• August 16, 2010

Bungalow Bathroom Remodel

Small, Happy, Clean & White

Bathrooms, Paint, Restoration Diary

Finding the right shade of white paint can be a very difficult process. After trying numerous whites that were too blue, too green or too just not right, I hand mixed my own color. It is a pretty, soft white with a gray undertone. The bright white trim makes the wall color stand out.

We still have lots of little touches to finish up, but the tub, toilet and sink are installed. Oh, happy day!

We have been asked why we didn’t use refurbished antique or vintage plumbing fixtures. I think they are lovely and worth every penny if you can afford it. But, this is a bathroom remodel on a budget where every penny counts. It was more important for us to put our money towards desperately needed storage space.

Truth be told, after living with our old bathroom for 7 years, I just wanted everything to be brand new and to feel clean. No matter how much we cleaned the old bathroom, it never really felt clean.

Whether you decide to go with antique plumbing fixtures, modern fixtures in a vintage style or something completely modern, get something that you love and that makes you feel happy whenever you walk into the room.

See more: Our Bathroom Fixtures, Inspiration Room

Comments { 11 }
  1. Dee

    It looks great…love the marble tiled floor. Are you planning on installing a shower kit for the tub?

  2. Heather

    Dee, thanks! Yes, we are going to add a shower kit.

  3. elsie

    beautiful. you guys have great taste. i STILL have that gorgeous hansen kitchen inspiration post bookmarked!

  4. Erin

    Hey heather, love you blog. Honestly I’m living vicariously through you haha. I love hearing the love/hate stories with the house. It is my dream to fix up an old house. My boyfriend and I have been house hunting in the West Adams area since February. Needless to say, looking for a house that is not completely trashed under $200,000 has been so hard. Just did a house inspection at a small house in Harvard Heights today that left me in tears. The house has been “renovated” but unfortunately the entire system of the house is so Jerry-rigged everything had to be redone. The list is massive which was shocking since the house looked like it was in decent shape but all the work was done incorrectly. It was just incredibly heart breaking. We just can’t afford it. I hope we find our slice of heaven. I admire that you tackled such a project. I don’t have the income for major renovations, but diy stuff i can do, but this was all huge stuff beyond my control. Even at $30,000 below our max offer, it’s still too much work. Was your inspection report shocking when you bought the house? keep it up. I hope to find our little gem as well.

  5. Emily

    Your bathroom looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

  6. tamara

    The toilet and sink only look new because they are perfect and white. Great choices.

  7. carrah

    i envy your bathroom. so lucky!

  8. Dave the oven repairs man

    The finished bathroom looks really good, every thing seems to be finished to a good standard, I am having my bath done soon, before chrismas, so I am looking for idea’s at the moment, so thanks for sharing yours

  9. Sharron Clemons

    beautiful. you guys have great taste. i STILL have that gorgeous hansen kitchen inspiration post bookmarked!

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