We are renovating our guest bathroom! Check out the before pictures and see our bathroom mood board and sources in this article.
Today we’re introducing our next renovation project – our guest bathroom. You’ll see the before pictures, see our bathroom mood board and we’ll provide links to the sources found in the design plan. We’ll also be sharing a full project list so you can get an idea of what is to come!
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If you remember back a couple of years ago we tackled a fairly simple makeover in our guest bathroom. We only spent $250, but we made a huge difference in the space.
With a little paint, shiplap and fresh decor we transformed the bathroom and gave it some of that boho style that I love.
Just take a look at this impressive before and after! It was SO much better.
But all along this was a “Phase 1” makeover in our minds. We wanted to spend a little bit of money to make the space look a lot better while we waited until we had the time, energy and money to focus on it for a full renovation.
We knew that the bathroom really needed to be fully renovated for several reasons.
The bathtub was old and discolored. The pedestal provided no storage and was cracked. The drywall texture was not great.
At some point (before we moved in) there had been a leak from the bathtub or toilet and subflooring hadn’t properly been fixed.
The painted tile floor worked well for a couple years, but it really wasn’t a perfect long term solution.
Our Next Project: Guest Bathroom Renovation
So now’s the time to focus on this space! We’re done with most of the other rooms in our home (for now).
Meanwhile we’ve been patiently waiting for the real estate market to calm down a bit so we can purchase another home and move forward with converting this house to an AirBNB.
Bathroom Mood Board
As we get going on this fun and exciting bathroom renovation, I wanted to take the time to share some of the behind the scenes with you so you can see some of the thought and design choices that are going into the bathroom.
Here’s the mood board and design plan that we’ve come up with.
Pretty gorgeous, right? I can’t wait to see it come together in real life!
I started dreaming up this bathroom renovation this winter and start playing around with different design ideas while cozied up on the couch when it was cold and snowy outside – that’s the perfect time for renovation dreams, right?
We’ve made a few adjustments to the plans as we got closer to being able to start the renovation as we nailed down the color schemes and supplies due to availability.
Here’s the bathroom mood board sources that we’ll be using in the renovation. No promises that a couple of these here and there won’t change because this is real life renovating over here and sometimes that means you’ve gotta pivot.
Bathroom Mood Board: Sources
- Green paint color (lower half of walls)
- Beige paint color (upper half of walls)
- Sink faucet
- Bathroom light
- Tile above vanity
- Tile floor (no longer sold. We had it leftover from our master bathroom renovation)
- Grout color
- Subway tile in shower
- Bath tub
- Shower door
- Tub Spout & Shower Head (not shown in mood board)
- Shower niche insert (not shown in mood board)
Do you want to learn how to make your own mood board?
Having a mood board and design plan is crucial if you’re planning a big bathroom renovation, like this. They can also be helpful if you’re just planning to give a bedroom a quick refresh. Being able to see all of your product selections, colors, and decor next to each other will help you ensure that everything flows together nicely.
I like to use Canva to create my mood boards. It is a free website that anyone can use, even if you don’t have any graphic design experience (promise!)
Check out this full tutorial for how to create an interior design mood board to see my full process!
Bathroom Renovation: Project List
We have a lot of fun projects planned for this space, here’s a quick summary of what’s on our to-do list.
- Bathroom demo
- Install new bathtub
- Install new durock in shower (to prep for tile)
- Install new durock on floor (to prep for tile floors)
- Hang new drywall
- Tile shower with subway tile
- Install shower niche
- Tile bathroom floor
- Grout tile in shower and floor
- Reinstall baseboards & trim
- Install wainscoting panels
- Prime bathroom walls and wainscoting panels
- Paint baseboards & trim
- Paint wainscoting with this fun color
- Paint walls with this color
- Install new vanity
- Install new toilet
- Tile wall above vanity
- Install new bathroom light
- Hang mirror
- Install bathroom faucet
- Install tub spout and shower head
- Install shower door
- Build towel shelf of some sort
And that’s it folks! My goodness, when I type out that bathroom renovation list I realize that we’ve got a lot on our plates, don’t we?
Hope you enjoyed this bathroom mood board and hearing a bit more about our design and renovation plans for the space. Can’t wait to take you a long on another fun DIY journey!
Do you have any questions about the bathroom mood board or renovation?
Let us know in the comments below!