Basement Bathroom Remodel

basement bathroom remodel 

When we bought our 1920s bungalow it had 2 bathrooms.  We have a family of 6 and for ease and family harmony we wanted to add another bathroom.  Fortunately we had a storage room in our basement that was perfect canidate to for this remodel.  This room started out very creepy, any change would have been an improvement.  This room also had a deadbolt lock on it. To lock from the outside.  Weirdly, in our opinion, this was the only interior door with a lock in our entire house.  Its best not to think too much about all the potential scenarios.  Lets just leave that there.  Here is a picture of the space in its glory before:

Before bathroom

Courtsey of my contractor, MKE Design Build, here is the space at the beginning of the remodel:

bathroom remodel

I don't remember it in this state.  I must have blocked it out.  But I certainly feel grateful for the professionals that made this happen.

A couple months and we got a bathroom that serves us well.  With the support of my contractor I picked out the design elements for the space.  Everything began and centered around the Kohler Brockway Sink.  I saw it in a home we toured during house shopping.  It was love at first sight and I immediatley filed it away in my house dreams.  After a year of living with it, I still love it just as much.  We have found solutions for the storage that we lost from a typical vanity and we don't miss it.  The classic look of the sink led to picking the classic small black and white hexagon tile.  basement bathroom

During the planning phase of our remodel, we ended up with a quote that was SIGNIFICANTLY over our budget.  You can read about that here.  To get the quote to align with our budget changes had to be made.  We originally planned to tile the shower.  Of course it would have looked amazing, but a shower insert would save us thousands of dollars.  Using an insert was the right decision for us in the basement bathroom, I am glad my contractor suggested it.  I think it looks nice, its easy to clean, and offers an opportunity to pick out a cute shower curtain.

Basement Bathroom Shower

The light above the mirror was another successful choice.  I found it on Etsy.  If you haven't shopped on Etsy for lights, I highly recommend it, there is a fantastic selection of all styles.  The lights I used from this site were the icing on the design cake in my daughter's bedroom and in my son's bedroom.Basement Bathroom

The mirror is frame is vintage.  I am so glad it works in this space.  I purchased it from my friend, Kare's booth at SuzAnna's Antiques in North Carolina.  Kare is one of the best pickers I have ever come across, if you live close to Rolesville, NC the shop is definetely worth stop, and her booth is not the only one filled with good stuff.  I bought the frame without a plan for it, I just really loved the green color, I am so glad this one was not left behind.  It did not have a mirror, but it was easy to have one cut at a glass shop.  

Finally, the bathroom was finished off with the Magnolia Editorial Newspaper wallpaper.  When I spent a morning with my contactor picking out most of the design details for the remodel, she pulled out a sample of this wallpaper.  It took a brief 17 seconds for me to commit to using it somewhere in our home. Its another choice I would make all over again. This is commercial grade wallpaper that we had professionally installed.  It has held up perfectly in the bathroom, although we do use the fan everytime we shower. Basement bathroom remodel

Thanks for checking out our bathroom remodel.  If you would like to see the details on other rooms that have gotten an overhaul you can check them out here and here and here.

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