a hamper is a much better use of the space, since it was never used as a sit down vanity anyway. Speaking of features, be sure to check out my previous post Organizing A Master Bathroom Linen Closet. It’s still one of my favorites.
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Thank you for stopping by to see the reveal of our white and gray bathroom makeover. If you have any questions just leave them in comments and I’ll be happy to answer them.
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